As I cut across Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona yesterday, I noticed something strange, it was an American flag with the rainbow stripes instead of the red and white stripes.
Why is this perversion of old glory flying on a U.S. Military installation? You’re free to express your sexual preferences in any way you want, but this is in violation of Title 4 of the USC to display a flag like this on any government installation.
More specifically Title 4 U.S.C. § 1 : US Code – Section 1: Flag; stripes and stars on: The flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; and the union of the flag shall be fifty stars, white in a blue field.
It doesn’t say anything about ROYGBIV and the rainbow bandits.
As I took the photo I noticed residents who live at this domicile on base are two females, and one is active duty Air Force as she was wearing a uniform:
If you’re LGBT please show some damn respect to the flag that you took an oath to defend, not disrespect it. It’s the freedoms that our military has fought for that allow you to have a sexual preference openly, unlike in other nations where you would be killed on the spot if they thought you were LGBT in any way.
Just because “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was repealed, it doesn’t give you the right to act like a fool and disrespect our nations flag.
If you would like to complain to the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs and demand they remove this flag contact them below:
“We are currently reviewing this issue and have taken no action at this time. We take seriously our responsibility to abide by federal law and defend the Constitutional rights of all citizens.”
Casey Osborne, Capt, USAF
Chief, Public Affairs
355th Fighter Wing
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
My question to the Air Force, since freedom of expression is highly encouraged at what case do you decide enough is enough? I’m curious to know if an Airman flew these would it still free speech? Or is a matter of political correctness run a muck and our leaders no longer have the brass balls that they used to have?
Maybe its just I’m from the generation of Airman who was actually held to a high standard and not babied with time out cards in BMT. I’m proud to be a mouth piece for all those Airman
I have met with many Air Force leaders, and one thing that reverberates through them in unison is their disdain for where our Air Force is heading; and I couldn’t agree any more.
I’ll hold my breath because I already know the LGBT parody of the American flag will be allowed to fly, but it’s purely selective because these flags below would be yanked in a heart beat (except the Obama flag).
I’m highly upset with today Air Force, you cant have your cake and eat it too. It will come back to haunt you as there is now a precedence being set and everyone is watching. Don’t be a bigot when someone wants to exercise their freedoms that are LGBT.