Okay, this is not my article but I am ready to start taking back our national symbols. For the last four years our flags, our monuments, and our patriotic expression have been taken over by the far Right Wing. Now lets let them know that WE THE PEOPLE — ALL the people of this nation — can use these symbols for their intended purpose, not some coded white supremacist purpose. When I salute the flag, I am doing for all the men and women who served our country and its truest ideals.

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/11/29/politics-capture-the-us-flag-trump-maga-symbol-440374

To the Trumpers, THESE ARE NOT YOUR SYMBOLS, they are for AMERICANS!

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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  1. Michael, I agree completely. During the run-up to the election I often found myself driving in rural Minnesota. Over and over I would see Trump signs with American flags. Finally, towards the end I started seeing Biden signs with American flags. It is time the center made it clear that symbols of American patriotism are not synonymous with any party, left or right.

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    1. Ah yes. I does not matter WHICH PARTY is usurping our national symbols, they belong to ALL Americans not just those who espouse specific beliefs.

      “However political parties may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” – George Washington

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