I am astounded by the number of Americans who believe that flying the American flag makes a political statement. Some believe flying the flag shows support for the War in Iraq, or the current political administration. This is no more the truth than not flying the flag makes the opposite statement.
The American flag is above politics and is not controlled by anyone but the American people. That is why respect for what the flag represents is so important for our country.
The United States
The American flag represents the United States of America, waving proudly for all the world to see that and behind the United States flag, we stand UNITED.
The United States Flag is the most recognized flag around the world, and whether foreigners hate it, or love it, they know what it represents. Our flag is a beacon to those who are subjected to the cruelty of national leaders, in ways most of us couldn’t even imagine or understand.
What does the flag stand for? It stands …
- For the values we hold as Americans
- For our love of this country
- For this country’s potential
- For freedom
- For hope
- For knowing the difference between right and wrong
- For opportunity
- For a willingness to help the underdog
- For victory
- For protection
- For human rights
- For ideas
- For ideals
- For inclusion
- For love
- For mercy
- For patience
- For kindness
- For a willingness to help
- For passion
- For compassion
- For a symbol to the world
- For the CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES!
What the flag does not stand for! It is not …
- For a political party
- For exclusion
- For hate
- For disrespect
- For a particular idea
- For conservatives
- For liberals
- For libertarians
- For division
- For conformity
- For the branches of government: legislative, executive, judicial
- For diminishing differences of opinion
- For political gain
- For driving an agenda
- For pushing the political process
- For the rich
- For the powerful
- For the elite
- For the select few
- For any particular point of view
- For wearing apparel or other temporary products
- For crushing those that oppose our ideas
- For any certain group of CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES!
That’s what I think the U.S. flag stands for. What do you say? Tell me in the comments.