Originally posted by Fieldthistle
At the same time, I hear other opinions and points of view that differ
all I said was to display a flag on flag day.
I haven't seen the contrary, from either party.
The fact that one displays a flag does not mean they are Republican. Patriotism and Republicanism are different -isms. Your posts suggests that it's Republican to display your flag. Which is hooey.
Any person who says that Patriotism = Republicanism, is off their rocker. Isn't Hillary CLinton as Patriot? John Kerry? Al Gore? John Edwards? I believe, they would consider themselves Patriots. I know Bill Clinton would. He used it in a speech I attended. As Did Hillary in Seneca Falls NY.
The fact that you find it painful that you find your country at odds with itself, shows that you care for it. Otherwise, you wouldn't care and wouldn't feel pain.
Flying the flag means you believe in the ideals of freedom and you care about it.
read this, from democrats.com, and get it straight from the horses mouth if you think my "opinion" is a Republican one. http://www.democrats.com/node/9071
any "democrat" or "liberal" or "independent thinker" who tells you that displaying a flag on flag day means: you support Bush, the war, and everything on the Republican agenda, is selling you something you don't ever want to buy. Our flag was also John F. Kennedy's flag, Franklin D. Roosevelt's, and Thomas Jefferson's.