President Joe Biden’s decision to showcase a Pride Month display at the White House has set off a firestorm of criticism. Twitter users and conservatives alike argue that the display violates the U.S. Flag Code, raising concerns about respect for our nation’s symbols.
The controversial display features a rainbow-colored Pride flag flanked by two American flags, facing the South Lawn. Critics contend that this arrangement violates a section of the U.S. Flag Code, which explicitly states that the American flag should be at the center and highest point in displays featuring multiple national flags or pennants.
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, wasted no time expressing his disappointment, asserting that Biden’s actions disrespect the sacrifices made by American service members. Fitton cited U.S. Flag Code §7. (e) to support his argument that the Pride display is a violation of the code.
Despite the growing backlash, the White House has yet to address the concerns raised by the critics. Their silence only fuels the fire and raises questions about their commitment to upholding the values enshrined in the U.S. Flag Code.
The controversy comes as Biden’s administration celebrates Pride Month with various events, including one at the White House that featured performers and speakers advocating for LGBT causes. First lady Jill Biden described the Pride community as “the bravest and most inspiring people,” while President Biden lauded their bravery and resilience.
However, the focus has shifted from celebrating diversity to the violation of the U.S. Flag Code. It is essential to remember that promoting inclusivity and respecting our national symbols should not be mutually exclusive.
As the controversy rages on, it remains to be seen how the Biden administration will respond to the criticisms and whether any changes will be made to the flag display. The uproar surrounding this issue underscores the deep divide in our society and the need for open dialogue and understanding. Only by engaging in respectful conversations can we bridge the gaps and find common ground that respects both tradition and progress.
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