Seriously? Do you have an issue with this?

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  1. Tony

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    Nope. I think it's rather inspiring.

    I guess it depends on if you're a glass half empty of ambrosia or glass half full of pee type person.
     
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    Looks good to me!
     
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    I think the picture is awesome....
     
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    I don't get it. What's the problem? Looks cool to me.
     
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    In a time where our children are not allowed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at school, If find it fairly inspiring. My take is that if you have sacrificed to protect and defend that flag, then you deserve a little leeway in how you use it.

    I don't like them having the flag on the ground for the picture with the boots though. That's rule #1. I have no issue with the other ones I have seen.
     
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    No problem at all
     
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    I don't have a problem with this particular use of the flag. I think it represents the freedoms we enjoy from birth, and also the lives that it takes to allow those freedoms as thankless and faceless as that can be. That being said, it is technically an inappropriate use of the flag and I don't know where the line becomes crossed.
     
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    People get angry over the dumbest crap.
     
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    I love it!!! I wonder if those same people have issues with American Flag bikini's?
     
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    I like it.
     
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    Cool...
     
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    If the baby in the pic was named Charlotte Mezvinsky, everone would be in a tizzy.

    Seems like a straightforward answer for true patriots. From last year's thread on the same topic.

    4 U.S. Code § 8 - Respect for flag
    No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

    (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
    (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
    (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
    (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
    (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
    (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
    (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
    (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
    (i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

    (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

    (k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
     
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    So the flag code of conduct determines what a patriot is???
     
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    Actually, the flag is being used to support or protect the baby, I do not know how more respectful one could be of the flag than to have it caring for your precious baby. Now when your commi friends use it as kindling, I do take offense to that.
     
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    Personally I don't see a problem with it.
     
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    I like it!!!
     
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    I don't think there is anything wrong with it people just want to complain about somthin
     
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