I sure don’t endorse this attack, but most “flag flyers” turn my damn stomach, as flying a piece of cloth is the ONLY thing that they do to defend liberty. It is you and I that defend liberty, not “the troops” fighting illegitimate foreign wars for dubious purposes.
It also is my observation that flying pieces of cloth is not a very effective way to retain our liberties, but education is:
“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” often attributed to Thomas Jefferson
No truer words have ever been uttered IMHO.
Like I said I do not endorse violence as a response to someone’s free speech, as I have personally experienced this past year, from both a thug in a blue costume, (here) (thug Mullins was his name) and a business owner in Seymour MO. Unfortunately in my case there will be no justice in either case.
Update: The world is going nuts. Today I thought I was going to have to defend myself against a priest of all people. Even the clergy it seems are not immune from this mental illness. Father Dennis J. Cooney ( email me if you want his phone number) of St Raphael Catholic Church likely had never had anyone rebut his dogma. Organized “churches” demand unthinking submission to their dogma, and it enraged him to the point of near violence when he encountered someone that could actually think, and rebut him. He then began an irrational straw man attack on myself… then the ad hominem attacks. It was a far cry from the adult civil discussion, that I envisioned, nor the help with a critical personal crisis that I was trying to adress.
This man has a reputation for “having a temper”. No one is willing to confront him, ( I tried to get an involved party to do so) so his despicable behavior continues for decades, as I understand, after all he’s is a sinner, and God will forgive him so he has zero motivation to change. There are no repercussions for “a man of God” The most ludicrous thing happened as I was leaving the man had the unmitigated gall to say “God bless you” after this behavior.
Has the DSM listed the mental illness of attacking people for their speech yet? I would not hold my breath.
In closing to quote the late Joyce Riley one must do the “right and honorable thing”, regardless of the consequences, and when you speak “Truth to Power” (here, here & here) there are usually violent consequences. I humbly ask that you pray for MFP, and just as importantly, perhaps even more that you take action.
An elderly man is proving to be unflappable after his neighbor allegedly raged on him because of the American flag flying in the man’s front yard.
The (Florida) Citrus County Chronicle reports on the Christmas Eve attack:
Lucille Blanchard, 50, of South Spice Wood Terrace, Lecanto, at 1:48 p.m. Dec. 24 on a felony charge of battery on a person over the age of 65 and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft.
According to her arrest affidavit, “Blanchard is accused (of) grabbing her 69-year-old neighbor by his shirt and pushing him backward, then stealing his American flag valued at approximately $15.”
She was reportedly “upset that her neighbor had a flag in his front yard and came over to remove it when the altercation occurred,” the paper reports.