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Old 12-06-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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Well according to the articles as codified by Ike, Obama does have the authority.

http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/c.../halfstaff.pdf

You are half right; he has the authority to order the flag to half-staff for foreign dignitaries at all federal buildings but not state buildings.

 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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Well, except a lot of other countries also lowered their flags.

Wait, maybe ALL countries are stupid
He's not stupid for lowering the flag....he is just stupid
 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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I really can't get over it how stupid Obama is. this country is the laughing stock of the world.
Really? You do know the EU is running flags at half staff too?

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/european-union-flags-fly-half-staff-honor-memory-photo-162728971.html


I'm sure they find us a laughingstock for honoring a widely respected man like they do. Look at those Americans....hahhaha...they're respecting this man just like us!


Hmm...no I'm not seeing it.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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The Sheriff's office is not property of the government, so he wasn't obligated to lower the flag.

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United States President Barack Obama ordered that flags on US government buildings, ships at sea and installations be lowered to half mast through to sunset on Monday, in a rare honour for a foreign leader
Australian flags not lowered for Nelson Mandela's death

I am saddened by the death of Mr Mandela. He was an amazing man, but I think Obama went too far as to having government, ships at sea and installations to lower the flag. If Obama wants to lower a flag, let him lower the flag flying over the WH, which is the usual procedure and is the procedure that other countries follow - lowering the flag at the highest government building. In the UK the only flag that was lowered was at Downing Square and at some neighboring diplomatic missions (a decision that they made).
 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Sheriff Rick Clark of Pickens Co South Carolina tweeted that he will refuse President Obama's direction that US flags be lowered to half-staff, in tribute to Nelson Mandela:

South Carolina Sheriff Refuses To Lower Flag For Mandela

Clark's stated reason? Mandela's not an Amurrikin, he-yuck he-yuck.


Stay classy, SC...
'


I have all the respect in the World for Mandela, but he was a South African leader, not a American leader nobody should be forced to lower their flags if they don't want to. I have no problem with what they did.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: WA
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As is appropriate for Commonwealth nations when a distinguished member of the Commonwealth dies. We are not a Commonwealth nation.


It wasn't a righty who stroked out and started a "ZOMG stupid hillbilly sheriff!" thread.
Are France, Norway, and Kenya also part of the commonwealth?
 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Not surpised

Certainly there are some fine people in SC, but he obviously is not among them. Pure ignorance.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: WA
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He's not stupid for lowering the flag....he is just stupid
Oh ok. Thank you for sharing your opinion.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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Certainly there are some fine people in SC, but he obviously is not among them. Pure ignorance.
I agree, when the current idiot infesting the White House didn't order the flag down when Thatcher died. Pure ignorance.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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Well, except a lot of other countries also lowered their flags.

Wait, maybe ALL countries are stupid
Flags were lowered at the government buildings where the head of state/president/prime minister conduct business (WH, Downing Square). That is the usual protocol. They don't order that the flag be lowered nationwide or at certain government/military facilities. Apparently Australia was the only country not to lower their flag at Parliament.
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