Sara Palin Signing the US Flag

@dark_joev (3043)
United States
October 22, 2010 11:22pm CST
I was looking on line for nothing and well stumbled across this. http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2010/10/21/palin-desecrates-american-flag-with-her-signature/ It clearly shows Plain putting her signature on the US Flag which is her right and all not saying it is some violation of the law it is how ever a violation of the US Flag Code your not suppose to write things on it or burn it unless you are doing it to retire the flag. So was she or could it be said she doesn't care about the country as the Flag is a symbol of what this country stands for and she goes and puts her name on the Flag. I personally don't like Palin a lot but I do have a lot of respect for what the flag stands for and think that people should respect it. Even if they feel that they need to Burn it in Protest as they do get that freedom. But Palin the I love the United States goes and signs the flag. What do you think?
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
24 Oct 10
IMO, it was most likely simple ignorance on her part. Not everyone is aware of the rules when it comes to the flag but it would have been nice if someone had spoken up before Palin wrote on it. Or maybe she just wanted folks to be talking about her again.
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@jb78000 (15178)
24 Oct 10
you won't like this spall but i think treating and thinking of your flag as something holy is going too far. blind patriotism is dangerous and pulling in almost religious techniques is not a good idea. unfortunately i doubt very much Big Palin was trying to make a point about this flag code. she simply didn't know. and since chances are she supports such guidelines, or would if she knew about them, this indicates that somebody needs to do more homework.
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@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
25 Oct 10
I personally feel that blind patriotism is more like nationalism where you believe your nation is the best of them all and refuse to see the problems of the nation you claim to love. Where in being a patriot you see the US Constitution as the national Bible and believe in the rights to life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness for everyone. You also see the things that make this nation not so great and are willing to put in the hard work to make it better for everyone or at least to fix the problems with this nation in the hope that one day it can truly be the best nation on the planet. That other nations have the goal of becoming like the United States that is how we as patriots hope to spread freedom not by our weapons or force but by having a garden without weeds or as many weeds of other nations that the people of the world see us as the guide for how their nations should run. We can spread freedom by living by example. There I went again spreading my idea of patriotism.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
25 Oct 10
jb, I have no problem with your views from over there across the big pond. You come from a different history than we do here in the U.S. Our flag is not akin to anything holy but it is very important to the citizens of a country who fought for freedom and cherish the flag as a symbol of that struggle. We don't have nearly the pomp and circumstance that you guys have when it comes to the Royal Family...but we do have our rules for the flag.
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@jb78000 (15178)
24 Oct 10
as everybody else has said it probably was just ignorance, not deliberate disrespect. bit of a slip for somebody who sells themselves on being a True Patriot though.
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@djbtol (5501)
• United States
28 Oct 10
If it is a negative, it is a puny insiginificant negative for someone who has done so much for her country. Petty criticisms like this are a dime a dozen, and do nothing to create meaningful debate.
@anniepa (26838)
• United States
28 Oct 10
"Done so much for her country"? WHAT has she done for her country? I don't see that she's done anything for anyone other than herself! Annie
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
29 Oct 10
LMAO! Do tell, djbtol, what has Palin done for her country? And don't fall back on that lame "took on big oil" claim that only benefitted her state of Alaska. You know, the state she was the governor of until she realized that she could make big bucks and stay in the spotlight if she dumped those clowns and hit the road.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
23 Oct 10
In my own opinion she would do anything to be in the media and keep the spotlight on her "cause" so it's sort just par for the course.
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I don't think she intended to disrespect the flag or anyone else, I think she was just once again showing her ignorance.
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• Belgium
23 Oct 10
I'm not a big fan of Palin, but I doubt she meant any disrespect by it.
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@djbtol (5501)
• United States
23 Oct 10
She certainly was not desecrating the flag. Palin's love for America has been evident from the beginning. Unlike obama, she also has no problem with hand over heart during the pledge, 'under God' in the pledge, and 'Creator' in the Declaration of Independence. More power to Sarah Palin and the TEA party!
@anniepa (26838)
• United States
25 Oct 10
Who has HER love for America been evident from the beginning? I don't remember anyone running for President or Vice President talking about almost nothing but their own state, unless she was attacking someone else for being anti-American, that is. It was during the National Anthem that President Obama didn't have his hand on his heart which isn't at all unusual. I was raised that you do that during the Pledge, not the Anthem. Annie
@djbtol (5501)
• United States
26 Oct 10
For a meaningful comparison to Sarah Palin signing a flag, I am reminded of obama's good buddy and terrorist friend Bill Ayers. He chose to stand on the flag for his article published on 9/11. Sara Palin loves America and is wise to put down liberal democrats that oppose the flag and desecrate it. Guess we will have to find a different picture of obama snubbing the flag, if that will help you understand how it is.
@anniepa (26838)
• United States
27 Oct 10
Oops! That first sentence was meant to be, "HOW has HER love for America been evident from the beginning?" I think it was Bill Maher who recently said, and I may be paraphrasing a bit, "Conservatives love America, they just hate about half of the people in it." He added, "Liberals love America but they want to change everything about it." I think he was right on with the first part, except that it's a bit of a contradiction. When I think of a country, including my own, I think of the people who live there. On the second part, he was partially right. Liberals are willing to admit things aren't perfect and there some changes should be made and that recognizing that doesn't make one "Anti-American". Annie
@anniepa (26838)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I don't think she "technically" meant any disrespect by signing the flag but I think she just SO thinks she's SO loved and admired and SO known as a great patriot that it's fitting for her to autograph the U.S. Flag and that anyone who disapproves must be a limp and impotent liberal from the anti-American part of the country who pals around with terrorists. You betcha! Of course, if President Obama or any other Democrat were to do that, she'd be tweeting something stupid in her unique Palinesque fashion about how he thought he was such a big celebrity he didn't have to respect our flag. Double you betcha! Annie
• United States
27 Oct 10
I would much rather she sign it than stomp on it, rip it to shreds, or burn it - all in the name of free speech. Sarah Palin did not ask to come into the spotlight; she was asked to do so. After the election was over, other people pulled her back into the spotlight. One thing everyone who works with her (except McCain's crew)says she is low maintenance. The 'handlers' were upset with her because she wanted to speak from the heart, not sound bites. She does not have an entourage. She wears her own clothing and was more than a little upset that McCain's group insisted she wear the expensive stuff. She believes in having her state or country pay as little out as possible. She told McCain's people to take back the clothing; instead they shipped it to her house in Alaska. She immediately returned everything to them saying she was quite happy shopping for her own clothing in thrift shops. She also believes in thrift for her family. She would never dishonor our flag for the pure sport of it. She believes, unlike most politicians, in God, Country and Family. Dumb, she isn't. When she doesn't know something, she is one quick study to learn about it. But, she has little patience with stupid questions and questioners, like Katie Couric. She expected real questions, not 'What do you read up in Alaska?' Why would reading in Alaska be any different from the lower states???? Her answer was flippant and, of course, it gave Katie her I gotcha moment. Out of six hours of tape, that was the piece Katie's station played.
@anniepa (26838)
• United States
27 Oct 10
I know we have John McCain to thank for her bursting onto the national spotlight but she could easily have gone back to Alaska and finished out her term as governor after the election but she did not, certainly not because she didn't want to remain in the public eye! Are you saying she wears clothing from thrift shops now when she makes her speeches and goes around endorsing and stomping for candidates? I didn't know people who believe in thrift demanded first class transportation and lodging either...lol. I've seen nothing to assure me she's one quick study to learn about anything. Katie Couric's question really wasn't stupid if one knows the background; Sarah herself had stated she'd gotten her world view from reading many newspapers and magazines. I really don't see what was wrong with following up and asking which ones she read. Katie could have chosen her words better than to say "up there in Alaska" or whatever the exact words were, I'll give you that, but it was a legitimate question and it certainly wasn't the only one CBS played. Sarah admitted later she was being a smart a$$ - my words, not hers, but I can't remember her EXACT phrase - but if she really wanted to both put Katie in her place and keep herself from appearing clueless she could have done better, doncha think? Since none of us can get inside anyone else's heart or mind, I really don't think it's fair for it to be constantly claimed that Sarah somehow loves her country OR her family more than any of the rest of us, including politicians do! Annie
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
28 Oct 10
"After the election was over, other people pulled her back into the spotlight." I doubt that. No one forced her to (sorta) write a book and to resign her position as governor so that she could schelp around the country promoting it. No one has been forcing her to do all of the speaking engagements she's been doing. She saw the post election cash cow long before the election and chose the limelight and money over honoring the commitment she made to the citizens of Alaska who elected her.
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• United States
24 Oct 10
defacing a flag is covered under the First Amendment to the U.S. constitution which says defacing a flag is an act of protected speech. The most recent attempt in 2006 to pass a ban on desecrating the American flag was rejected by the Senate in a close vote of 66 in favour and 34 opposed - one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to send the amendment to be voted on the States. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1322627/Obama-signs-Apple-iPad-Sarah-Palin-accused-desecrating-US-flag.html#ixzz13F4VCLXq
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
25 Oct 10
Yeah I do know it is a protected right under the First Amendment and I do believe it should be allowed but couldn't avoid it as you would think Sarah Palin the I love America lady would know the US Flag code and would respect it. I personally follow the US Flag code as closely as I can.
@djbtol (5501)
• United States
28 Oct 10
Sarah Palin certainly does lover her country and honor the American flag and all that it stands for. That cannot be said of obama and most of his followers.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
23 Oct 10
This is just another non-story. I seriously doubt any non-military people here no much of anything about the US Flag Code. They haven't taught US Flag Code in schools for decades now and even when they did, I don't believe they taught much more than the proper way to fold it. I doubt anyone here believes she was trying to disparage the flag in any way shape or form. It just shows how desperate some people are to attack her that they'll seize on something like this. By comparison, it means about as much to me as Obama not holding his hand over his heart during the national anthem.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
24 Oct 10
Yeah they don't cover the US Flag Code in schools I know it from being in the Cub Scouts and being on the honor guard. Having to carry the US Flag