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July 13, 2021

Last night, I was on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, discussing his report that the US Olympic Committee is considering a possible redesign of the American flag for their official documents. It would have fewer stars and stripes than the real flag.

They said it was just early brainstorming, and this was not for the flag that would actually fly at the Olympics. And I get that Olympic designers love dreaming up bad “creative” ideas (anyone remember some of these terrible Olympic mascots?

But let me save the Olympic folks a lot of trouble and grief with just four words: “LEAVE THE FLAG ALONE!” Olympic fans have had to put up with enough from athletes who are going to the Games on the US’s dime to represent the United States, but who have so little appreciation for this nation that they turn their backs or hide their faces when Old Glory flies or the National Anthem plays. They’d show more respect for the anthem of China than for their own nation.

Here are two reminders for them, and for anyone who disrespects the American flag and what it stands for:

1. One of the many great things about this nation is that if you don’t like it, you’re free to leave any time for anyplace you think is better. We have to build walls to keep people out. Only socialist tyrannies have to build walls to keep people in.

2. On that subject, while too many Americans are burning, stomping on and otherwise disrespecting the American flag because they want to turn the US into a socialist tyranny, guess what brave protesters against existing socialist tyrannies in Cuba, Venezuela and Hong Kong are waving? That’s right: the most famous symbol of freedom in history: the American flag.

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  • Claire king

    07/14/2021 03:14 PM


  • Carol Burrell

    07/13/2021 07:03 PM

    Leave the flag alone. Respect it!