While cleaning up the mess after the Democrat Convention in Denver last week, the cleaning crew discovered around 12,000 American flags had been tossed in the garbage by those patriotic Democrats.
They were rescued from the landfill, turned over to the GOP and will be recycled and used at a McCain/Palin rally today in Colorado Springs.
Aside from the usual left/right divide where the flag is seen by the right as a powerful symbol and as a piece of cloth from Taiwan by the left, some other points should be made:
1. Democrats were crowing that their convention would be the “greenest” ever and went to ridiculous lengths to appease environmentalists. So why would they be so careful about recycling pop cans but just send 12,000 flags to the landfill?
2. Aside from opinions about how important the flag is, what it means, etc. there are federal regulations concerning how flags should be disposed and destroyed, and tossing ’em in the landfill ain’t the way it’s supposed to be done. Obviously, the federal government will not be prosecuting the DNC, but really, shouldn’t someone on their bloated staff have known how to properly dispose of flags?
More photos here.