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    Face The Flag

    Words by Bill Ezell

    Face the Flag of stars and bars,
    Of red and white and blue,
    A Flag that guarantees the rights
    For men like me and you.

    Face the Flag, son! Read what's written there,
    The history, the progress and the heritage we share.
    Our Flag reflects the past, son, but stands for so much more,
    And in this Age of Aquarius, it still flies in the fore.

    It leads the forward movement, shared by all mankind,
    To learn...to love...to live with peace of mind;
    To learn the mysteries of space, as well as those of earth;
    To love each man for what he is, regardless of his birth;
    To live without the fear of reprisal for belief;
    To ease the tensions of a world that cries out for relief.

    Face the Flag of stars and bars,
    Of red and white and blue,
    A Flag that guarantees the rights
    For men like me and you.

    Face the Flag, son!
    Take a good long look.
    What you're seeing now can't be found in a history book.
    It's the present and the future, son.
    It's being written now,
    And you're the one to write it,
    but the Flag can show you how.

    Do you know what it stands for? What its makers meant?
    To think...to speak...the privilege of dissent;
    To think our leaders might be wrong...
    to stand and tell them so.
    These are the things that other men
    under other flags will never know.
    But responsibility...that's the cross that free men must bear,
    And if you don't accept that, the freedom isn't there.

    Face the Flag of stars and bars,
    Of red and white and blue,
    A Flag that guarantees the rights
    For men like me and you.

    Face the Flag, son, and face reality.
    Our strengths and our freedoms are based in unity.
    The flag is but a symbol, son, of the world's greatest nation,
    And as long as it keeps flying, there's cause for celebration.

    So do what you've got to do, but always keep in mind,
    A lot of people believe in peace...
    but there are the other kind.
    If we want to keep these freedoms,
    we may have to fight again.
    God forbid, but if we do, let's always fight to win,
    For the fate of a loser is futile and it's bare:
    No love, no peace...just misery and despair.

    Face the Flag, son...and thank God it's still there.

    ~*~*~*~*~

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    So profound and meaningful when it is the USA and British Flags ..."If we want to keep these freedoms, we may have to fight again.
    God forbid, but if we do, let's always fight to win, For the fate of a loser is futile and it's bare: No love, no peace...just misery and despair."

    Raising the USA Stars & Strips anywhere in the world symbolizes the sacrifices we are willing to make for peace. Name one country, where we fought to raise that flag, whose people weren't LIBERATED by our blood sacrifices. All other nations and cultures peace efforts pale in comparison throughout all of history.

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    >Face the Flag, son...and thank God it's still there......

    Sounds familiar.

    Oh yes. Mussolini.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Name one country, where we fought to raise that flag, whose people weren't LIBERATED by our blood sacrifices<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    With respect Mike, isn't there at least one very obvious country in SE Asia the US tried to "liberate" and failed miserably? Not to mention the Chile incident where the CIA "unliberated" the locals by helping turn a democracy into a dictatorship.

    I'm not US-bashing - I'm just pointing out that these kind of sentiments are flawed. Nobody doubts the sacrifices made by the US in WWII and other such ocasions. There's simply no need to exaggerate.

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    MCJB I was there in Vietnam and any village or city where we fought to raise that flag was truly liberated. When those US Flags were withdrawn the citizens were placed in horrible jeopardy and slaughtered. Blame that one on some politician President who never had the balls to mean what he said, and not for the forces on the ground there. The peace-nics got their way and 2 million innocents (Vietnam & Laos) were slaughtered after we withdrew forces and pulled down our flag. Not one peace-nic weaped a tear or raised a voice as that post-Vietnam massacre took place.

    No longer are peace-nics allowed to to influence events as it's our own citizens butts on the line now.

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