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    Someone who has not ever been threatened of all they hold dear is likely someone who does not know the true meaning of symbols. People who have fought and died for their country hold the flag dear. Why? Because it stands for their country. There is immense ceremony surrounding flags, and there is a reason why. Don't take life literally, you'll end up unhappy and alone.

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    If someone burned a MC donalds flag they would be showing that they don't like MC donalds, if they burn a flag of a praticular country its means the same thing. As long as it's their own flag i don't see how it hurts. No worse then complaining about the govenment.

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    >A country's flag is a symbol of that country. Symbolism is important and shouldn't be looked down upon. Disrespecting a flag is disrespecting what it represents.<

    I can't agree with you there. You don't know someone's motive for "disrespecting" a flag. You don't know the whole story behind why this person is doing whatever to the flag, so I say you've got no authority whatsoever to make a judgement.

    >Someone who has not ever been threatened of all they hold dear is likely someone who does not know the true meaning of symbols.<

    Why is that? I myself have been threatened of something I hold dear, so don't even try to generalize me.

    Personally, a symbol is something that stands for something greater than it. What this something is can be different to different people. FOr instance, the US flag means freedom to many people, but to some it means evil.

    > Don't take life literally, you'll end up unhappy and alone.<

    Good advice, but you must not know me.

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    this seems like another pointless topic to discuss....every1 will have a different opinion, each of which will stir up loads of aggro...so, lets not even go there!
    Such is life.

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    Good idea, Fountain. I humbly yet bluntly leave this debate.

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    Originally posted by Fountain
    this seems like another pointless topic to discuss....every1 will have a different opinion, each of which will stir up loads of aggro...so, lets not even go there!
    which is why i put the words 'don't flame!' into the topic. besides, we did this all already in another thread just recently.

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    You know what? I'm pretty sick and tired of this anti-America stuff. For the last 26 years, my parents have sacrificed everything they have, so that their children could end up in America. If people hate America so much, SHUT UP, AND LEAVE. You go to another country and see what it's like there. A man was recently kidnapped, had Drano Foamer poured down his throat, had a needle kicked into his ear, was shot in the face, and tied to the highest tree on Main St. You know who that was? That used to be my Brother's best friend in South Africa. Do you really think the government is going to have a special meeting, "Ooh people! Just stay calm! People are whining, we better pack up and decide to go with the socialists!". No. They never will. This flag will be the last one standing. That day of glory WILL come - We'll see who laughs last - they laugh longest. Just shut up and keep it to yourself. You have no idea what both sides are like.

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    Sean, I don't think anyone said anything anti-US on this thread. Maybe I missed something.

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    Still - there's a lot af anti-US stuff on the board and I get abit sick of it.

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    "This flag will be the last one standing. That day of glory WILL come - We'll see who laughs last - they laugh longest"

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