Flag at half staff???

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by 22WRF, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    This was a horrific event but I think this over the top.
    Mine will not come down for movie goers.

    Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Aurora, Colorado

    As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 25, 2012.

    American Flag

    I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

  2. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    At least he did not strike out LORD in the last line. Of course he never reads anything he signs anyway. Just his fool teleprompter.

  3. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    Few people had any trouble with the flag at half staff after the 9-11 attack .
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I agree. That's completely over the top. What's next? Ten people die in a car wreck, and all the flags go to half-staff?
  5. stumper1300

    stumper1300 New Member

    Feb 27, 2012
    While I cant stand the man, I wont condemn him for this just because I don't like him. This wasn't just a shooting, it was an act of terrorism against the American people. I think its a respectful thing to do.
  6. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Get ready...it is coming to that
  7. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper Active Member

    Jun 4, 2012
  8. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    No it wasn't. It was cold blooded murder. Don't equate this to terrorism. Its the same as calling a murder a hate crime because a white guy killed a black guy in a drug deal. No it was just murder. Plain and simple. This guy was a nut job. Was Columbine terrorism? Was the shooting of Gabby Giffords and those around her? What about the shooting in Tuscaloosa a couple days ago? NOPE

    As far as flying the flag at half staff? I don't have a opinion. I wouldn't have done it, but.........
  9. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    Spot on.
  10. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    Jan 15, 2011
  11. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    If a GOP president ordered the flag at half staff after an event like this no one would have said anything negative about it.
  12. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Protocol dictates that the flag is only flown at half staff for an official of federal, state or military. As horrible as this event is, it is improper to issue such an order.
  13. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    9-11 was a attack on the US. And many Military and Civilians lost their lives when 1 of the planes hit the pentagon. It wasn't just the towers that got hit. People tend to forget that, since all the focus is on New York. So flying the flag at half mast after 9-11 was completely appropriate in my opinion.
  14. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I wasn't talking about 9-11. I'm talking about yesterday.
  15. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    I know that. look at the quote I had above yours. I was using yours to emphasize my point. JH used 9-11 as a reason to fly the flag at half mast. I was using your post to try and explain why at least in my opinion it was appropriate then.
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