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Posted on Jul 10, 2006
Colbert and Flag Freezing

The “Colbert Report” host has a novel method for getting rid of unserviceable U.S. flags…
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Colbert: I did a little research, and it turns out that the proper way to dispose of an American flag is to burn it.

At least that’s what the freedom haters over at the American Legion would have you believe…

Sorry, Legionnaires, but destroying America is not a veteran’s benefit. Burning the flag is wrong, always.


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That’s why when it comes to these flags, I am doing the opposite: I am having them cryogenically frozen. That way they will live forever. Long may they wave above Walt Disney and Ted Williams’ heads.


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By DanInAlabama, July 12, 2006 at 1:10 pm Link to this comment
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Stephen Colbert is so good at pointing out the obvious.
A lot of the people who decry the rare burning of the US Flag as a means of protest desecrate the flag everyday.

After 9/11 people flew small US flags from their car antenna night and day until they were a tattered mess.
I had to contact the local School board to get them to stop flying the US flag all night without a light shinning on it at the elementary school behind my house.
President Bush was photographed autographing a small US flag, a big Flag Code no no.

A lot of people mistreat the flag everyday and no one complains, simply because they don’t know the Flag Code, and there is no Political campaign telling they should be upset about the daily mistreatment of our flag.
Yet a lot of these same people get huffy, and often threaten violence, just imagining the exceedingly rare occurrence of a US citizen burning a US flag in protest.

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