Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Obama: No Hand on Heart for National Anthem

Obama: No Hand on Heart for National Anthem

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A picture is worth a thousand words…

During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171

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Turns out that
not wearing a flag lapel pin isn’t the only way Barack Obama chooses to show he’s a different kind of Democrat.



Have a look at the photo from the October 1, 2007 edition of “Time.” It shows Obama, Hillary and Bill Richardson at the Steak Fry of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on September 17 in Indianola, IA during [according to the photo caption] the National Anthem. Richardson and Clinton have their hands on their heart. But not Obama. Does he perhaps believe that, like wearing the flag pin, the hand on the heart isn’t “true patriotism”?



“Time” ran the photo without comment. I haven’t seen coverage of this anywhere else in the MSM. Perhaps some enterprising reporter can ask the Illinois senator about his decision to spurn this American tradition.



Meanwhile, does Obama have some third act or omission planned to demonstrate that he’s not falling for those corny, old-fashioned displays of patriotism?
H/T reader J.S.


NOTE: The original version of this item, based on a reader submission, stated that the photo was apparently taken during the Pledge of Allegiance. I’ve now located the original “Time” image, whose caption states that it was taken during the National Anthem.



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For some interesting commentary on this story go to Texas Fred's at:


2 comments:

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Muslims Against Sharia call on Senator Obama to distance himself from al-Qaeda supporters

With the black Islamic flag of war draped behind him, an individual on You Tube that goes by the name Abdul Hakim Khatab has called for people to support Barack Obama for U.S. President in 2008. The video is titled 'Barack Obama 2008 spokenword.' Muslims Against Sharia call on Barack Obama to distance himself from his extremist supporters and to denounce this You Tube video for promoting violence in the name of the Obama for President campaign.

Anonymous said...

Obama is an army brat and is not muslim, that is just right wing propaganda.... As far as the hand over the heart, or pledge of alegiance, I will not say the "pledge" nor allow my children to say it, it is a slap in the face to God to revear some flippin' rag so much.