Flag Day 2015

IMG_4145©robinhollandThe “sound and fury, signifying nothing” patriotism of right-wing politicians has long included the metaphoric wrapping themselves in the flag, and an obsession with passing legislation to prevent our beautiful banner’s defacement, in egregious violation of the First Amendment’s right of free speech.

In 2003, Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), a supporter of a (waste-of-time) House amendment, H.R.J. Res. 4 (108th Congress, 1st Session), “The Congress shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States,” said, “If we allow the flag’s defacement, we allow our country’s gradual decline.”

Wonder what he thinks of the trend for Old Glory to wrap the bodies of all kinds of American citizens in the form of  sweaters, jackets, shirts, pants (street-appropriate and pajama bottoms), scarves, bikinis, etc. And of course it’s important to accessorize: including bags, backpacks, umbrellas, hats, caps, helmets and bandanas.

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4 Responses to Flag Day 2015

  1. Joyce says:

    Wearing clothing with the American Flag on it has been popular here in France for about the last 3 years or so. I was very surprised when I first saw it and am still surprised that the style seems to be going strong. I have asked a few people why they are wearing the American flag and not the French one and have been told consistently, that the French flag isn’t as cool. This place (France) always keeps me guessing.

    • So interesting and definitely mysterious. I recently saw a photo of a crowd in Havana and one man was sporting a big flag t-shirt.
      We’ll know that things are really crazy when Frenchwomen are wearing American flag bikinis on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur.
      Hope you’re doing great and are enjoying the summer.

  2. hankypaws says:

    I was waiting all day for your Flag day post and happily here it is. My favorite year yet.

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