There is nothing that angers U.S. military veterans more than someone showing disrespect for the flag that they have fought to defend and that their friends and comrades have died for. I am a U.S. Army veteran and I not only feel that way, but I find it particularly egregious when the person showing disrespect and contempt for our flag is the President of the United States.
Therefore, I say this to Mr. Obama: how dare you defile and degrade our flag by having your campaign sell posters showing the American flag with the field of fifty stars replaced with your campaign logo? This degradation comes on the heels of actions taken by a veterans group in Florida to force one of your campaign offices to take down an American flag that had been defaced by replacing the field of stars with your picture.
Who do you think you are? My family came over here from Ireland in 1756 and we have had someone serving in the military during every war from the American Revolution to the current war on terror. We fought for our flag, for our country, and after the revolution for the newly written Constitution that established the United States of America. We did not take a sacred oath to fight for any individual. Yet, you have shown that you have nothing but distain for the flag, for our country, and especially for the Constitution, and then you had the audacity to thank our men and women in the service for fighting for you!
You are not the Messiah, you are not the overseer of an American plantation, you are not our King; you are nothing more than an employee of the American people, and hopefully you will soon find yourself unemployed. Leave our flag alone and leave our constitution alone! Despite what you may think, we are not your subjects Mr. Obama, we are free Americans and we intend to stay free Americans.