07 September 2008

Just don't question...

This from multiple sources, so H/T: Hot Air's Captain Ed on this for being the first place I wandered across it!

David Harsanyi writing at the Denver Post blog, has an article on 12,000 American flags left for over a week in hefty trash bags on the loading dock at Invesco Field. These were the flags, many never unfurled, that were left-overs from the DNC happenings there and rescued by a worker at the loading dock. The Republican Party will pick them up to help things out... as you really don't have much expectation for things left by the dumpster and abandoned, with one Party's trash being another Party's treasure.

From 4 USC 8 on Respect for the Flag (via Justia) and more at the USA Flag Site:

(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

Wrapping flags up and putting them in hefty trash bags is not showing respect to the flag or disposing of it in a dignified way. Even if they were headed to an incinerator:

My thanks to GatewayPundit for the image uploaded for the Harsanyi article at the Denver Post.

You can't buy patriotism, but you sure can trash it very, very easily.

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