Air Force Refuses To Follow Their Own Rules And Take Down This Altered American Flag Due To Political Correctness Pressure.
Apparently, in the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, a lot of odd and distasteful things are going to lead up to that day. The US Herald reported on the degrading decision made by lefty political group the Southern Poverty Law Center's decision to add Dr. Ben Carson to their “extremist list”. The black American pediatric neurosurgeon who was placed among two neo-nazis, as a just and fair decision because he dare change his deeply held Christian beliefs, when it concerned same-sex marriage.
Apparently, that was just one of many things in 2015 that will be changing, and not exactly for the better.
In 1993, Bill Clinton fairly introduced a law called “Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue”, that gave anonymity to homosexual service members. Though, it was met with disdain from the leftist groups from sea to shining sea, it was one of few Democratic decisions that actually had support from the other side. After September 30, 2011, and obviously after Barack Obama became president, that landmark decision of bipartisanship was replaced with one of the most singularly partisan law of Obama's presidency.
So, sadly, this story comes as no surprise. A military contributor for The Blaze, Senior Airman Brian Kolfage reported what he saw that sparked the article and discussion.
“I noticed something strange as I drove through Davis Monthan Air Force Base, in Tuscon, Arizona last week. It was an American flag with rainbow stripes instead of the standard red and white stripes flying high on a two story house…”
Certainly, if this was hanging in someone's window and you were offended or annoyed, you would complain, tweet, facebook status, text, and call your friends. However, this is not a personal home. This was on a military base. For those unfamiliar, as writer Senior Airman Brian Kolfage explains, it flat out defies military code. Title 4 U.S. Code –Section 1 reads as follows:
“Flag; stripes and stars on: The flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; and the union of the flag shall be fifty stars, white in a blue field.”
Well, naturally, the issue was taken up with the proper people. They then issued their response.
“We are currently reviewing this issue and have taken no action at this time. We take seriously our responsibility to abide by federal law and defend the Constitutional rights of all citizens.”
Mr. Kolfage said it took merely three days until a response was given, considering it broke the rules, naturally you would assume it was taken down. Well then, the response might not be what you thought.
“The installation commander carefully considered the opinions of legal professionals and the law. The display in question is not an altered U.S. flag; therefore, its display does not violate federal law. No action will be taken.”
Apparently, the homosexual lobby, trumps military code. It would almost seem alright if, and the Senior Airman points out, you could display a Christian cross, Gadsden flag, Christmas decorations and parties, Nascar memorabilia, or pink flamingos, but you can not.
He went a step further to explain the importance and symbolism of the American Stars and Stripes.
The colors of our flag symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of our country
“The red stripes proclaim the fearless courage and integrity of American men and sons and the self-sacrifice and devotion of American women and daughters. The white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all. The blue is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.”
In the military, the idea of an “Army of one”, is not just catchy Army recruiting Ad phrase. The idea behind it is that there is no personalities and individuals in the military. They represent the entire U.S., not homosexual groups Christian groups, NASCAR groups, or One Direction fans of America, it is suppose to represent everyone equally under one American banner.