Originally posted by neutrino23
My first guess is that this could mean that that family had lost someone in a war. However, regardless of the sentiment I don't see anyone approving of desecrating the flag.
The american flag is not "sacred," and therefore I don't think there's a lot of desecration going on. I have plenty of respect for the American mission, but given the way things have spiraled away from our idealistic roots, I really don't see what's so wrong with such a mild form of protest, other than the fact that it far too vague in this case to do any good.
What might be better would be to make a custom flag with fifty stars masked into the shape of a hammer and sickle. No, I don't think we live in a socialist country, but if you're going to protest, you have to be loud.
Originally posted by superkarate monkeydeathcar
but if someone is flying the flag improperly, or incorrectly, it speaks volumes about who they are.
If you want to call me an idealist, an activist, or even a bit crazy, that's fine. But it was the crazy, idealist folks who got America from an imperial colony to a nation that changed the rest of the world.