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Old Jul 27, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Should the American flag be dipped at the olympics ?


Vote & see here> http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/...ning-ceremony/
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 03:38 PM
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The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing, unless it is the ensign responding to a salute from a ship of a foreign nation. This is sometimes misreported as a tradition that comes from the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, where countries were asked to dip their flag to King Edward VII: American team flag bearer Ralph Rose did not follow this protocol and teammate Martin Sheridan is often, though apocryphally, stated as proclaiming that "this flag dips before no earthly king."[2] This tradition was codified as early as the 1911 U.S. Army drill regulations.[3]
Old Jul 27, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Vote & see here> http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/...ning-ceremony/
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:06 PM
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No dipping.
Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:01 PM
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Does it really matter?
Not if you aren't an American. Other countries shouldn't care less whether we dip our flag or not. I couldn't care less what other countries do with their flags. I'd be offended if my country demanded other countries dip their flags to our government officials.

Is a non issue. Our flag code says it doesn't dip, and you can stuff it in your if you don't like it.
Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Does it really matter?
Yes.
Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Our flag code says it doesn't dip, and you can stuff it in your if you don't like it.
I like ya Punkie but you had that coming.

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Old Jul 28, 2012, 05:59 PM
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IMO, when you're a guest in a foreign country you should comply with the host's customs. makes sense to me but then nothing really makes any sense when it comes to americans and their precious flag.

i remember at age 6 asking my mother why we have to pray to a flag every morning in school...don't remember her answer but it probably didn't make any sense to me back then and probably wouldn't today either.
Old Jul 28, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Is a non issue. Our flag code says it doesn't dip, and you can stuff it in your if you don't like it.
Just asking a question, no need to get all rude about it.
Old Jul 28, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Is a non issue. Our flag code says it doesn't dip, and you can stuff it in your if you don't like it.
so you're not willing to see your flag dipped but you wouldn't mind if some brit took it and stuffed it up his corn hole?
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 06:27 PM
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IMO, when you're a guest in a foreign country you should comply with the host's customs. makes sense to me but then nothing really makes any sense when it comes to americans and their precious flag.

i remember at age 6 asking my mother why we have to pray to a flag every morning in school...don't remember her answer but it probably didn't make any sense to me back then and probably wouldn't today either.
My question has been answereed.
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