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Are American flag doormats unpatriotic?

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/05/28 00:57:34
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One local veteran wants a local hardware chain to stop selling doormats with the American flag on them. He believes the mats are disrespectful to the flag that he and many others have fought to defend.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday evening, the doormats have been removed from the sales floor at the Lake St. Louis location of Lowe’s.

As of around 7 p.m., they were still available at other locations, such as Wentzville and St. Peters.

For one local veteran, doormats with the image of Old Glory on them literally violate the old saying, “Don’t tread on me.”

John F. Kelly and his family are no strangers to the United States military.

“I’m a Vietnam vet. My father was a former aviator in World War II. So it runs deep. My son is in the Coast Guard presently,” said John.

John strolled into a Lowe’s hardware store near his home in Lake St. Louis, he saw a Memorial Day display that contained doormats with images of the American flag on them, and immediately objected.

Read More: News Report Video: http://fox2now.com/2012/05/23/veteran-upset-over-store-sellin...

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  • Kashee 2012/05/28 01:12:03
    No
    Kashee
    +4
    The doormat is not a flag and does not look like a flag. There is no American flag with dots and squiggly lines. It is a composite of some things that are on the American flag. If it looked exactly like the flag, maybe. But not this.

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  • Mike 2012/05/30 23:03:47
    No
    Mike
    +1
    wall street has been using it to blow their noses for years
  • Sayer Stewart 2012/05/28 20:44:16
    No
    Sayer Stewart
    +1
    Don't like it? Don't buy it.
  • flyingseaturtle BN 2012/05/28 18:52:12
    No
    flyingseaturtle BN
    +1
    They are not made out of flags ;-)
  • Curmudgeon 2012/05/28 16:05:43
    No
    Curmudgeon
    +1
    Allot of people just need to chill out and relax, not everything has to have two meanings. Sometimes a doormat is just that. lol
  • jackie 2012/05/28 08:05:29
    No
    jackie
    +2
    im walking on America right now... Problem?
  • Helmholtz 2012/05/28 07:35:59
    No
    Helmholtz
    +1
    I think the sort of people who buy those mats are probably not the sort of people who bought them with the intent of stomping on a that flag.
  • Chaya2010 2012/05/28 05:44:37
    No
    Chaya2010
    +2
    I don't see it has disrespectful or even unpatriotic. Patriotism is a state of mind, personal and expressed by actions not doormats.
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/05/28 05:36:00
    Yes
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    Yes, I think excessive and unconventional display of your flag is unpatriotic. It's weird, too... when I go to the US, I see flags plastered everywhere.
    We're patriotic in Canada, but we don't plaster our yards with flats.
  • beach bum 2012/05/28 05:08:16 (edited)
    Yes
    beach bum
    +1
    opps...hit the wrong button....it does not look like the actual flag so i say no
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2012/05/28 03:29:26
    No
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +1
    Who cares, it's a freaking flag people.
  • Schläue~© ««Ginge... 2012/05/28 09:59:05
  • ««Ginge... Schläue~© 2012/05/28 18:14:12
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    Cool story bro
  • Carson 2012/05/28 03:04:15
    Yes
    Carson
    +3
    Read American flag ettiquette.
  • Inquisi... Carson 2012/05/28 05:37:08
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    Kinda funny how we Canadians are the ones who know about American flag etiquette... also kinda sad.
  • Carson Inquisi... 2012/05/28 23:49:25
    Carson
    +1
    Tis so I do not offend any of our best friends!
  • wtxwoman 2012/05/28 02:55:49
    No
    wtxwoman
    +1
    If it was an actual flag or a reasonable facsimile of one, it would be, but that doormat doesn't look anything like the flag. I think it should be against the law to harm a real American flag.
  • kitkat42 2012/05/28 02:36:21
    No
    kitkat42
    +1
    If it were made from an actual flag it might be. This one pictured isn't even close.
  • Pete 2012/05/28 02:30:51
    No
    Pete
    +1
    The store would sell a lot more if they have a door mats with Ovomit face on it....
    PBWY
  • Yoru 2012/05/28 02:09:02 (edited)
    No
    Yoru
    +1
    of course not. I mean com'on its a doormat.
  • ZERO 2012/05/28 01:56:03
    Yes
    ZERO
    +3
    Are they unpatriotic? Yeah, a little. I don't think everyone would see it that way, but I can see the argument. I think what's even more unpatriotic is to go around dictating to stores what can and can't be sold because it upsets your delicate sensibilities. It's tyranny dressed up as patriotism.
    don t tread on me banana
  • Vitalani 2012/05/28 01:52:36
    No
    Vitalani
    +1
    Wow.... Who cares?
  • Schläue~© Vitalani 2012/05/28 09:56:15
    Schläue~©
    That would have to be a typical Libtarded remark from someone who never had a family member in the military and takes their freedom for granted.
  • Vitalani Schläue~© 2012/05/28 19:03:28
    Vitalani
    I come from a military family. When you make ASSumptions.....
  • Schläue~© Vitalani 2012/05/28 19:12:07
    Schläue~©
    Must be one phucked up crew who only joined for the bennies to have left you with an attitude like that.
  • Vitalani Schläue~© 2012/05/28 19:23:17
    Vitalani
    You are very judgemental and ignorant....and for what?
  • Schläue~© Vitalani 2012/05/28 19:31:37
    Schläue~©
    Gosh.... could have something to do with your asinine comment.
  • Vitalani Schläue~© 2012/05/28 19:47:02
    Vitalani
    Dude, it's a doormat. Did you even look at it? It isn't disrespectful. If you think it is then too bad.
  • Schläue~© 2012/05/28 01:14:19
    Yes
    Schläue~©
    +2
    Nail it to the wall, and hit 99 cent store for a faux AstroTurf mat instead.
  • Guru_T_Firefly 2012/05/28 01:13:50
    No
    Guru_T_Firefly
    +1
    No, they're not. IF they were made out of an actual American flag, my answer would be different.
  • Kashee 2012/05/28 01:12:03
    No
    Kashee
    +4
    The doormat is not a flag and does not look like a flag. There is no American flag with dots and squiggly lines. It is a composite of some things that are on the American flag. If it looked exactly like the flag, maybe. But not this.
  • Christy Kashee 2012/05/28 01:15:18
    Christy
    I agree with that too. Thought about it after I had already commented. Guess I'm not solidly in either the yes or no category.
  • Kashee Christy 2012/05/28 02:36:31
    Kashee
    +1
    I'd never buy a patriotic themed doormat for someone who would be offended. I also can understand how some people would feel. But it's not a problem for me and I don't think stores should be forced to stop selling them.
  • Christy 2012/05/28 01:04:04
    Yes
    Christy
    +2
    My personal opinion is that it is unpatriotic...HOWEVER, I don't think that anyone should be restricted from selling or using them.

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