In Brief: Making Sense

May 25, 2009 § 6 Comments

One thing I have never been able to understand is the public burning of national flags. It is absolutely fine to be against a government or a country’s policies, but can people burn something else instead? A national flag is more than just a national symbol; it represents the blood and soul of those who died for their country. These people deserve our praise and not our scorn. Put the blame where they are due.

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§ 6 Responses to In Brief: Making Sense

  • Flags are just symbols, and usually it happens to be governments and those connected with them that use these symbols prominently. I see nothing wrong with burning these symbols made of cloth – it’s a legitimate, democratic means of protest, meant to convey the sense of outrage at the acts of those at the helm of affairs.

    • leafless says:

      Just because the politicians often take advantage of the symbolic cloth doesn’t mean that we should abuse it. Again, it is absolutely fine to burn flags. I just wish we could burn something else instead.

  • DarcKnyt says:

    Amen. Thank you to all our servicemen and women for their dedication and service and sacrifice.

  • Eunice says:

    That’s true. Often see protestors burning anything on the news and the burning causes air pollution!

  • mimulus says:

    I agree 100% with Simon.

  • diaryofmiel says:

    The flag symbolizes not only the present situation of the country but the history, culture and everything it represents.

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