Flying the Stars and Stripes upside down is a a symbol of distress.
Since the State of the Union Address, my 8x10 inch Flag at work has been flown upside down. (It stands on top of my cubicle where it can be seen from anywhere on the floor.) My 8x10 inch Flag on my car’s antenna is also being flown upside down.
I am exercising my First Amendment rights of free speech, and publicly petitioning my government for a redress of grievances.
This country is in distress, and it’s not all about Iraq. Yet, Iraq is the only thing on the news Bush is involved with, and sometimes North Korea. Yet the worst economic times in 20 years, the worst job ads surveys in 40 years, and millions not being counted in unemployment stats (NY Times today), coupled with a potential federal government showdown/shutdown over the FY2003 federal budget (as early as in the next ten days), a FY2004 budget deficit beyond belief, and proposed tax cuts – yeah, we are under distress.
All from a President-Vice President MBA team self-touted as the first business presidency in history. Well, with friends from Enron and Worldcom, it’s reasonable Bush will take their advice and take the country down as well.