Upside down flag..

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    Guy down the road has an flag pole in his yard.. Flies the American flag all the time..

    Prior to the election they also had a McCain/Palin yard sign near the road..

    Ever since the election the American flag has been flying upside down..

    Anyone else notice this type of thing near them??
     
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    Flying the flag upside down is a sign of distress. But, like calling 911, should be used only in a real emergency. While I can see the political statement being made, it is nonetheless disresptectful.
     
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    So does it mean they disrespect the USA?
     
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    Why don't you go to his house and ask him why he does it?
     
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    Its a free contry.. he has chosen to do this.. some say disrespctful other say its pure protest.. Im not that curious to know his story.. just wondering if others have seen this stuff after the election..

    Seems like he/they doesnt like the election results and wondered if this is going on in other parts of the country...
     
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    Apparently not until after the election..
     
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    I once flew the "Stars and Bars" Confederate flag upside down as a form of protest.

    But I don't think anyone noticed. :cool:
     
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    i would say they disrespect the flag, at most. after 9/11 bunches of well meaning people put flags out 24/7 in all kinds of weather, flew them off their cars til they got all tattered, etc- i don't think it's disrespect so much as ignorance of flag etiquette.
     
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    wasn't it the right wingers who freaked out when some purported leftie hung his flag upside down?

    Certainly it can't then be a legitimate sign of protest, can it?... unless of course it's done by a right wingnut.......
     
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    i have no idea. i don't recall any specific incident by either left or right.

    i will say that hanging the flag upside down as a political protest is not something i would choose to do-neither would i burn one, but i consider both legitimate, albeit highly distasteful to me, forms of protest.

    that, to me, is the irony of the flag, what it stands for allows you to trash it, if you so choose. i choose not to.
     

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