why do civilian's pledge their allegiance to a Rag, and the Territorial Area, for which it may wave?
while they ask the military to pledge their honor to defend the Constitution, and not the Rag, or the Great Leader, or the Rag Time Band of UnderGodders....
makes me wonder.... Would folks really want to ask themselves why it was that Mark Twain was a part of the Anti-Imperialist Movement or would this be a bad time to wonder about
I am not finding fault with this use of our flag; for in order not to seem eccentric I have swung around, now, and joined the nation in the conviction that nothing can sully a flag. I was not properly reared, and the illusion that a flag was a thing which must be sacredly guarded against shameful uses and unclean contacts, lest it suffer pollution; and so when it was sent out to the Phillippines to float over a wanton war and a robbing expedition I supposed it was polluted, and in an ignorant moment I said so. But I stand corrected. I conceded and acknowledge that it was only the government that sent it on such an errand that was polluted. Let us compromise on that. I am glad to have it that way. For our flag could not well stand pollution, never having been used to it, but it is different with the administration.Or should we be banning Twain for his clearly Gay HomoZeXual Pirate Canadianism???
( cf LOC: Mark Twain)
What if Americanism were not merely Rag deep?