I Believe the American Flag Should Fly from Every Building, So We Can Know What Country We're In
Dear readers, let me ask you: is this America? Is this the land of the free? Is this the home of the brave? Is this one nation, under GOD, for freedom and justice for all? Because I have not seen an American flag for the past fifteen minutes, and I am not entirely sure what country I'm in right now.
The American flag is more than just a piece of cloth. It is a symbol. It is an idea. It is a battle standard that marks this land as AMERICAN, and without it how can any of use really be sure we're even in America? Is this France? Is this NAZI GERMANY? I don't know, because I can't see any flags to tell me where I am right now!
I went to a convenience store the other day to buy some beef jerky. Cashier said that would be four dollars. I said to him: what KIND of dollars? Canadian? Australian? SINGAPOREAN? I don't know, because you don't have FLAG in this store that tells me this is AMERICA, Achmed. I spent half an hour trying to pay for beef jerky with Hong Kong Dollars before the police arrived, and even then I stood my ground. They had to drag me out kicking and screaming. I asked them: Is this America? Is this the country I grew up in? Last I checked this was AMERICA, and my suspicions were only confirmed when I woke up on a cold floor to see that beautiful Star Spangled Banner flying free on the coffee mug of my jailer, and I knew that I was finally back on Free Soil.
That's MY America.
Since that day, dear reader, it is my firm belief that we must ALL do our part, as Americans, for America. As a True American, I will not rest until our flag is hanging above every doorway, and in front of every business, so a tragedy like today never occurs again, not only for ourselves, but for our children. Children today are growing up without flags, without knowing their place in the world. They might think they're in South Africa, or Norway, or even Japan, because no one has taken the time to show them our flag and let them know that yes, they ARE Americans. I've planted my flag, reader, where's yours?