Flags at half-mast

Posted by Troy on 18th December 2012 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Okay, I’m sick of the flags flying at half-mast.  If that sounds cold and heartless, I’m sorry.  Ever since 9/11, we have been flying flags at half-mast over everything.  I remember the first “Patriot’s Day” (9/11 anniversary…this failed to stick).  They put the flag at half-mast, and I went ballistic.  I refused to put the flag at half-mast.  I wanted to run up a second pole and put that bad boy up double-mast.  The flag at half-mast is to announce the passing of a person of leadership.  It hails form the days when the fort flag would be put at half-mast to inform the soldiers and others that a leader had died.  Now it’s become a rite of mourning.  Worse yet, it has become a rite of mourning for people you didn’t even know.  I can understand someone lowering their flag when their father dies…but for Whitney Houston?  The act of lowering the flag has a depressive effect as well, depressing your spirit and making you more docile.  Not only that, but it’s being used as a weapon against us.  You see, you’re not allowed to argue.  Take for instance the Sandy Hook killings.  Flags are at half-mast.  You should be depressed.  Instead of it being a regional tragedy, it is converted to a national tragedy that we are all responsible for.  At the same time, they will immediately start pressing their agenda to ban guns.  However, if the NRA or anyone else gets out and defends individual rights and the 2nd Amendment, they would be branded as insensitive.  As such, the gun control fanatics get a jump on those who would promote individual rights in framing the debate or bullying public opinion.  ”If you’re not for gun control, you obviously want more dead children!”  The thing is that this is done at every opportunity, not just for guns.  Watch for this tactic, and you will see.

Long Live the Constitution!

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