Friday, March 27, 2009

Well I guess its me against the world

I thought there would be at least someone who wanted me dead or strung up for the post about flying the U.S. Flag upside down. But Nothing. On something this controversial I expected at least one response. I read on Google that there are several others doing the same thing(for election and other reasons) and some have been threatened with arrest and the such. Has anyone ever been arrested for burning a flag. Maybe not for the flag burning but the fire itself. I will continue my protest even with my family not so happy about it. I was told not to fly my BIG(really BIG) flag by the misses so I bought a new smaller one.

Prior to the last election I had signs up everyday in my front yard and on my truck. They were fluorescent color poster board. They were ; NOBAMA, BUSH III OR MARX II and GOOGLE ODINGA. They would be torn down or defaced daily but I put them back up each day. One day there were many Obamanation stickers put on my truck everywhere. I was not deterred. I was thanked at stores and on the road when driving my truck. Then too my family was not as exuberant as I was. But I continued even after my youngest was asked why I was doing it by school mates and even by teachers.

I assure everyone out there that this was not something of a whim for me. I have been thinking about it for months. I respect the flag and all it stands for. I am a retired Veteran of the United States Air Force. I consider myself a Patriot and a Defender of The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America, All of it.

So far this year the Constitution has been trampled to death and the Government has ignored (more than usual) the PEOPLE of this country who want to put a stop to the outright socialist takeover of this Great Country!

Money is flowing fast and furious and this threatens not only the economic stability of the USA and its possible total collapse, but the future of our children, their children and their children's, children. All in the name of saving a few lousy corporations, that if they had been less greedy they would still be viable. Then when we help them with billions of $$$$$ they send it overseas or to other banks like Goldman Sachs.

Now our so called leaders want more money for more companies and there are people who can barley feed themselves or are homeless. Sure some of the homeless or hungry may have been Greedy too (homes they could not afford ETC.)but what is more important a company or a person?

Are we now under a socialist government, without any say in what our government does? Do we have representation? Is this the type of government you want? Is this what our military has fought and died for?

Has the American Flag been reduced to a status symbol for the elite to flaunt when it suits them? Do "THEY" check their lapel to be sure that the Flag pin is there for reasons other than Patriotism? Has the Flag become nothing but a piece of cloth or a metal pin?

I do not take lightly my flying the flag of the United States of America Upside down. I love my Country and the Flag that represents it more than you will know. But to stand by idly and do nothing when this Great Nation IS in DISTRESS is not my way.

If I have offended anyone that was not my intent. My only hope is that some will understand my actions as that of a Patriot who knows when his country is in dire trouble!

I have put a portion of the Declaration of Independence here so you can read it again.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

God Bless America

Mark Kent


  1. Mark,
    First off, I agree with you.
    Flying the Flag upside down has always been a signal of distress. It's been done by individuals in the past to denote problems with "our government". So much so that anyone that does it has become labeled as a "kook" or "not quite all there". The vandalism is disconcerting. Do you think they'll stop at just defacing your car or tearing down your signs? Are your kids getting bullied at school?
    Check your OPSEC, my friend.

  2. Mark,
    You are correct, OUR country is in distress. Flying ths stars and stripes upside down is certainly warranted, however, (as YeOldFurt points out) your OPSEC is more important. As the grubbermint destroys the legal tender, and the middle class, and the people tear thmeselves into two distinct classes, the real Americans will need folks like you to grow our ranks.

  3. Thank you both for your comments. I have always considered OPSEC as a priority but sometimes my anger gets the best of me. I have since reconsidered my flag flying episode and will now fly the New one properly. I would love to have an alternative solution to vent my feelings but I have yet to come up with one. My next post will address this problem we all face. Thank you again.