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Progressive Secretary of State Blinken Lets Embassies or Consulates Fly Gay Pride, and Black Lives Matter Flags Along with Old Glory

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WASHINGTON, DC, June 3 — There’s no law barring a U.S. Embassy or Consulate from flying a “specialty flag” along with the Stars and Stripes.  But, if there are enough patriotic lawmakers in Congress, there soon may be, thanks to the progressive activist who runs the Department of State, Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Blinken has given our embassies and consulates blanket permission to go ahead and fly “politically motivated’ ensigns alongside the American flag.  The announcement came just in time for the June celebration of gay pride month so that Ambassadors and Consuls can go ahead and fly the so-called Pride Flag.  Other banners, such as the emblem of the Black Lives Matter, can also be flown at will at official U.S. buildings under the Blinken directive.

The new policy triggered outrage among lawmakers who see it as a dishonorable offense and quickly put together legislation, the Stars and Stripes Act of 2021, to restrict the use of flags that can be flown, deferentially, along with the American flag at government buildings.   

The bill was introduced just before the Memorial Day weekend by Republican Representatives Nicole Malliotakis (NY), Ken Buck (CO), Michael Guest (MS), Darrell Issa (CA), Brian Mast (FL), and Pete Sessions (TX), the new House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (NY).   

Nicole Malliotakis, in a press release, said: “It is inappropriate for President Biden and Secretary Blinken to authorize and encourage the display of inherently political flags that are in no way affiliated with the U.S. Government over American embassies overseas.  The American flag is a beacon of freedom and hope for oppressed peoples worldwide; it should be the primary flag flown above our embassies, and that is what my legislation seeks to accomplish. The Administration’s directive is an insult to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our flag and our nation – especially as we head into Memorial Day weekend – and it is absolutely ridiculous that legislation is needed to correct this issue.”

Elise Stefanik put it this way: “Our beautiful American flag should fly over our U.S. embassies around the world – not the flag of a political organization founded by Marxists.”

The new policy triggered outrage among the more loyal members of Congress and urged them to quickly pen the proposed law.  It might have a chance of getting passed in the Senate, where the Democrats hold a slight majority if it gets that far.  But it is unlikely it will make it through the House where Democrats and progressive socialists hold sway. 

But it shows that are still some patriots left in Congress, particularly when we will soon be observing Flag Day on June 14– when on that day in 1777, Old Glory was adopted by the Second Continental Congress to be the official flag of the United States.

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JohnH
1 month ago

Simple Solution: Pass a law that only allows the American Flag. This is knee-jerk reaction from the new politically correct administration that wants to please everybody. Do what is right for America & not what a few of the voters want you to do to demoralize this country.

Bill G.
1 month ago

I had a friend who saw too many pride flags. It began to make him desire other men. Now I desire him. I am trying to read the Bible but I have to avoid the mentions of Jesus because he sounds like a very attractive man

Roberto
1 month ago

There is a question Who is behind? My take is…. Pres.Obama. You know that Biden is only there to execute his antiAmerican plans.

Max
1 month ago

Unbelievable, it was bad enough when Pres. Obama colorized the White House, now this is a complete lack of RESPECT for our country. If a person wishes to fly a specialty flag at their home, then that is their right, but this type flag should not be flown with the US flag on government property anywhere in our country or overseas in the world.

Connie
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

I whole heartly agree.

JohnH
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

I also agree with your statement. They have right at their home , but do not have right to tell the entire 340-million people in USA what they can fly at government properties. The government should treat every citizen equal. I know that is probably not possible after watching government bash Red/Blue states during last admin.

Hal
1 month ago

Pretty clear example of a seemingly minor permission, but it has huge long term consequences as relates to CONSTITUIONAL GOVERNANCE. The Commies are coming if we don’t promptly repair the obvious cheating of the last National election! Seems the Nation will have no alternative but to engage in some form of civil war since the major rule to support our Constitutional government has been dinged by Democrat cheating in a massive scale.

Deborah
1 month ago

This should not be allowed especially in light of all of the recent controversies, including but not limited to fraud, mishandling of donations, discriminatory policies, etc.

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