During this past weekend, crazed anti-war protesters desecrated an American flag, burning Old Glory while onlookers cheered. The far-left anti-war movement proves their disdain for America with every action they take. Can we question their patriotism yet? [Ed Note: See Update 3 below.]
This disturbing incident was documented in the ironically titled Power to the People in Human Events:
The group sat down in front of the police to decide what to do. […]
They took a series of votes, decided to leave the bridge to the police, and backed off about 20 yards. Then, in one final act of “resistance” before vacating the bridge, one of them burned an American flag, to the cheers of all the rest. This incident went unreported in all of the mainstream media, despite the presence on the bridge of numerous journalists and photographers.
Jack Langer closes his piece with this observation:
I couldn’t help but notice that the anarchists – the supposed hardcore fringe of the movement – waited until they were safely out of range of the veterans to burn a flag. Afraid of the vets, afraid of the cops, they don’t seem to be good for much other than occasionally smashing storefront windows when there’s no one else around.
Disgusting. I think it says a lot about these hooligans and their disrespect for our troops and our veterans. Cheering the burning of our nation’s most cherished symbol, that many have bled and died for, is outrageous and should not be tolerated.
Needless to say, our man Sam has expressed support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would prohibit such wanton desecration of the United States’ flag — a very sensible position. There are some things which simply aren’t right. Flag desecratation is certainly one of them.
Update: To end on a lighter note, next month marks a special anniversary:
On April 25th, 1976 the Chicago Cubs center fielder rescued the American flag moments before it was to be burned by two protesters who stormed the field in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hat Tip: mbecker908 over at Red State. Thanks for the memories!
Update 5: Far-left “comedy” website mocks the 30,000 strong Gathering of Eagles: here, here and here. Have they any shame? Sadly, no. Beware of the comment sections. The commentariot are a bunch of rude potty mouths.
Update 6: Blogs for Bush has some photos of the anti-war protest in Portland which includes burning a flag and burning a soldier in effigy. These people are pure scum. See All Enemies Foreign…and Domestic at your own risk.
Update 7: This ups the ante on the classiness scale. Have these kooks no shame?
Perhaps the most disturbing scene of the afternoon, however, involved the man who pulled down his pants in front of women and children and defecated on a burning U.S. flag. This disgusting act actually elicited cheers from some members of the crowd, but we hope that the emotion it produces in the community is one of revulsion…
If that’s still not enough, read about a few fringe actors.
Update 7.1: Far-left “comedy” website chortles in Wait, We Didn’t Order The Poo Poo Blather. Sadly despicable.
Update 8: Hot Air has video of that soldier burning in effigy to drum beats and fevered chanting. Naturally an American flag goes up in flames as well. Portland anti-war kooks have no shame.
Update 8.1: Misha is not amused.