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Old 02-23-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Obama says he no longer wears a AMERICAN FLAG on his lapel. He feels that he is prepared to be Commander-in-Chief. Would he say that a service person does not need to wear any ribbons showing thier TOUR of DUTY in order to show PATRIOTIC SERVICE to THEIR country?
I still can't figure out what wearing the lapel pin has to do with wearing war ribbons??????
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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Since the whole issue of lapel pins was put to rest about three months ago why is this thread even here?
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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To me, wearing a flag pin and riding around with a flag flying off your car has become synonymous with I support Bush's war in Iraq.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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Default wake up AMERICA!!!!

Give me a break , here we go again with another SMOKE SCREEN . What differance does it really make ? We spend too much time looking at what they are wearing , Like they would be a better president if the have a flag on their lapel! listen too what they are promissing to do for US! . Then ask the important question , can they really do what they have promissed? can they really make a change ? will their party let them make the changes , or is it all just a smoke screen to get your votes?and then will it be business as usual. does that mean also that anyone that does not fly the American flag is not a patriot ?
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:09 PM
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In lieu of a pin I'd rather there be substantive policies passed that take of our VFWs when they return to this country injured or permanently maimed. Or perhaps more care/concern taken before sending them overseas to die. IOW more action less talk would be nice from our politicians b/c you can wear all the pins you want but at the end of the day what does that really do for our citizenry? Sorry I'm just more about substance, not just public displays of ideology.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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RE: My original Post. A so called "PIN" is not only a symbal but a Silent non verbal message of support and PATRIOTISM to the USA. RE: a navy person not always wearing their ribbons is the uniform of the day. Wearing dress WHITES requires all ribbons to be worn. Same with MARINE dress BLUES. Class "A" requires the wearing of stripes/hash marks/any ribbons earned during any tour of duty. One POST says here that RIBBONS are meaningless (my word). I have an excellent example of a "RIBBON" that is worn by a very FEW Military men. While in JAPAN in 1951, I had the HONOUR of SALUTEING and speaking with a SGT 1 Class wearing this RIBBON. He received this RIBBON during service in WW11 while in the NAVY in the Pacific. This RIBBON and MEADAL was PRESENTED to him by THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. It was the "MEDAL OF HONOUR". So don't any one tell me that a RIBBON means NOTHING and is NOT IMPORTANT. Stefhen
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: NM
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OMG! How could I have been so blind? Forget about the other issues, like our failing healthcare system, the joke of an education system, the narcotics superhighway that is our southern border, and the quagmire in Iraq. Folks he's not wearing a pin! Therefore he must be a rabid anti-American out to destroy our way of life!!!
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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RE: My original Post. A so called "PIN" is not only a symbal but a Silent non verbal message of support and PATRIOTISM to the USA. RE: a navy person not always wearing their ribbons is the uniform of the day. Wearing dress WHITES requires all ribbons to be worn. Same with MARINE dress BLUES. Class "A" requires the wearing of stripes/hash marks/any ribbons earned during any tour of duty. One POST says here that RIBBONS are meaningless (my word). I have an excellent example of a "RIBBON" that is worn by a very FEW Military men. While in JAPAN in 1951, I had the HONOUR of SALUTEING and speaking with a SGT 1 Class wearing this RIBBON. He received this RIBBON during service in WW11 while in the NAVY in the Pacific. This RIBBON and MEADAL was PRESENTED to him by THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. It was the "MEDAL OF HONOUR". So don't any one tell me that a RIBBON means NOTHING and is NOT IMPORTANT. Stefhen
Steve, unless I am mistaken, Senator Obama is neither on active duty nor a military veteran. He is thus neither violating any order of the day nor displaying a lack or patriotism -- unless of course one defines patriotism simply as displaying images of the flag.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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And whenever did wearing an American flag pin made in China make anyone patriotic?
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: bumcrack Nebraska
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And whenever did wearing an American flag pin made in China make anyone patriotic?
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