Rescuing flags from the Dems (and the DNC dumpsters)

Rescued DNC flags at the McCain rally

The give and take, thrust and parry, smack downs and flanking manuevers continue unabated in this campaign. Republicans take flags like these home as souvenirs, Democrats view them as props and throw them away. I’m kinda of surprised they didn’t just burn them in celebration of the first amendment. It might have been moving to have 80,000 people gathered around the bonfire as the Constitution was read aloud by the light of burning flags. I think that would have been a touching moment, don’t you?

Sound partisan enough for you? And that’s nothing compared to the savage mud slinging I’ve seen all week by followers of the Savior himself in regards to Palin and her unwillingness to bow down and worship the golden calf.

By the way, that was a brilliant move by the McCain camp. Go get ’em baby!

Thrown Away Democrat American Flags Rescued By Camp McCain

I’m a little late to this party, too busy today to drop a post till now, but, ‘member those flags the DNC was caught throwing in the trash? Well, there were apparently tons more

Democrats are not caring for their Stars and Stripes. At least that’s the message out of John McCain’s campaign.

McCain supporters, claiming they rescued 12,000 miniature American flags from the site of Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday, redistributed the orphan flags to audience members ahead of a McCain rally in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

dnc garbage flags


As you may know, I spent 5½ years as a prisoner of war during the Viet Nam War. In the early years of our imprisonment, the NVA kept us in solitary confinement or two or three to a cell. In 1971 the NVA moved us from these conditions of isolation into large rooms with as many as 30 to 40 men to a room. This was, as you can imagine, a wonderful change and was a direct result of the efforts of millions of Americans on behalf of a few hundred POWs 10,000 miles from home.

One of the men who moved into my room was a young man named Mike Christian. Mike came from a small town near Selma, Alabama. He didn’t wear a pair of shoes until he was 13 years old.

At 17, he enlisted in the US Navy. He later earned a commission by going to Officer Training School. Then he became a Naval Flight Officer and was shot down and captured in 1967.

Mike had a keen and deep appreciation of the opportunities this country, and our military, provide for people who want to work and want to succeed. As part of the change in treatment, the Vietnamese allowed some prisoners to receive packages from home. In some of these packages were handkerchiefs, scarves and other items of clothing. Mike got himself a bamboo needle.

Over a period of a couple of months, he created an American flag and sewed it on the inside of his shirt. Every afternoon, before we had a bowl of soup, we would hang Mike’s shirt on the wall of the cell and say the Pledge of Allegiance. I know the Pledge of Allegiance may not seem the most important part of our day now, but I can assure you that in that stark cell, it was indeed the most important and meaningful event.

One day the Vietnamese searched our cell, as they did periodically, and discovered Mike’s shirt with the flag sewn inside, and removed it. That evening they returned, opened the door of the cell, and for the benefit of all us, beat Mike Christian severely for the next couple of hours.

Then, they opened the door of the cell and threw him in. We cleaned him up as well as we could. The cell in which we lived had a concrete slab in the middle on which we slept. Four naked light bulbs hung in each corner of the room. As I said, we tried to clean up Mike as well as we could. After the excitement died down, I looked in the corner of the room, and sitting there beneath that dim light bulb with a piece of red cloth, another shirt and his bamboo needle, was my friend, Mike Christian. He was sitting there with his eyes almost shut from the beating he had received, making another American flag.

He was not making the flag because it made Mike Christian feel better. He was making that flag because he knew how important it was to us to be able to pledge our allegiance to our flag and country.

So the next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance, you must never forget the sacrifice and courage that thousands of Americans have made to build our nation and promote freedom around the world.

You must remember our duty, our honor, and our country.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

-A True Story by John S. McCain

By Dave the Sage

Dave is everything that the Left hates; a happily married, heterosexual, white Christian male. A long time conservative activist, blogger, and columnist he resides in beautiful Northern Colorado and is the proud father of three daughters. "The Sage" is a sometimes philosopher, ideologue, and seer and always a tireless defender of the middle class, common sense, and the American way of life. The son, grandson, and great-grandson of Ministers of the Gospel he brings a unique blended background of theology and ideology to the great debates of the day. Dave's articles have been featured on multiple radio programs including The G. Gordon Liddy Show. Various columns have appeared on over one hundred different blogs and websites and he is a regular contributor to numerous political commentary websites, news sites, and webzines. His article “Concealed Carry and the Right of Self-Defense" was recently published in the high school textbook “At Issue: Guns and Crime.” The author believes that Faith, Family, and Freedom is the formula for success and the key to a good life and a healthy nation. Dave is a charter member of the Constitution Club blog and serves as the site administrator. His "day job" is working for private probation company.


  1. Checking the trash was clever, I have to grant them that. Despite the hyperbole, I wouldn’t bet the farm that there were no flags in the trash in Minneapolis this weekend. But c’mon… I would wager that a huge number of those flags get thrown away. Should we start going through the trash after parades now? I might also ask why we would allow a company to make millions upon millions of them to be made every year if we do not expect them to become trash. There might be a point here, but it’s about how Americans are wasteful, not about how Democrats are unpatriotic jerks.

    I will say that you should update the post to include the fact that those 12,000 flags were not “rescued”, they were stolen. Republicans: We will kill anyone who attempts to redistribute wealth, but we will always make sure that they have all the tiny flags they could ever need. They’re like the American equivalent of Dennis Moore.

  2. That is the desperate cover story yes. Stored, on a deserted dock, and next to dumpsters, and in dumpsters… for a week. And no, Repubs don’t make a habit of putting flags in the trash, or burning them, or stomping on them etc. etc.

  3. Actually, the ones in the white trash bags were documented by some of the clean up crew at Mile High. So you have two completely different events here.

    Taking a step back, the utilization of this find was an outstanding tactic in this campaign. The McCaign campaign started out slow, non agressive and unimaginative. They have improved tremendously and are starting to actually compete blow for blow with our Lib friends. Many of us on this blog (including Andre) are former CR’s and many of us worked on various campaigns. In doing so, we have developed a taste for ‘the game’ of strategies, tactics and ideas that both sides engage in during elections. I have been greatly pleased with the fact that McCain is actually contesting this race and making a great case to the American people that he is a legitimate alternative to Obama. He is an old warrior and not just a GOP sacrificial lamb this year. And I applaud him for that.

  4. About two weeks ago I pointed out that the McCain camp is out-campaigning the Obamites because they are on the attack in media advertising and utilizing web videos much better than their younger opponents. Palin’s selection and the tactics in this post only solidify my argument more. There seems to be a much more clever (Wes’ word, not mine) strategy here on McCains part and it has the Obama camp completely on their heels. They kicked Hillary’s ass in the primary and have since run out of steam or find themselves befuddled at having to face the McCain onslaught.

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