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Old 11-06-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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For a bunch of guys who love to think of themselves as rugged, you guys sure seem to be on the lookout for petty things to get your panties in a twist!

For a bunch of conservatives who are constantly complaining about the pushy, intrusive federal government, you sure seem to be unduly interested in whining about what the federal government says a state or local unit of government should be doing!

Are you able to comprehend the fact that a statutory provision that says the flag "should" be displayed does not actually require anything?
This is precisely the reason for my query...

For the record, I am neither Republican or Democrat... only someone that raised the flag each morning at assembly for several years at my public school...

The same school that no longer flies the American Flag or has a polling place with one.

If it really is question of funds... I would like to contribute or volunteer to supply one gratis.

As a child and young adult... every home in the neighborhood sported American Flags on the 4th of July and Veterans Day... now, I think I am the last holdout except for the 99 year old widow that lives alone down the street...
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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I just voted--4 more years of hope and change and saw they put a flag on the sidewalk in front of the polling place (a pre-school/daycare).
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I voted at a community center in a Somali majority neighborhood. There was an American flag hanging outside. On any other day, that flag would not be there.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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As a fund raiser, the high school band places a flag in front of homes who subscribe to their service. My whole subdivision has flags out in front of our houses on all patriotic days, most listed in the flag code. They put the election day flag up Sunday evening.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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A flag is only a symbol. There are many people who wave flags and don't even vote. What matters the most is what you do to contribute to your community to make it a better place. I don't care which candidate you vote for, but Red, White and Blue = White, Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and a mix of all of them! That's what real freedom means. We are a UNITED states where 100% of Americans count!
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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My my entire voting life... my polling place, a public school, has always had an American Flag curbside and one in the polling area.

This morning, a warm and sunny day, there were no flags to be seen... even on the school flagpole.

I commented to the election worker and she said we don't do that anymore

Found it strange and wonder if it is like this at other polling places?
Well, you don't want to give people the wrong idea about the US, like we're a union or something.
Or have a flag, a national anthem or that we're a democracy.

Besides, the flag might "offend" someone and we don't want to offend anyone these days.


Plus, it might scare off the illegals
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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A flag is only a symbol. There are many people who wave flags and don't even vote. What matters the most is what you do to contribute to your community to make it a better place. I don't care which candidate you vote for, but Red, White and Blue = White, Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and a mix of all of them! That's what real freedom means. We are a UNITED states where 100% of Americans count!
My Dad was a US Marine, a WWII vet and he would respectfully disagree with you. The flag meant something more to those who fought for it and we should remember that.

I cannot think of a more appropriate place to fly the flag than at an election polling place. Only MHO.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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The US flag is very offensive to immigrants who have allegiances elsewhere so we need to do everything we can to be tolerant and all inclusive of other cultures.
What?

That's like me moving to Mexico and being offended by the Mexican flag???...

This is America. We have our flag. We should hang it at polling places. Or anywhere else we can want to hang it...
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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They had two big flags at the entrance of my voting station in New Jersey....though the bastards didn't have "I voted" stickers.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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My Dad was a US Marine, a WWII vet and he would respectfully disagree with you. The flag meant something more to those who fought for it and we should remember that.

I cannot think of a more appropriate place to fly the flag than at an election polling place. Only MHO.

I can really relate. My father was also a marine in WW2..guadalcanal.......you are absolutely right.......

The red is for the blood that was shed...........
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