The Obama Flag Should be Burned

Much attention has been drawn recently to a flag rendition from the Obama campaign and most people are getting the argument wrong.  It’s not that the Obama campaign has desecrated the American Flag but rather they have replacedit with their own version just like they want to replace the American system with something altogether different.  The Obama flag represents the ideals of a new America where Old Glory no longer flies free, but is replaced with a sinister new version that stands for something totally different.

The Obama flag consists of five red and four white stripes with a blue Obama “O” where the field of stars would be in the American flag.  They were selling the flag print for $35 on the official Obama website but it is now sold out so I have read.  For the record, I refuse to go to the website because it requires an email and zip code to enter.  The representation has drawn the ire of patriotic Americans as it should but I would argue that it should disturb them for different and more sinister reasons than most have given.

Per the US Flag Code, “the flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever.”  In the past, ardent Obama supporters removed the field of stars and replaced it with a picture of Obama centered inside the “O” campaign symbol. 

This was clearly an affront to the US Flag and the Flag Code and went away fairly quickly but no one was prosecuted.  Laws regarding the desecration of the US Flag have been struck down by the Supreme Court and it appears that at present, little can be done about such acts without passing a constitutional amendment.  One passed the House 1995 failed to garner the necessary two-thirds vote to pass the Senate.  Other similar attempts have been made since and failed as well.

The Obama “flag” on the website is not a United States Flag and it would be argued that it is not subject to the flag code any more than most patriotic items found in the local craft store or Hobby Lobby between Memorial Day and July 4.  The Obama “flag” has nine stripes and no field of stars like the American Flag.  It does not have fifty stars over a blue field.  If you asked one hundred people if this was the American Flag, the vast majority would likely state the negative. 

Although, with public education being the way it is, there would definitely be some idiots out there answering in the affirmative.

What’s most disturbing is that this O Flag is a replacement of the American Flag in the minds of Obama drones.  Under this new banner, “social justice” prevails.  Wealth is redistributed by force to those more deserving in the minds of the redistribution camp under the guise of “fairness”.  Government is central and the collective more important than the individual.  Private property becomes collective property.  Individual freedoms become subject to the greater good determined by elites such as Obama.

The great leader Obama is represented by a giant blue “O” (a zero is more fitting) over a white background which replaces the former fifty stars over a field of blue representing fifty interdependent states. 

In Obamaland, the giant circle of blue represents the unified circle or collective that now binds us all together with the center of the circle being the great leader Obama who knows better than the former fifty stars formerly represented on the American Flag.  Incidentally, the field of blue is replaced with a field of white which is altogether appropriate for this administration.
             
Are you starting to get it now?  The new flag replacing the old is incredibly more disturbing and much more offensive.

The United States Flag is one of the most recognized symbols representing the greatest country on earth. It should infuriate people that we have a president who deplores the ideals for which it stands demonstrated through his actions and policies.  It should be even more disturbing that an ever increasing portion of our population does not see the evil in such policies.  We should not be angry that his campaign has altered the American Flag, but that they replaced it with a new one more to their liking.  There can be nothing more representative of what they want to do to this country and our American way of life.

It is time for Americans everywhere to once again rally around Old Glory and protect it from the enemy at our gates.  America has stood for nearly two and a half centuries as a beacon of freedom to the world.  She stands for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Sound the trumpet, ring the bells, mount up, rally the troops.  It’s time to defend her.

Old Glory is tattered and worn, but ready for the fight.

The Obama Flag needs burned and thrown on the trash heap of failed ideals for which it stands.

Are you up to it America?

Steve Sheldon

About the author, Steve Sheldon: Steve Sheldon is a lifelong outdoorsman, hunter, gun-rights enthusiast and widely published author. Steve spent a dozen years in private industry as an investment broker and owner of multiple businesses. He served the National Rifle Association almost ten years in various capacities before moving to Americans for Prosperity in his current role of External Affairs Officer. Steve has held various church leadership roles over the years and served in a jail ministry. View all articles by Steve Sheldon

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