The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, October 22, 2007
The fact that Obama apparently feels comfortable showing his contempt for long-standing traditions speaks volumes about the man. His continued refusal to honor the flag of the United States smacks of disloyalty and defiance, but it also suggests an inability to gauge the ripples of controversy created by his actions -- not a quality we would want in the leader of our nation. For a politician running for the highest office in the land to deliberately and publicly refrain from showing respect for his country is sheer idiocy! The flag may be just a piece of cloth, but better men than Barack Obama have died to preserve what it stands for. Most Americans acknowledge that.....and so should Obama.
Obama's defenders have been quick to point out that the photo in question is not a video, and that Obama simply may have been the last to raise his hand to his heart or the first to put it down. If, however, the photo is an accurate account of the events, Obama's action -- or lack thereof -- should not be taken lightly. America doesn't need a citizen of the world with globalist ideas right now. We need a president who is committed to the United States and the United States alone.....a leader who can accurately estimate the consequences of his actions and who is not above placing his hand on his heart to honor the flag and the anthem of the country he serves.