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This is a discussion on Local man making a 'statement' within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by atctimmy This is America friend. If he wants to protest the actions of his government with an upside down flag then I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    This is America friend. If he wants to protest the actions of his government with an upside down flag then I say go for it.

    While we are here let's get something else straight. Nobody, not one single soldier, sailor, airman or Marine has died for that flag. They all died fighting to preserve what that flag represents....The United States and freedom.

    A flag is just a few polyester patches and some thread. Freedom is being able to protest your government the way you see fit when you notice that things are starting to smell like rotten fish.
    Well said my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I spent 24 years of my life defending his right to lawfully protest the actions of the government. While I may not agree with his means, I still defend his right to do so.
    Well said and thanks for the service!
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    acttimmy nailed it.

    To the OP - I'm a veteran - there is a long list of things that bother me - this doesn't make the list by a long shot. If someone does/doesn't do something because they're concerned how "the veterans" will perceive it - that makes the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigs View Post
    Sorry, you are mistaken. It is however a "national" signal for distress with meaning only to other citizens of the United States. I could be used, for example, to let other ships of the battle group know when your ship was in trouble. Actually had more practical use back when we had fewer methods of communication WWII and prior. International signals of distress do not include flying national flags upside down because with a huge number of national flags you could not tell the difference. They are the same upside down or right side up; probably some sideways. Check out some of them on Wiki and you'll see what I mean.

    I was a Navy Signalman for 20 years, it was my job to know these things. Funny how it can still come in handy 12 years later.
    Thanks for straightening me out on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exacto View Post
    Thanks for straightening me out on that.
    Glad to help. That's a fairly common mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise;2541717[B
    ]Flying the flag upside down is a sign of "extreme distress".[/B] Personally I wouldn't do it but we have a neighbor who is active duty Coast Guard who flew his flag upside down for several months before the election.
    +1... It is in no way disrespectful; I have done it in the past and will probably do it again in the (near) future.

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    In defense of the OP I don't think he realized that flying the flag upside down wasn't being disrespectful of the flag.
    With all the rules for flag flying and disposal, it would be easy to miss the "extreme distress" rule.
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    IMO everything that involves our current government should be a heated debate. we have let them take to many of our rights we have let this happen doing NOTHING its time WE THE PEOPLE DO SOMETHING

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