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Do you fly an American flag at your home?

Yes 68% 631 votes
No 31% 290 votes
Total Votes: 921

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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July 1, 2009
12:35 p.m.

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nygirl61 ( nygirl61 ) says...

You bet I do! Everyone should! If you don't have a flag holder or you live in an apartment, put a flag decal in your window or hang a flag on your front door. Remember that commercial after 911 (I'm paraphrasing here because I can't remember the exact words, but you'll get the drift) that showed the row of houses and the announcer said, the old neighborhood isn't what it used to be, then they flashed to the same neighborhood and every front porch had a flag on it! Be a proud American! Show our strength!

July 1, 2009
1:20 p.m.

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swatras ( swatras ) says...

Of course I do, everyone should if they can. We need to stand together, this is the greatest Nation in the world. Imagine not being able to say what you want or go where you want. Luckily I have never been to war but I would if I had to, just like my father and many others did, they fought for our freedom and died for our freedom. Lets be proud of what our flag stands for not only on the 4th of July but every day we are alive.

July 1, 2009
11:43 p.m.

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Zaphod ( Zaphod ) says...

No I don't because I'm not required to. Nor should that act be judged as a lack of patriotism. Nor should someone's patriotism be qualified by how much they agree with their country. In fact, just the opposite. I will not fly an American Flag. NOt because of what the symbol should be, but because of what it has been misused to represent, blind fascism.

July 2, 2009
9:56 a.m.

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acostanzo ( acostanzo ) says...

I was always curious if Joe and Josephine Citizen of other countries, like for example, Germany or Brazil or Ghana or Armenia or India or Angola or New South Wales (all countries I picked at random) put their country's flag on display at their homes the same way American's do?

July 2, 2009
4:12 p.m.

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maximus ( maximus ) says...

No I don't. I wear one on my military uniform so others are free to have a choice in that matter. It doesn't make anyone less of an American if they don't. I am not proud to be an American. I am lucky to be an American. Don't tell another American what they SHOULD or should not do. It's about freedom.

July 2, 2009
7:51 p.m.

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cs2247 ( cs2247 ) says...

Now MAXIMUS is a patriot! I salute you sir!

Patriotism is more than a bumper sticker or flag.

July 2, 2009
9:13 p.m.

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MikeTheInfidel ( MikeTheInfidel ) says...

No, I don't. The flag isn't nearly so important as the ideals that it represents, to me. But I do work for the government. I'm doing my part to support the Navy, as a civilian.

July 2, 2009
9:34 p.m.

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esteban1949 ( esteban1949 ) says...

Wether a person is or is NOT a patriot, a flag wearer, waver, or choses not to,It just that very thought,or notion that here in America, any person can and will be all he/she can or could be if they will just try, work hard and doesn't allow negitive feedback stop them of reaching their goals in life. Sadly we never hear much in most of the main stream press these days of just how much others around the world want and desire to have & enjoy the freedoms we as American Citzens are afforded and have. They also know ( but many American's do not) that Freedom, is Not, nor has it ever been free. Someone had to pay for it. We American Citizens who actively participate in thr "demoractic process" ( NOT Democracy as they are 2 different things that too often get confused with one another) Do help the rest of us show the world that what we do have is something worth while, it is a fragile thing, worth fighting for. But i have to admit that in recent weeks, i was broken hearted to see the people of Iran go out into the streets to protest a possible wrong done to them by their government. And here we take our rights and freedoms for granted...It is too bad the 3-4 million People who went to Washington,DC to see the New President sworn in...Got to see History in the " making" But as i said..it was sad that those same 3-4 milion didn't think past themselves...and didn't march on the capital, to protest the things both the house and senate did to we, the people, without our consent. Yet we were too busy or possibly scared, Or just didn't think that those 3-4 million could have MADE History, bigger than seeing a new President. But those same 3-4 million didn't make history...but the people of Iran showed America and the world, they were willing to make History, and weren't afraid to do so, as it would seem that many of those 3-4 million just didn't have or had a clue ...Thank you to the people of Iran, for showing the people of America what it will take to stop our elected officials from robbing us,lying to us, and cheating us out of basic rights & liberties. But I am just one man...who has just one vote...who could not get the attention of those 3-4 million that were there in Washington,DC on Jan.20,2009,as those 3-4 million were too busy witnessing History...instead of Making History...The people of America ought to ashamed, but we are not, as America has become so seclarized that shame & guilt is all but removed. But that's for another time & day.No Virginia, you don't have to have freedom to be an American, all you have to do is be born here.

July 3, 2009
9:44 a.m.

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acostanzo ( acostanzo ) says...

Thank you for serving, Maximus. Thanks for supporting folks like Maximus, Infidel. We are lucky indeed to live in America.

July 4, 2009
8:34 a.m.

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NewYorkresident ( NewYorkresident ) says...

I think that our flag is something to be proud of. Flying the flag honors all the the people who have sacrified to give us our freedom and is a symbol of support for the ideals on which our country was founded.

July 4, 2009
11:11 a.m.

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xxeverafterx3 ( xxeverafterx3 ) says...

I don't believe anyone should or should not HAVE to fly a flag.... that's what America was built on, freedom to do what we please (within the law). If one chooses to fly an American flag that is great, if not, I don't think we should consider them any less of an "American" than the next .... I personally fly a flag not only to show my love for the country, but also to support my brother who is over in Afghanistan defending our country ... I volunteer for an ambulance company and wear a flag on my uniform, I take of my cap if I'm wearing one when the time is appropriate near the flag, and whenever I see a flag being flown, I stop to take a second and think about those who have fought to defend that flag, and those who are still fighting.

God bless america this fourth of july, and god bless those overseas defending her. May they all come home safe and sound to their loved ones :)

July 5, 2009
9:01 a.m.

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nytess2 ( nytess2 ) says...

Where we're all these flags before 9/11? You know someone (China) is collecting all the profits from our new found "Patriotism". And I won't even get into the flag flyer's who still have the same flag up that they raised on 9/12/01...you know? The one's that are filthy rags now. I choose not to fly one because I can't give it the daily respect it deserves.

July 6, 2009
9:05 a.m.

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Melly ( Melly ) says...

Thank you, Maximus. Well said. Only naturalized citizens have reason to be "proud to be an American." They had to do something to earn the designation. The rest of us are just very lucky. Rather than worrying about what others do or don't do, let's be grateful.

 

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