The picture seen here is an edited Facebook posting by someone I know, and as you can see, it supposedly shows the face of a man who was brutally beaten – by a Marine, apparently – in response to having stepped on the American flag. This would be bad enough in and of itself if it were an isolated incident or sentiment. It isn’t. It’s one of many expressions of desire by Americans (including, apparently the current President) that those who “disrespect” the flag should face consequences ranging from prosecution to out and out violence.
This is an obscenity, and an affront to the ideals upon which this nation was founded. Continue reading