Because some folks -- and they clearly don't know who they are -- stuck Federal flags on their cars after 11 September 2001 and drove around with them flapping in all weather until Old Glory had become a tattered rag, I'm posting this link to Respectful Ways To Display The Flag On The Fourth. It even has some nice, patriotic treats you can set out instead of, oh, candies with U. S. flags on 'em.
Me, I've flown the Gadsden Flag on patriotic holidays for many years now; I didn't like the kind of things politicians and pundits were wrappin' in the Stars and Stripes and since there were more of them than there are of me, I let them take it. But if you are gonna fly the national flag, please do so properly!
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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