OY...ok so please dont yell at me because i have some very strong opinions!....
I see stuff like that all the time in Fresno....we are like almost 50% mexican. What makes me mad is the lack of respect of our country as a whole. It is sad that for instance it took a tragedy like 9/11 to bring us all togther and sail our flags, even tho most people did not know the meaning of that flag. The American flag is a beautiful piece of our country's history, like someone said the "Star Spangeled Banner" was about a man aboard a ship who say the gun blasts, and firing of a battle and when it cleared up the American flag still stood.
. Everytime i think of this, my heart drops and i feel love for my country even tho we are in the craps right now. It is the people in America who need some adjustment.... When you go to ANY country, you need to respect that country, while respecting your own. What that store owner did could have been a mistake, but for some reason i dont feel like it was...The vet, good for him to DO something about it, instead of standing there bi**ing about it like everone else was doing. I cant stand people who witness something happen and think "oh that isnt my problem".....oh it boils my blood!! BUT i will say yes he should have respected the other flag etc, but the man was clearly upset and when you are in that state, one does not think rationally,and i am sorry that he acted that way. But i can see where he was coming from, he fought for his country, watched his fellow soldiers die, all for this store to put their country above ours??? But you are right two wrongs never make a right. I think it probably made the situation worse...
It is not about the flag as a piece of fabric, it is what that flag holds,it holds all the love, pride, tears, blood, and life of this country and if you cant see that in your own country, then that is kind of sad. It is very sad seeing people today using our flag in bad ways
. I remember when i was in high school (this was a few years ago lol) there were a lot of protesting done about the illegal aliens (i dont like that term....) in California and all. Students were parading around in mexican flags (most were told to be taken off because you cant have any flags on your backpacks etc...) and even were skipping school to "pretend protest" they only did this becasue they didnt want to go to school, they had no pride for Mexico or for America, they waved the flag of Mexico when they dont realize that what they have here in America is like heaven compared to mexico, and i feel that instead of supporting the country that these people are trying to leave, they should show support to the country they want to be in, because it shows you want to be here, it was just really sad to see. I have no idea if what i am saying makes sense lol cause i tend to just type as i think and sometimes it doesnt come out right. I just feel that you shouldnt live somewhere that you dont support and dont like
God Bless America! And God Bless Our Troops!