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Regarding "The Upside-Down Flag Mentality Is Repulsive" (Nov. 10): The letter writer is correct -- "an upside-down American flag is a distress signal." We are in a real time of distress. Not flying the flag should offend a veteran. Many of us consider the policies of this president to be far from what this country was founded upon and to be leading us into further decline. Everyone has a right to his or her opinion, and the voters of this country are almost evenly divided on whether this president should have been given another four years, especially since he is increasing our debt twice as fast as his predecessor did.
The writer suggests everyone should work with the president. That was tried and rejected soundly by the president himself. He said he wanted to hear all ideas and kept the other party from having any input on Obamacare, as his first example. When the president chooses to honestly invite, hear and weigh propositions from the other side, compromise might begin. You can't slap someone in the face, as he has with the Supreme Court justices, congressmen, etc., and then complain that they won't work with you.
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, at the end of the letter the race card is again played. I wish they understood: This has nothing to do with race. None of the arguments against the president have been about race; it's about the policies and attitudes.
First Published November 14, 2012 12:00 am