This past week, a 20-year-old employee at a Home Depot in West Palm Beach was reportedly fired because he wore a button that said: "One nation, under God, indivisible" -- a quote from the Pledge of Allegiance.
Then in Massachusetts, a fitness center displayed a large American flag and some patrons of the fitness center complained that the flag was offensive because it might be construed as being a Christian symbol. I've heard it all now. To his credit, the owner of the fitness center decided that the flag would stay and the members who were offended would have to go.
Thank God for him!
The total idiots who didn't want to conduct their workouts in the presence of the American flag need more than help to get their bodies in shape. They need to get rid of some of the fat in their head and build up some muscle in their brains.
If the American flag offends people in America, then I suggest that those people find a flag they like better and take the next flight one way to where that flag flies. I'd actually be in favor of taking the bailout and stimulus money the government wants to spend and use it to stimulate people who hate our flag to bail out in the country of their choice.
It's been said, "you can't cure being stupid," and even government health care won't fix it. To those who don't like what the American flag represents, I have to wonder what is it about freedom that you find offensive?
That flag represents the sacrifice of thousands of men and women who have put on a uniform and given their very lives to empower us to know freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly. I don't hate that flag, I'm grateful for it and what it represents. I proudly pledge my allegiance to that flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
For those who hold it in contempt, I hope you do more than leave the gym; I really hope you leave the country and stop taking up space in a country that is big enough to handle your small mind, but wouldn't want to burden you with having to respect your freedom and the men and women of our military who died to give it to you.
Frankly, it would be easier to get rid of you than the flag and much better for the country.
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