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After Democrat Leader Drops Her U.S. Flag in a Trash Can – Disabled Vet Gives Jackson Lee a Lesson in Flag Etiquette
By Ben Dutka|December 9, 2022
After Democrat Leader Drops Her U.S. Flag in a Trash Can – Disabled Vet Gives Jackson Lee a Lesson in Flag Etiquette

For years now, Democrats have been accused of being anti-American. After former President Donald Trump put “America First,” many citizens say current POTUS Joe Biden puts “America Last.”

Dating back to the days when leftists spit on soldiers returning home from Vietnam, Democrats have been viewed as the opposite of patriotic.

And after one deposited Old Glory in a trash can, a disabled veteran decided to stand up for our country.

The clash began when Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) moved her office. During the process, she reportedly rolled up an American flag and put it in a trash can in the hallway.

She wasn’t throwing it away; she was just transporting it. However, that’s really not how you’re supposed to treat the U.S. Flag.

And that’s where disabled veteran – and fellow Congress member – Brian Mast (R-FL) comes in: he wasn’t about to let Jackson Lee get away with disrespecting the country’s symbol.

He jumped on Twitter and showed everyone the photo of the flag in the trash can:

Mast lost both his legs and his left index finger in 2010 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. He was clearing a path for Army Rangers at the time.

As a hero who served our country and paid a hefty price for it, he wasn’t too pleased to see an elected official treat the flag in this manner.

Mast added in his statement:

So, this is a W-T-F moment here in the House of Representatives.

People moving offices and this is apparently where Representative Sheila Jackson Lee keeps her American flag, her POW flag, in the garbage can, in the trash.

Mast said he knew that Jackson Lee wasn’t throwing the flag away and was merely moving it.

But moving it in a trashcan isn’t just disrespectful, it’s insulting — this according to most veterans who served, and millions of American citizens. Especially those who are sick of the anti-America plague.

On top of that, the U.S. Flag Code does exist. And according to 4 U.S. Code Ch. 1:

  •  §8 (b) ‘The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise’
  • §8 (e) ‘The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.’

Americans have seen the U.S. flag abused in numerous ways in recent years, including protesters tearing and burning it.

Even worse, we have many of the most influential people in the country – politicians, celebrities, lawmakers – looking the other way when it happens. Some obviously support it, which is technically treasonous.

But the idea of national pride and patriotism has been demonized by the left for decades, so it’s no surprise to some citizens when a politician opts to move her flag by way of a trash can.

Key Takeaways:

  • Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee put an American flag in a trash can when moving her office.
  • Disabled vet and fellow Congressman Brian Mast said she needed a lesson in flag etiquette.
  • Mast called it a “W-T-F moment” for the House of Representatives and asked, “what the hell is wrong with these people?”

Source: The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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