Unwavering rationale

Dear Editor,

I feel it is necessary to address your opinion of why my flag flies with the union down. You stated that “moments of personal dissatisfaction or times of protest should not be a reason to have the union down.” I agree with you. However, these are not my reasons as you implied. The U.S. Flag Code is a guide. It provides guidelines and etiquette for civilians, civilian groups and organizations.

The U.S. Flag Code allows this exception; “As a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.” In this instance, “life” meaning “We the People” and “or property” meaning our country. Our open borders to the south are an “extreme danger” to our country. The open borders to the south are an “extreme danger” to the people of our country.

And may I remind you, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Our first and second amendment rights are in an “extreme danger.” Socialism and Marxism are right around the corner. If you think for one second that our country and its people are not in “extreme danger” then you need to wake up. If you think what I have stated is wrong, then you are wrong.

I believe my reasons to fly our flag with the union down are justified and covered by the U.S. Flag Code exception.

We, as true Americans and Patriots, who love our country and what it stands for, must stand up to the left and stop their agenda. Let us not forget Josef Stalin said: “Casting a vote means nothing. Counting a vote means everything.”

In closing, I would like to say that I would never disgrace or burn our American flag. I have more respect for it, our country, our military and our law enforcement than you will ever know. However, the Supreme Court of our country allows by law to burn the U.S. flag under protest. That is what should be illegal.

Thank you for your service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Spear X. Proukou,



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