Saturday, April 12, 2008 1:12 AM
Subject: Obama Explains National Anthem Stance
Well this ought to give the Obama fans something to cheer about. Looks like they've scraped the bottom of the barrel with this guy!
Obama Explains National Anthem Stance
This really is frightening!!!
Publishers, Friends and Fellow Americans:
This message was forwarded to me today and in my opinion clearly shows the lack of Honor or Respect that Senator Barack Obama holds for our Country!
Major Robert Fry, USA ret
On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 18:48:04 -04! 00, "LT G Bill Ginn" USAF ret forwarded:
Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, during the rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides," Obama said. "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message.
You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it."
"I don't think my church is actually particularly controversial." - Barack Obama.
If someone had told me 45 years ago, as I was roaring down the runway in the most beautiful airplane in the world, that I would see our country subjected to one of the most disgusting Presidential elections imaginable, I would have told them they were crazy as hell...
What in the world have we come to?