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Show Of Hands July 4th, 2013 2:35pm

Do you have an American flag hanging outside of your home?

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
07/06/13 4:32 pm

No but there's a Union Jack in my room.

stephie4 Shockadelica
07/06/13 1:39 pm

The motto for our country should be "Symbolism over Substance!" Every day is one step closer to the world of Idiocracy. Instead of Brawndo, Walmart will rule the land.

stephie4 Shockadelica
07/06/13 1:29 pm

Nope. I wouldn't have room for my DIRECTV dish if I had a flag on my balcony. Priorities.

07/06/13 10:06 am

This is truly a sad commentary! "Home of the free, land of the brave". "My country right or wrong, it's still my country. Go buy a flag and feel like a patriot.

yellowbird136 Virginia
07/05/13 9:47 pm

No, but I have the flag waving in my heart... Haha, very cheesy, I know ????

rodin South Dakota
07/05/13 8:18 pm

yes. I flew it at half staff in honor of the 19 firefighters. I do not lower it for politicians.

stifeler mustang, ok
07/05/13 6:22 pm

I had to answer no, but in my defense, I just moved a month ago. Give it time.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/05/13 4:19 pm

We used to - then it was stolen. Then learned all the things we did wrong - not having a light in it - not getting it down when the rain comes (even when we are not home) and decided we really don't have the ability to properly respect it

Rotavele Alabama
07/05/13 5:12 am

I have the Israelie, alabama, and Crimson Tide flag. No American yet.

mnjeanne Rosemount MN
07/05/13 4:48 am

We fly our flag year round as a reminder democracy is not free. Someone is always paying the price.

mnjeanne Rosemount MN
07/05/13 4:22 pm

Yes we do follow the rules of displaying the American Flag.

07/05/13 1:16 am

The rest of the western world looks down on our embarrassing displays of nationalism. People like those commenting here are the reason why. Funny how they think America can do no wrong until it does something they disagree with.

ScrewU Gone
07/05/13 3:53 am

Well fuck them.

Rosebud Ohio
07/05/13 4:35 am

Really? We should care about some someone who looks down on us for displaying the flag? I'd rather not care at all what they think about that. Does it do any good to pander to someone else's opinion here? No. It has nothing to do with them and doesn't affect them at all.

Sirithil Texas
07/05/13 10:27 am

*eye roll*

Matt1981 The Who Dat Nation
07/05/13 4:02 pm

Why do we give a damn what the rest of the world thinks about us having flags on the side of our homes. If you're so concerned about what they think in other parts of the world go join them.

Kendell Redlands, CA
07/05/13 9:22 pm

matty didn't like that

willthehuman Suburbia
07/06/13 10:35 pm

What's that? I couldn't hear you OVER MY FREEDOM!!

MissPresident California
07/05/13 12:58 am

Yes, the mailman put one out in front of all our houses :)

Congressman Louisiana
07/05/13 4:08 am

I'd sue him for property damage.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/05/13 4:21 pm

Seriously? The mailman? That doesn't sound right?

MissPresident California
07/05/13 4:41 pm

I've always thought it was the mailman but someone always puts little American flags on our houses. I thought it was nice :) on Memorial Day someone also hangs banners on the streetlights with names of veterans. It's a neighborly gesture:)

coffeeconvrt Minnesota
07/04/13 10:31 pm

I don't as of now - living in an apartment - but once my wife and I settle down and purchase a house we'll sure have one!

07/04/13 9:55 pm

No there are too many rules for owning and operating an American flag.

07/04/13 9:34 pm

Hanging? Ours flies proudly from a flagpole!

07/05/13 1:12 am

*Eye roll*

wears Tennessee
07/04/13 8:34 pm

Year round!

07/04/13 7:03 pm

Vermont 70% yes

Yeah right

Congressman Louisiana
07/04/13 6:07 pm

For those who are saying a HoA prohibits you from flying an American flag, there is a federal law that prohibits them from doing so. It is your right to display the flag. Look up "Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005."

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/04/13 6:30 pm

But many make it so restrictive like no mounting anything to siding etc etc.

You know, like government can't forbid the second amendment but they can make you give up money, restrict where you can carry, what types of firearms, etc etc.

brharper13 New York
07/04/13 7:25 pm

over charge on ammo so only the elite and wealthy can own guns... oh yea and the department of homeland security who apparently needs to quadruple their ammo reserve

Kendell Redlands, CA
07/04/13 6:03 pm

i'm not very patriotic.. sorry. I like what our country stands for and some of the freedoms we have, but the people who make up this country are typically self-absorbed, ignorant, indulgent people.

brharper13 New York
07/04/13 7:24 pm

Agreed... but it's always good to display the flag considering what our stands for. even in our country's current state the flag can remind us of the intentions we should strive to have that the government conveniently forgets

Sirithil Texas
07/05/13 10:28 am

Sounds a bit self-absorbed, ignorant, and indulgent. Just sayin'.

panamera Vermont
07/04/13 5:43 pm

I have 2! My house has 2 driveways, I have a flag for each entrance.

huskermedic Cincinnati
07/04/13 5:42 pm

I don't because it may be considered to patriotic and I might get audited;)

I don't have any mounting brackets yet;). Or I would have one 24-7 with a light.

blakestr San Diego
07/04/13 4:51 pm

Can't due to HOA rules, but I would if I could.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/04/13 5:13 pm

That's absolutely absurd

huskermedic Cincinnati
07/04/13 5:46 pm

Just put up the American Flag they won't say no. If they do you won't have an issue finding a lawyer to take your case for free. Get the media involved. It is your constitutional right to display it just as it is your right to burn it.

Congressman Louisiana
07/04/13 6:02 pm

There's actually a federal law that prohibits groups like HoAs from disallowing you from flying the American flag. Look into it and then bring it up. If they still refuse, go see the federal prosecutor to file a suit.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/04/13 6:44 pm

Yeah but they can make it so restrictive that its effectively outlawed.

You know, like the second amendment in many areas.

scottstots Georgia
07/04/13 4:49 pm

My flags keep the terrorists away.

DeathSheep Michigan
07/04/13 4:01 pm

All the people who are freaking out about people not hanging a flag, you do realize people love in apartments right?

huskermedic Cincinnati
07/04/13 6:11 pm

Again, you are allowed to display the American flag it is the law.

DeathSheep Michigan
07/04/13 6:33 pm

Nobody said you aren't, but it's kinda hard to hang a flag when you have no where to hang it

Sirithil Texas
07/05/13 10:39 am

A window perhaps. Or the balcony.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/04/13 3:56 pm

The results on this makes me sad.

14573 Scary Numbers
07/04/13 3:49 pm

We have a flag and a god bless our troops flag.

rlc63 North Carolina
07/04/13 3:23 pm

We just moved here and haven't had time to put one in yet. But we will!

theNobamist Silicon Valley
07/04/13 3:01 pm

Sad!!! More people fly their favorite team's banner. I know some apartment buildings make it impossible, but sad!!

theNobamist Silicon Valley
07/04/13 3:02 pm

And shame on HOAs that say no to US flags.

comppete Las Vegas
07/04/13 2:50 pm

I fly my Flag on every Official Flag Day and sometimes when I just feel like it.

07/04/13 2:40 pm

Seriously? Hang a flag dude

thndrstrike Salinas, California
07/04/13 2:40 pm

It have about 5 small ones in my backyard!

Congressman Louisiana
07/04/13 2:37 pm

I proudly fly the Bonnie Blue Flag!

07/04/13 2:19 pm

I have a Union Jack =) (I moved here from Britain)

deathvalley Chicago native
07/04/13 2:18 pm

Of course! Everyday!
I was born here... Why would I fly any other flag???
Such bullshit.

barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
07/04/13 1:57 pm

My flag is always flying outside my home unless the weather turns dangerous.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
07/04/13 1:40 pm

I do not. I never fly a flag at my house.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/04/13 1:03 pm

No, but I have one on my shirt.

commonsense America isnt racist
07/04/13 12:56 pm

It's America's birthday. Waving a flag is a way to say happy birthday America.

Ernest Make it so
07/04/13 12:43 pm

Sure do!!! Been flying the colors all week!!!

thejoker Call me Bartholomew
07/04/13 12:29 pm

I live here. Are people really not going to know which country I support?

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
07/04/13 11:57 am

my dad insists on it. I say you don't need a flag to show you're patriotic. but it doesn't bother me to see them. but I'd probably have one for the holiday

NFLPrincess First and Goal
07/04/13 11:52 am

At my house the Stars and Stripes hang proudly 24/7/365. It is replaced yearly and the old one is retired properly.

NFLPrincess First and Goal
07/04/13 11:54 am

Oh and a week or so before Independence Day I put cute little small flags in all of the planters around the porches and decks.

1111111 Wayne
07/04/13 12:01 pm

24/7/365? You don't take it down at night or during storms?

NFLPrincess First and Goal
07/04/13 12:12 pm

I do not take it down at night because it is uplit and beautiful at night. I have never taken it down due to weather or storms. Now I'm curious though, is that considered disrespectful?

NFLPrincess First and Goal
07/04/13 12:22 pm

Thanks Kay41! I'm good, it's an all weather flag. phew!!

Congressman Louisiana
07/04/13 2:35 pm

You know, Hitler had an Eagle's Nest...

NFLPrincess First and Goal
07/04/13 6:10 pm

Lawman- really? all you have to do is look at profile pic to understand.

07/04/13 11:45 am

No but I have a ton inside my home. On my desk aloe there are five.

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
07/04/13 11:28 am

EVERY American should display the American flag on all holidays. It's just good etiquette and good for morale. We could use some positive unity.

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
07/04/13 11:31 am

Just my opinion...but I think we should display the flag in some capacity at our homes everyday. Mine is on display 24/7 and is illuminated at night.

Congressman Louisiana
07/04/13 11:32 am

Absolutely not. That flag represents the very right to not be forced to do things. Even if it is displaying a flag. We're a democratic republic, not nationalistic fascists.

07/04/13 11:35 am

Ours is 24/7 and illuminated at night.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/04/13 11:26 am

No, but next summer when we start remodeling the outside, I'm putting in a flag pole.