But that's not what's bothered me since I saw Barry making his early press conferences after his election in DC. Now with this defense from a presidential flak (where he rung up CBN no less to make his point) to defend Barack Obama over covering up Christian symbols at his speeches, we are faced with a repeated offense that just has to stop.
A White House official rings up the Christian Broadcast Network and says this:
“Decisions made about the backdrop for the speech were made to have a consistent background of American flags, which is standard for many presidential events,” said an anonymous White House official to (CBN’s) Brody. “Any suggestions to the contrary are simply false.”
The problem is, it’s simply inappropriate - disrespectful even - to have American flags all lined up in a row like they are merely backdrop decoration for the president - it’s so wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Military people know this. The flag is it. THE FLAG. The Colors. One American flag is appropriate. One. Wait, can we say that again?
You can line up state flags or have red, white and blue bunting to your heart’s content. But only one American flag.
President Obama is using the American flag like it’s mere decoration, like it's his personal backdrop. I keep thinking that someone is going to point that out to him, someone is going to tell him that he's under the flag not in competition with it. That, my friends speaks louder than any words about this administration. It’s like lining up a rows of crosses in front of a church - it starts to look like a graveyard. When it comes to the flag it’s downright disrespectful. In fact, it's dishonorable.
Someone, please, tell him to stop it.
I swear, amateurs are running the show at the White House. We have to go back to the HHHB for guidance. It’s not a conspiracy, friends, it’s idiocy.
Flag Protocol: When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium on or off a podium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman’s or speaker’s right as he faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the clergyman or speaker (to the right of the audience). When displayed on the floor or on a platform, the flag is given the place of honor, always positioned behind the speaker and to the speaker's right with other flags, if any, at the left.
The "right" as the position of honor was established from the time when the "right hand" was the "weapon hand." The right hand raised without a weapon was a sign of peace. The right hand, to any observer, is the observer's left.