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Johnny Cash Page

“I love the freedoms we got in this country, I appreciate your freedom to burn your flag if you want to, but I really appreciate my right to bear arms so I can shoot you if you try to burn mine.”

- Johnny Cash

Source/Notes: From Ragged Old Flag on The Great Lost Performance
H. L. Mencken Page

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

- H. L. Mencken

Source/Notes: The New Poetry Movement - Prejudices, First Series (1919), Chapter 6
Jimi Hendrix Page

“White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.”

- Jimi Hendrix

Source/Notes: Axis: Bold as Love (1967)
Walt Disney Page

“Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the American flag is waving in both of them and up my spine is growing this red, white and blue stripe.”

- Walt Disney

Source/Notes: The Quotable Walt Disney (2001)
Howard Zinn Page

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”

- Howard Zinn

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Alan Keyes Page

“The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.”

- Alan Keyes

Robert Green Ingersoll Page

“These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.”

- Robert Green Ingersoll

Sinclair Lewis Page

“When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

- Sinclair Lewis

Ben Klassen Page

“WE BELIEVE that RAHOWA (RAcial HOly WAr), under the victorious flag of the one and only, true and revolutionary White Racial Religion — Creativity —, is the only road to the resurrection and redemption of the White Race.”

- Ben Klassen

Source/Notes: The Essence of a Creator, essence 18 - The Little White Book (1991)
José Saramago Page

“Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base, and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there?”

- José Saramago

Source/Notes: As cited in: The Daily Star, "Reading Saramago... and of him", January 29 2011

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Sir Edward B. Hamley Page

“A moth-eaten rag on a worm-eaten pole It does not look likely to stir a man's soul, 'Tis the deeds that were done 'neath the moth-eaten rag, When the pole was a staff, and the rag was a flag.”

- Sir Edward B. Hamley

John Adams Dix Page

“If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.”

- John Adams Dix

Sarah Jessica Parker Page

“I don't judge others. I say if you feel good with what you're doing, let your freak flag fly.”

- Sarah Jessica Parker

Oliver Wendell Holmes Page

“One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Source/Notes: Voyage of the good Ship Union; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Bruce Springsteen Page

“That you know flag flying over the courthouse Means certain things are set in stone Who we are, what we'll do and what we won't.”

- Bruce Springsteen

Source/Notes: Long Walk Home - Magic (2007)

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William Tyler Page Page

“I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.”

- William Tyler Page

Source/Notes: American's Creed (1918)
William J. Brennan, Jr. Page

“We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents.”

- William J. Brennan, Jr.