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Maj March 13th, 2015 3:26am

A photographer took pictures of the newborn baby of a US Navy veteran sleeping on/in the American flag. The images have become very controversial because some argue that it's desecration. What do you think?

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saliemster California
03/13/15 10:08 pm

I think it's beautiful

sojourner present
03/13/15 8:43 pm

I'm tired of other people trying to tell yet more people how to be a "real" patriot. The "I'm more patriotic than you " rhetoric is very annoying.

Jamin813 Zombieland
03/13/15 6:44 pm

It's a sleeping baby not a blow torch calm down

03/13/15 5:38 pm

A sleeping baby can't desecrate anything.

TheCameron UCF
03/13/15 11:15 am

People might actually think that baby is in the military, how dare that baby impersonate a military official?!?!

TheCameron UCF
03/13/15 11:16 am

Also Olympic athletes do it all the time, why any different for a baby?

jvc1133 61535
03/13/15 10:02 am

Get over it.

jonfrei the boonies
03/13/15 8:00 am

Most people have no clue about proper flag protocol, either. That said, this is a lot less desecrating than flag undies or t-shirts or bikinis, etc... (No, i don't think any of those are patriotic.)

b4mytime Orange County, CA
03/13/15 7:24 am

Apparently it's not so controversial on here at least. The media overhypes how much "outrage" there is over certain things, and half of the people ranting about stuff online are misinformed or just "trolling."

KatG Liberal in Ohio
03/13/15 1:53 pm

Yep. The media often "creates" the controversy. Must be a slow news day.

elianastar FreeSpeech
03/13/15 8:42 pm

Media tend toward hyperbolic exaggeration as a matter of course. If anything can be described as outrageous, shocking, etc, it will be, whether it is or not. "If it bleeds it leads." If it doesn't bleed but they can make it sound like it should...

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
03/13/15 6:09 am

I think people really need to get a more productive, life-worthy hobby.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
03/13/15 6:13 am

To clarify: specifically the people who are all bent about it.

LadyA Earth Explorer
03/13/15 5:59 am

People need to get over themselves. It seems some people will stop at nothing to create mass rage and hate. I find the image, and the symbolism, beautiful.

HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
03/13/15 4:43 am

I don't really think Either
I think the people making a Big Deal out of it are lacking anything interesting in their lives.... Aka... Idiots!

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/13/15 4:34 am

It violates flag code, both that the flag is carrying something and it's being used as clothing. Whatever. Worse, it's actually morbid. The flag is only used that way over caskets.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
03/12/15 11:26 pm

Haha wow. People are so crazy with their idols. I love the folding.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
03/12/15 10:16 pm

Anybody can do anything to the flag, who cares.

But the people who choose to risk their lives for this country especially get to do with the flag whatever they please.

Laserbeam Back soon
03/12/15 11:04 pm

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PrinceDaemon The Bloodwyrm
03/12/15 10:07 pm

Flag definition by Bierce:
n. A colored rag borne above troops and hoisted on ships. It appears to serve the same purpose as certain signs that one sees and vacant lots in London “Rubbish may be shot here.”

(Updated Definition) Flag: n. Kindling.

kelsey498 Colorado
03/12/15 9:59 pm

People do it all the time with their babies...I'm not sure why this one is such a big deal.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/12/15 9:43 pm

Mostly just dumb, not deliberate desecration. You'd think someone who is a veteran would be a little better acquainted with the flag code, but some people get goofy when there's a baby involved. At least they didn't use it for diapers.

BrittneyBunny Maryland
03/12/15 9:12 pm

I love this photo so much. It's been a huge debate in my spouses group. We're all on board with the photographer.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
03/12/15 9:12 pm

If only America cared about big issues as much as they cared about the dress or this baby.

missmorganmarie ...
03/12/15 9:00 pm

I think the photos are great. very creative

susanr Colorado
03/12/15 8:54 pm

Oh geez. It's a symbol. Burning the thing is legal. Don't the people having snit fits about the baby suspended in the flag have any actual *problems* to talk about?

Wert A picture of my junk
03/12/15 8:56 pm

Exactly. I think it's a cool image, actually.

Maj Worth Economist
03/12/15 8:45 pm

Is that a real flag?

Wert A picture of my junk
03/12/15 8:55 pm

Maybe. I personally don't think it matters.

For people who do worship the flag, how can wrapping yourself in the flag be anything but great symbolism?

Maj Worth Economist
03/12/15 8:58 pm

Oh, I think it matters because the entire idea of desecration goes out the window if it's not the flag. That would be mere blasphemy instead. ;)

kermie gaytopia
03/12/15 8:34 pm

People who worry more about what the baby sleeps on than poverty and racism and all the other real problems in this country are the ones desecrating the flag.

Axl752 NY
03/12/15 8:27 pm

The baby should at least be fined for disrespecting the flag.