Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.
Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you're man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away.
The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world.
Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.
I am not the flag: not at all. I am but its shadow.
The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
I can't fly a flag for monogamy or whatever the opposite is; it depends on the person and on the situation.
What I'm trying to do is to at least raise a flag to the blinding light of technology.
Israel's capital will never again be a divided city, a city with a wall at its center, a city in which two flags fly. This city, will, in its entirety, absorb immigrants, welcome pilgrims and be the eternal capital of Israel forever.
White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag. It stands for the right to destroy itself.
If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag, wash it.
Flag desecration is not a constitutional issue for the courts. It is a political one that belongs to the people.
Our flag represents every American and it should not be hidden away as a result of property agreements.
It is the will of the American people that we have a right to protect our flag and this can only be accomplished by passing a Constitutional amendment.
I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started against my own work and against myself. Even though we are not sure of the links, Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its flags in mourning on 9/11.
Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
I pledge impertinence to the flag waving, of the unindicted co-conspirators of America, and to the republicans for which I can't stand, one abomination, underhanded fraud, indefensible, with Liberty and Justice.. Forget it.
Why fight for a flag when you can buy one for a nickel.
Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature.
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