I am more than tired of watching these idiots in this country walk on the flag. I have to accept idiots in other countries who see our money as acceptable yet our flag is contemptible. But the people IN this country do need to be taught a lesson on respect. It is irritating that so many of them probably receive the benefits and financial help from this country yet have no respect. They have never been taught respect. That is a reason why so many of them have intense conflicts with the police. If people are not taught respect as a child they will not learn respect as adults.
If these protestors who like walking on the flag do not want to be just another stupid hypocrite then they should give up their federal support and state aid that they are receiving. It is what that flag represents which makes it possible for these lazy morons who probably could not even tie their shoes or know how to pull up their pants to live. It is what that flag represents is what gives these lazy protestors who probably, if asked, have no idea as to what they are protesting against to have the freedoms to make their statements. It is what that flag represents is what gives these people the freedom not to be shot by the government as they burn the flag. These people should try doing their little protests in another country and see how far it gets them.
If these people want to walk on the flag then first they should give up their food stamp cards. If these people want to walk on the flag then they should first have to give up their state aid. If these people want to walk on the flag then they should have to give up the federal student aid. If these people want to walk on the flag then they should give up the protections that the government gives them for being part of a minority. If these people want to walk on the flag then they should have to give up everything that the flag represents. These hypocrites are too lazy to ever fight for that flag other than whine when someone takes it up off the ground. These hypocrites are too lazy to ever do anything to try and fix the things that they might think is wrong with this country. If you hate this country, stop taking all the perks which come from this country.
It is time that people started being required to start being in favor of America if they want all the perks from this country. We are not African-Americans, we are not Asian-Americans, we are not Mexican-Americans, and we are not Latin-Americans: WE ARE AMERICANS! I have a good friend who is of Mexican descent. He was born in Texas. Often he gets harassed by Mexican teenagers asking him why he wears an American flag on his label and not a Mexican flag. His answer is simple. He tells them he wears an American flag because he is in America. He is not in Mexico. If he wanted to be in Mexico he would be in Mexico. He wants to be in America so he wears an American flag and is proud to be in America. Why is this simple message and reply so difficult for so many who are born in this country to realize? I have found that so many times immigrants who are recently made citizens or are first or second generation Americans tend to appreciate America much more than those who have been in this country for multiple generations. After so long it seems that people, especially people who have not had to work for a living in America and have had everything handed to them on a platter, take for granted the liberties and freedoms that people in other countries could never even imagine.
As a young boy we were taught respect for the flag. It used to be illegal to disrespect the flag. I thank those who fight for this flag. I thank all those who interrupt the protests which disrespect the flag. Maybe if more people had the courage to take the flag away from those idiots who have no respect for it then they would be less likely to keep disrespecting it. This is MY country. I am proud to be an American. My ancestors fought to establish this new nation. My ancestors were on this soil for generations prior to the forming of a new nation. My advice to those lazy idiots who want to complain about this country and all it stands all the while having their hands in the pockets of this country would be to make up their minds. If this country is not good enough for you maybe our money should be not good enough for you as well. If you hate this country that much, LEAVE!