The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72265 Message #1244133
Posted By: CarolC
10-Aug-04 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Subject: RE: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Congratulations Bee-dubya-ell, on your possession of what seems to be one of the few unwashed brains between Seattle and New Orleans!
That's rather unfortunate for Bee-dubya-ell, since the rest of his body is quite a bit to the east of what lies between Seattle and New Orleans.
You're not just doing to the flag and the flag is just a physical symbol. Call it idolatry, if you wish, but no one is worshipping the flag in this case.
Then they can just leave out the bit about "pledging allegiance to the flag", and stop having people stand facing the flag with their hand over the left side of their chest. As long as that part is in there, people like me will have problems with it.
How about this... "I pledge allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America, and to the republic it serves, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.