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Flag Day, 2010. For Obama, that's gotta
be like being scorched with a hot steam iron
Flag Day. June 14, 2010. Each June 14th the American people celebrate flag day to honor the Stars and Stripes and commemorate the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress replaced the British Grand Union flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars on a square field of blue and 13 red and white stripes. Each star represented one of the new States within the American union. Each stripe represented one of the original 13 colonies. In the beginning, each: the stars and the stripes represented one of the States. When Vermont and Kentucky entered the union, not only were new stars added, but new bars were added as well. With Vermont and Kentucky, the flag had 15 stars and 15 bars. When Tennessee was became the 16th State, the bars reverted to 13, representing the original colonies, and new stars were added to the field of blue to represent the number of States currently within the Union.

On June 14, 1886, in an article entitled "The Fourteenth of June," Chicago Argus reporter Bernard Cigrand proposed officially adopting June 14 each year as Flag Day to commemorate the birth and adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the American flag. The article, and Cigrand's efforts to see the American flag honored were largely ignored until social progressive Woodrow Wilson who was about as patriotic as a pile of hundred year old buffalo dung in the Great Northern Plains, issued a proclamation calling for a national observance of the event on June 14, 1916. Wilson's sole motive for honoring the flag was the fact that he was campaigning for reelection—and, at the same time, he was prepared America for the war he promised the American voters he would never enter while promising British Minister of War Winston Churchill that the United States would enter the fray in Europe as soon as he was reelected that November.

On April 6, 1917, one month and a day after his second inauguration, Wilson declared war on Germany. To those who shed their blood to protect what the Stars and Stripes represented to them, the American flag represents liberty and the freedoms liberty guarantees. To the social progressives like Wilson, the flag was a ploy that smart politicians learned to use to tug at the heartstrings of patriotic Americans to get votes. President Harry S. Truman, who gained control of both Houses from the GOP with his election in 1948, signed legislation enacted by Congress in August, 1949, designating June 14 as Flag Day.Only, the government employees hoping Flag Day would become a national holiday did not get a day off from work. In 1966 Congress signed a joint resolution calling for the week in which June 14 falls into to be designated as National Flag Week.

For Barack Hussein Obama, whose political stage is now completely devoid of the Stars and Stripes that have served as the political backdrop of every president since the advent of color TV, Flag Day and National Flag Week have to be a sore spot to Obama that can only be compared to being burned on the bare buttocks with a hot steam iron. When Obama ran for President, his attitude about the Stars and Stripes should come across to the American people—pardon the pun—like a big red flag waving in the wind. Or rather, in Obama's case, a big white flag flapping in the breeze since white flags are flags of surrender. Obama ordered all of his campaign staffers not to wear US flag lapel pins because, he said, he did not want to offend those who are contemptuous of the American flag. This from a man who was prepared a take an oath to protect and defend the flag he was too ashamed to wear.

When Obama leased a jet airliner for his campaign, he eliminated the nation of origin flag from the tail fin and used the newly designed Obama logo in its stead. I really expected all of his staffers to start wearing Obama logo lapel pins, but they didn't. At least, they didn't in the media arena since that would very likely have ticked off a lot of voters. It seemed to every patriotic Christian American that Obama did everything he could to insult the US flag or the customs associated with it—particularly if God was in anyway associated with the US flag. At one affair where the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, Obama was the only person who neither placed his hand over his heart nor recited the Pledge. At another event where the US national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner was played, and the political entourage on stage placed their hand over their heart. Obama chose to ignore the custom. Once again, this was a man who was running for President of the United States. He was also a man who was fairly confident that, regardless how the American people voted, he was going to be winner of the election. In fact, when you listened to his speeches, never one time did he ever say, "...if we win in November..." or, "...if we prevail..." In every speech, he spoke with the confidence of a man who had been assured when the votes were counted, he would be the 44th President of the United States.

This from a man who can't prove he is a natural born Article II citizen who, constitutionally, can seek the office of President. He can't prove it because there is not one shred of evidence tto support his contention that he was born in the United States and is a natural born US citizen. That's why Obama has spent between $800 thousand and $2 million to conceal all evidence not only of his birth, but all of his family records. Obama can't even prove that he's a naturalized citizen who is entitled to run for the office of State Senator from Illinois, or even as a US Senator from that State. Not one shred of evidence exists to prove that Obama is a natural born, Article II citizen of the United States.

Today, June 14, 2010 is Flag Day. This is National Flag Week. Drive through any neighborhood in my town, in my State, in my nation, and you will see scores of American flags flapping in the breeze in the yards of proud Americans. You'll see these flags hanging the public buildings in those towns, in those counties, and in those States. This is the day, and the week, that Americans show respect for the Stars and Stripes. Those who lost loved ones protecting what that flag represents have deeper emotions today when they look at the flag than those who were fortunate enough not to have suffered those losses. But, to all of us, the meaning of the Stars and Stripes is the same. When I see Old Glory, I fee safe. And, I feel proud that I am an American citizen. I wonder, when Barack Hussein Obama looks at Old Glory, what does he think? What does he see?


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