Americanism absent in illegal immigration protesters

Illegal Immigrate:

You want to be an American do you?

Then why put the Mexican flag above an upside down American flag?

Have the respect and decency to learn US flag etiquette first before you convince me you would love and honor America above your native country.

I see no pride in Americanism by your disrespectful display of our country's emblem, only contempt.

Given such contempt for American, why on earth would you want to be an American?


Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions:

  • The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.
  • The flag should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.
  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.
  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.
  • The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
  • When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
  • The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
  • When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Source

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Posted on March 31, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. i’m not sure we even follow these rules!!
    ‘The flag should not be used for any decoration in general….” i have seen many many decorations with our flag from couches to sneakers.
    “The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose…” how many times do we see commercials advertising vehicles and more trucks using our american flag to promote them.
    “The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform…” have you watch the olympics?

  2. Yeah well when their first act upon entering our country is to commit a crime and they then compound it with further deceit like false documentation and follow that up with reconquista attitudes you can pretty much bet that they aren’t here because they love the United States.

    Illegals need to be rounded up and expelled from the country.

  3. Larry Schneider

    I agree 100%!!! The influx are here to destroy America economically, because they know they can’t do it millitarily. Oh man! it hurts to watch my fellow long time Americans make such fools of themselves. Here God gives us the best country in the world and laying aside the commandments for a moment, what thanks have we shown? How is it that we have let a bunch of poor people just walk in and take over our country? How is it that they own gas station after gas station and then gouge our eyes out ? Here is free agency in action! Laziness,complaciency, ungratefullness to God for our country. And what really pisses me off to know end are a bunch of snotty, self-righteous ,so-called Christians meanwhile not getting off their lazy asses simply because they pay tithing or whatever and no more should be required of them. They don’t care about this country at all. They’re too ashamed to seen acting like normal Americans who are trying to save the land of their inheritances. I’m sorry but we will be judged on how well we secured our country. Make no mistake about it. What eforts we made to keep the filth out, etc. Going to church ain’t enough. We should be” anxiously engaged…” The illegals are not going to be rounded up. But they are going to stay here. And if we truly don’t start acting like we love this great land God has given us for our inheritance, He will give it to them instead and bless them instead. Wake up Lazy, self-righteous,chicken poop,cowardly white Americans. As God lives, they would have you removed from the U.S.A. all together if they could get away with it! How well are we controlling our own economy? We no longer own it. I live in california. I’m geting the first taste of it . But it’s headed your way, because they know we are a weak, fearful, stupid people that turn tale at the drop of a marshmellow.

  4. LDS members always give me a hard time trying to understand them when it come to immigration and immigrants in general, the vast majority is against immigration and often remark only the awful repercussions, crimes and delinquency done by a the minority of the immigrant population; And this attitude apply from the average LDS to the Utah Senate and Congress members, that are mostly Later Day Saints.

    Yet, if there is a group that can, and should, truly understand the issue of immigration, it is the Church of Jesus Christ of Later of Latter day Saints.

    No other group in the States than the LDS knows more of how much courage does it take to, after not being able to care for you and yours because of unfortunate situations, persecuting and even life threatening, move to a foreign land leaving everything you know, depart friends and family, barely make it to the destination and literary start again from zero. and with that courage and faith is how the state of Utah, and even the United States of America itself was founded, the same courage in the everyday life of the average hard working immigrant, so there is an unbreakable common fact between LDS and immigration.

    But as a personal opinion, the non-welcoming attitude of the church members toward immigrants its just the sequel of a large LDS history of “non-welcoming” behavior towards several minorities, lets remember how the records show the shameful history of racism and, in a low scale, white supremacy that Brigham Young himself preached, such as “race mix should be punished by death” or “Africans are the curse decedents of Cain” or how even the Natives lost membership after their death.

    But is expected to see such harsh comments from a forum of a website entitle as “LDS patriots”, not in vain is the right wing of America related with such activities, specially when it involves religion.

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