How far down the toilet bowl is the U.S.? I offer the following for your consideration:
- The supreme court declared (some years ago, in fact) that burning an American flag is "free speech," thus protected. But burning a Mexican flag is considered a hate crime.
- High school students in the Peoples' Republic of California have been suspended from school for wearing a T-shirt with a pic of the American flag. Leftist school administrators claim that wearing such a shirt causes bad feelings in illegal alien students, or students who have recently immigrated. Of course once upon a time people who came to this country were expected to become Americans, and not to resent the flag. But those times are gone, thanks to the Left.
- In the totally wacked-out state of Rhode Island, a local "official"...well, here:
In Rhode Island some firefighters fly the U.S. flag on their trucks. But a local official has compared this to ISIS flying its black flag on their vehicles, and has told firefighters not to fly the American flag from their trucks.
"They look like a bunch of yahoos," Gralinski said at a board meeting. "Like in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I don’t think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. That’s not America to me. Those are a bunch of terrorists. So, I’m going to ask you to take the flag off that truck."
Gralinski later said through a spokesman that he chose his words poorly and apologized.
I know, I know...it's just a piece of cloth, right? At least that's what teachers and judges keep telling us. Means nothing at all. Can be burned with impunity. But can't be worn to school, or flown from a fire truck. You might try asking why the fuck not.