We're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 17 Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3685 times:
I knew if I posted this too soon after 9/11, I would get crucified. Hopefully we are all mature enough to see that a different flag needn't be any less patriotic.
Anyway, I think our current flag is much too busy. It looks silly, not at all like a proper flag. But you can't change something solely on looks. Here is my idea:
The flag we have now is too jumbled together and disorganized. We are one nation, so to show that unity, we'll make those 50 stars into one big one. A two-tone background honors our long and varied history, and the red bar at the bottom reminds us that for 225 years we have been a symbol of freedom. The finished result?
I think it is a big improvement. Much more modern, like our country. What do you think? Or if you have any other designs, post those too!
Boeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3641 times:
The American flag has undergone a change many, many, times. In fact, I think the 50-star flag is the longest running version to date. I don't oppose you for the whole-patriotism thing. A country's citizens have a right to mix around and experiment with its image.
My opposition is that I'm worried the American flag is becoming like the Deltaflot thing. And lets not forget the money needed to update all the current flags...I mean, not in this economy. Otherwise, continue the discussion folks!
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3633 times:
Forget it. It's not going to happen in your lifetime, nor mine. A lot of people have died for Old Glory as it stands today. The Flag has stood for over 200 years...so why change it now? Really, the very idea, IMO, is sacrilegious.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3414 times:
The flag is just a symbol, a powerful one to some people but a symbol nonetheless. You really wanna do something for America...get off your ass and vote. When less than half the registered voters in this country bother to vote and there are people all over the world who would literally kill for that priveledge, all your flag waving and stars-and-stripes T-shirts and window decals don't mean a damn thing.
Next Up: STL-OMA-STL. Just a day trip and one more state off my list.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13674 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3374 times:
But it would freak out all the Americans that are overseas right now visiting places like Tibet and Nepal to come back to this country with a new flag. It is fun to fool around with ideas, but one star for each state and thirteen stripes to remind us how we started is pretty cool!
Flyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
What right do we have to change the proud flag that men have went into battle holding. That men have dies for so that it not fall. The flag mentioned in our national anthem. The flag that was raised by US Marines at Iwo Jima. The flag that flew over the WTC rubble. The flag that liberated Europe from true evil. Our flag has been saluted, burned, honored, hated, passed on to greiving family members who's fathers, sons, daughters, and the like, died for it.
School-children and adults alike pledge allegiance to the flag: our flag, not that wannabe South American monstrosity.
I think I'll stick with old glory, thank you very much.
ADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3354 times:
PS-Just watch how many jealous non-Americans start (insert country here) needs a new flag threads. I guess it could replace the innuendo craze!
That's old news, we've been fighting about a replacement flag for years. People like me think we should stick to the old one, with all its history and others want a new one to represent the new, multicultural Australia.
It's a nasty discussion ..
I think flags should stay as they are .. after all, look at all the history that goes with them. But that first suggested flag looks pretty damn fine ...! perhaps we can use it if we lose the flag debate!
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3299 times:
I agree with We're Nuts, although I respectfully suggest he might want to hire a professional designer for the redesign .
I've always thought other country's flags were much more elegant in their simplicity and beautiful in their symbolism (Canada comes to mind). One thing I'll give "old glory" though - I think it does do a good job of representing our country in one respect - it's gaudy and way too busy... just like most Americans .
No, I'm confident we won't be getting a new flag anytime soon.
BTW, that picture Flyboy36y posted made me nauseous.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3277 times:
One thing I'll give "old glory" though - I think it does do a good job of representing our country in one respect - it's gaudy and way too busy... just like most Americans
Gaudy and way too busy? How so? It is a classic design, that stands out, and is always recognizable. Simple can be good, but for Canada's flag for example. A Maple Leaf. Okay cool. It's simple, and I enjoy it, but where is the representation or the meaning. The U.S. Flag is full of meaning and representation. 13 stripes or the 13 original colonies. 50 stars for each state in the union. Beautiful color scheme in the use of the red, white and blue. Some things just can't be improved, and should be left alone.
BTW, that picture Flyboy36y posted made me nauseous
Nothing like a patriotic picture of American symbols of freedom to make one sick.
: And before my Canadian friends come looking for my head, I am not saying that the Canadian Flag has no meaning or representation. I know it does, I wa
: >>Nothing like a patriotic picture of American symbols of freedom to make one sick.The U.S. Flag is full of meaning and representation. 13 stripes or
: I'm sorry, I can't type anymore as I can no longer see the screen. My eyes are rolled up so far into my head.... An obvious blessing in disguise.