Obama ‘explains’ why he does not wear a flag pin nor
stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart
This was sent to me and I’d like to share it with everyone………
I sure hope this gets around before Nov
On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 18:48:04 -0400, ‘LTG Bill Ginn’ USAF ret forwarded:
Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag
pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he
doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171,
During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all
present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the
flag with the right hand over the heart.
‘As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking
sides,’ Obama said. ‘There are a lot of people in the world to whom the
American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys
a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should
be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song
‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might
WHAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this could possibly be
our next president. I, for once, am speechless.