Do not deface the flag


Last updated 10/20/2020 at 12:55pm

Dear Editor,

Recently I have observed a troubling trend regarding the inappropriate use of the flag of these United States of America. Two examples of which are: defacing the American flag with the name of a person and replacing the red, white and blue with the alternative colors of a particular movement.

The First Amendment does afford citizens the right to express a personal viewpoint. My concern is that defacing or replacing our nation’s flag with a particular party’s propaganda leads toward replacing democracy with fascism. This is not patriotism, folks.

Let us remember our nation’s flag is above all else a sacred symbol of our belief in the pledge “one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” It is not meant to be hijacked for use as a political tool.

Respectfully submitted, 

Carol Bangs



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