Does this offend you as an American?

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    It does me. I have never seen this in our town, (which has a good sized population of Mexican people), but I have seen a couple of American Flag's upside down.

    It just ain't right!

    Did I do or say anything? No. I guess that is the big problem these days. :doubt: I guess I am part of the problem. I don't know.

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    It would definitely offend me. And if I knew who was responsible, I definitely would have done something about it. I am very against anyone disgracing the American flag. Being former military and have been a part of many Honor and Color Guards, I take the treatment of our flag seriously.
     
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    Very much so.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    It offends me, too...especially that the Mexican Flag is flying higher than the flag of the nation in which it is flying.

    But should you say anything?

    To whom? The flag police?

    They are expressing a political opinion, as is their right.

    The laws of the nation for which that flag stands, the nation they are disrespecting, gives them the freedom to make such statements.

    Be proud that you live in a nation so sure of itself that people have that right.

    If that place is a business, get a gang of like minded Americans to picket the place.

    Show up with hundreds of Americans flying the colors proudly and make a peaceable assembly to express YOUR opinion of the people who are going out of their way to dis this nation's colors.

    Turn about IS fair play, Bro.
     
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    personally, I think Americans should take to the streets and start burning flags.

    let's start with Iran, then France, Mexico, N. Korea the list goes on.
     
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    it is offensive, and if these people can not appreciate the country that is putting food on their family's tables then THEY DON'T BELONG HERE....I can NOT understand why these illegals would want to stay in a country that they HATE....the US of America, and not in the country that they obviously love, Mexico.

    if they were americans, or immigrants that were here legally, and this was a protest of such....fine, it is within their rights and God Bless America...for allowing dissent....

    But if they were ILLEGALS trying to make some point by putting their country's flag, above our flag in distress, (upside down), ON OUR SOIL and they think this is going to make some brownie points and immigration law go in their favor, they can kiss my grits! This really pisses me off....and I am a daughter of an immigrant, a legal immigrant and she has only praised the USA, and is GREATFUL to be living here, even with all of our faults....

    my mom speaks/reads 7 languages and is "traveled".... so she reads foreign EU papers on the internet to keep up with what is going on in Europe...italian, spanish, greek, french etc and even through some pretty crappy things were going on in our country with our government and other disturbing things, when ever I complained, she always tells me, "my name", you have no idea what you have here in this country....if you could read all the stuff that I can read about in other countries and with other country's governments and people's communities etc, as bad and corrupt as things may seem to be here, it is soooooo much more corrupt over there....still a true class system too..."
    America, is still better is what she tells me....it's the greatest country in the world, and even when our gvt messes up here, the PEOPLE fight back and have a never ending spirit of making things better, improving...kicking the corrupt suckers out....she says we haven't been BROKEN, but many countries have been, with complete apathy.

    so, maybe I am taking this a bit too hard or personally....and this is why this really pisses me off.... :(

    Care

    OH, HERE is the original story's link

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/m/montebello-flag.htm
     
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    It doesnt offend me it motivates me too vote for more border security.
     
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    It looks to me like something the anti-immigrant people would do. The US flag being flown in distress because the Mexican flag is winning...or something like that.
     
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    isnt this illegal?

    from wiki
    No other flag should be placed above it. The flag of the United States is always the first flag raised and the last to be lowered.

    When flown with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. The flag of one nation may not be displayed above that of another nation in time of peace.
     

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