Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Have you ever noticed....?

I have no idea where I'm headed with this. 
I have no idea what it means. 

Let's assume that all of our Pledges Of Allegiance, Flags, National Anthems and other such things are merely an overgrown expression of something like school spirit.  Mostly because they are. 

Have you ever noticed that those most likely to support every government program - spending, Medicare, Medicaid, public schools, environmental regulation, quotas, etc. - are sometimes least likely to fly the flag in front of their house, least likely to put a flag bumpersticker on their car, or wear a patriotic T-shirt?

And the people who want to shut down 50% of the government don't think twice about wearing patriotic garb?    And will show up at an anti-government rally dressed like Uncle Sam?  And get p.o.'d when kids don't take off their hats during the national anthem? 

What's up with that? 


Harper said...

I read a post yesterday that attempted to delineate between 'citizen' and 'taxpayer'. The post had it all wrong, but I think there is some merit to trying to define those who love America for what she was intended to be, and will work tirelessly toward preservation of those ideals, versus those other people. I am not sure how to accurately label them.

I've been at more than one sporting event where some group of punks wouldn't stand or participate in the national anthem. They were always called on it by another attendee, and that person was always applauded by most of the people in the area. That gives me some hope.

Dr Ralph said...

"...those other people."

I think I'm seeing the problem.

CharlieDelta said...

You can include me in the group of people described in your last paragraph. It's in my heart, mind and soul.