Monday, July 25, 2011

The Flag Rant

Here's the situation. You're at a parade and the American flag passes by. Everyone next to you stands in respect except one person. How would you respond?

Do you confront that person? Or do you just let it go?

I say, let it go. To each his own. It's none of my business if someone doesn't want to stand for the flag. Maybe they're Jehovah's Witnesses. Maybe they're consciencious objectors. Maybe they have arthiritis in their knees. Maybe they just don't feel like it.

But what business is it of yours? It's a free country.  People don't have to salute the flag if they don't want to.


Craig Edwards said...

I'm with you. I wouldn't like it, but I wouldn't interfere either. There are already so many well-meaning people who fly the flag disgracefully - dirty, ripped, etc. I feel ineffectual saying I wouldn't jump in, but people are crazy and might kill you now. Interesting post...makes you think....and I think that makes it good!

Luana Krause said...

Craig: The thing is that we don't know what other people are dealing with in their personal lives. We are quick to judge and criticize. I'm not one for confrontation anyway.