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What Would You Have Done?

Posted by on Apr. 4, 2014 at 1:03 PM
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Marine Schools Protesters Dishonoring the Flag With Lesson in Patriotism

by Jeanne Sager

american flagsMy fellow Americans, a word? If you want to protest something -- anything -- you might want to leave the American flag out of it ... or at least be a little more respectful of Old Glory than a bunch of Albuquerque, New Mexico protesters were this week. Carting the flag upside down -- an official signal of distress -- the protesters were caught on video thumbing their noses at the national symbol.

But while their act of insolence may be disheartening, the bravery the disrespect for the flag inspired in an angry US Marine and another serviceman is a beautiful show of patriotism! Ready to see some patriotic butt kicking? Watch what these servicemen do when they take note of the disrespect for our country:


What's truly puzzling is why the flag was being used at all. It almost seemed intended to incite people, as technically they were protesting against excessive force used by the police department rather than the American government.

Apparently there are some folks who have accused these two servicemen of "violating" the protesters' right to free speech, but quite frankly, I'm not buying it.

The protesters had free speech ... but freedom of speech does not mean protection from repercussions for what it is you say or do. The protesters made a bad choice in disrespecting the flag, and the result is they met up with people who did not like what they did.

It should also be pointed out that the Marine and the other serviceman did NOT hurt anyone. In fact, the protesters ran off (or drove off, if you want to get technical), dropping the flag on the ground (another act of desecration), but they were never harmed. They just got what was coming to them.

Put yourself in the servicemen's shoes. What would YOU have done?

by on Apr. 4, 2014 at 1:03 PM
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mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Apr. 4, 2014 at 1:12 PM

I wouldn't have done anything, people are crazy these days.

SlapItHigh
by Platinum Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 7:04 PM
This.

Quoting mom2jessnky:

I wouldn't have done anything, people are crazy these days.

chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Apr. 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Yep. I wouldn't have done anything. Maybe talk about it later, but I don't go looking for confrontations.

Quoting mom2jessnky:

I wouldn't have done anything, people are crazy these days.

jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:36 PM

People are insane - you never know what they might do. 

violinjewel
by Julia on Apr. 4, 2014 at 9:37 PM
I agree with the others. People are dumb and crazy these days. I wouldn't have confronted them.
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by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 5, 2014 at 3:56 PM

I think I would have stood up against those weenies.

DisabledVet
by on Apr. 5, 2014 at 3:59 PM

The same exact thing. I'm a veteran and the wife of a veteran and the daughter of a veteran as well as being the DIL of a veteran. The servicemen also had free speech. No ones rights were violated.

LeJane
by on Apr. 6, 2014 at 5:18 PM

 I would like to think I would have done the same thing....

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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Apr. 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Honestly, I don't think I would have done anything....people are just insane.

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