Monday, March 22, 2010

Upside Down

I just opened this message from a friend:

"Just now, at 11:45 pm on a Sunday night, we have lowered our flag to half mast and turned it upside down. The congress and white house havedecided to turn our country and our rights upside down. Turning ourflag upside down is our only way of demonstrating our disgust and frankly the disgrace that they bring to the many millions of good men and women who died making this the former land of the free. If you agree, join us, turn the flag over at half mast"

This shares the utter disgust I hold our Congress in.

The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:

THE FLAG CODE Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 As amended by P.L. 344, 94th CongressApproved July 7, 1976§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. Most individuals who have served in the military service of our nation will (or should) recognize this signal.

As a result of the many traitors and enemies we as a free people have, both foreign and domestic, as a result of the many unconstitutional acts, legislation and atrocities passed and/or committed against US citizens and their life, liberty and property, and as a result of policies that have allowed (and continue to allow) enemies of this nation to enter in large numbers through a porous border policy, I believe the life, liberty and property of US Citizens are in dire danger and distress.

From what I have read, 49% of us did not agree with the health care package, 40% did. 11% couldn't be found or don't give a damn. Thus my friend's appeal to fly your flag upside down at half mast.

It doesn't matter now, it is a done deal. But done deals fail and fall apart and are not honored. This may be another one but at great cost to our country. I really don't know how far we can go but we are on the path to find out.

It does matter now and you will find a brave few who stand up and fight. I wonder what we can accomplish?

Most won't care until it is too late to care and I have no idea if and when that will happen.

When I read this message I felt anger, then it quickly changed to fear.

Ed Winkle


  1. ED Welcome to the newest thrid world country in the world: Amerika. Thanks to the Decomcrat party and one crooked Chicago Gangbanger President. You all have just been had the Chicago way. Welcome to life in Illinois for the last 60 years

  2. How did this all happen Kelly? I am confused. I was just trying to make the country better, like you. These people have no idea!

  3. Look at our elected officials, all of them, all parties, all branches. Very few if any have ever worked for a living, have not run a business or had to make a payroll, or balance a budget, get credit, develop a business plan or deal with the realities of every day life.

    They vote themselves pay increases, have armed guards to protect them from us little people, believe they are above the law, send their kids to private schools, spend money thats not theirs and pass off everything on everyone else but them.

    They cant and wont take responsiblity for themselves or for anything they do.

    They have created a country of people who are entitled to what ever the goverment says they are entitled to. When 40% of our populus doesnt pay ANY taxes, but only get a handout from the Gov, then they become slaves to the government.

    That is what the ruling class want, a country of slaves.

    What happend Ed, there are to few good working people to make a difference anymore. They have succeded in pitting us against each other so that they can stay in power and dictate from on high how we will live, what we will eat, where we will work, how we will raise our kids, and now they own our health.