The Red, White, and Blue
Like many Americans, I began wearing a flag pin after September 11. I do so out of respect for those killed in the terrorist attacks, and in recognition of this country's war on radical Islamist terror. It turns out that some journalists and some presidential candidates are uncomfortable and even upset about flags on lapels. Their comments are both disappointing and bizarre given the very serious issues facing this nation. But maybe their superior and supercilious views offer a window into what ails us as a society.
He goes on to say that Barack Obama has stopped wearing his flag lapel pin, chosing instead to let his words and actions speak for his patriotism. Lou quotes Katie Couric, opposing "the whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying 'we' when referring to the United States."
Since when did being proud of being an American become offensive- to OTHER Americans? "We" ARE Americans. "We" ARE the United States. "We" have EVERY right to display our country's flag.
If being a patriotic American feels so wrong to you, Katie, and Obama, you can just leave. We have NOTHING to be embarrassed about as a nation. NOTHING. And NOTHING will EVER stop me from displaying our flag- either as a lapel pin or flying from the pole in front of our house.