THE FLAG CODE Title 36,
U.S.C., Chapter 10 As amended by P.L. 344,
94th Congress Approved July 7, 1976§ 176.
Respect for flag:
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
Americans have a long and storied history of rising to the occasion when the nation is in jeopardy. I was born before the Second World War and I must tell you that, in my opinion, the nation is in more jeopardy, this very moment, than it has been since even BEFORE WW-II.
Our government is dragging at least half the nation's population, kicking and screaming, into SOCIALISM, which is, as we know, only one small step away from COMMUNISM. The nation is in serious trouble and I don't mean from businesses going belly-up.
Until January 20th of 2009, this nation was a capitalist nation. In a capitalist nation business is the bedrock of the society. Consumers decide which businesses live and which businesses die. Not the government! The Socialist way is for the government to decide, for the consumer, which businesses live and which don't.
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines Socialism as follows:
Main Entry: so·cial·ism
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
If you find you cannot take my word for it, can you take the word of this renowned dictionary?
So... what to do? First we have to accept that the America we knew, the America that dates back to even before the year 1776, is GONE! We also have to accept the fact that the US Constitution is being ignored. Soon with a turnover of Justices on the Supreme Court the Judiciary branch of the government will join the Executive and Legislative branches as a socialist entity and the transformation will be complete.
If we continue to tell ourselves that we only have to wait until 2010, and the next round of elections for Congress, we can change the government back to a democratic representative republic as The Founders intended, then we are setting ourselves up for total defeat.
By 2010 the country can, and probably will, be in such dire straights, financially, that the government can declare a national emergency and "postpone" the election. I would not put it past the bunch in control of our government, currently, to do just that. Once your right to vote is rescinded, what do you do then? Time is not on the side of those who wish to reinstate a representative republic in America.
The Republican Party cannot be counted on to do whatever is necessary to retard the socialist stranglehold on America. As a registered republican it gives me great pain to acknowledge this fact. But, there it is!
Soon, the socialist government of the US will be coming after the Internet, especially we conservative bloggers. You can be sure they are burning the midnight oil searching for ways to shut us up even as I write these words. Paranoia, you say? Well, "when an entire government is after you, paranoia is just damned good thinking!"
We must begin NOW. We cannot wait. As I said above... time is not on our side.
May God Save America!
J. D. Longstreet