Is the Flag becoming a partisan symbol under Trump?

Is the Flag becoming a partisan symbol under Trump?
This is not about imperialism. It is about spreading freedom throughout the world. (Image: Library of Congress)

[Ed. – It’s not the president or his followers have attached any meaning to Stars and Stripes other than what the founders intended. Rather it’s those who dance on it while chanting ‘F*ck your flag.’]

Carr had been flying his flags for the past forty-eight days, yet he still could not understand why some passersby gave him the finger. He owned an enormous “TRUMP 2020” banner but chose not to fly it for fear of appearing “political” — the country had become “so divided,” he told me, adding, “America is just so mad.”

The “Blue Lives Matter” banner he displayed — a modified American flag with one blue stripe, honoring the police — no doubt angered those who favor “defunding“ law-enforcement agencies. The idea of demanding greater police accountability had intensified since the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Yet Carr assumed that the flag that he had worn into combat was mutually understood as a symbol of national unity. He said, “These flags represent freedom.”

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