Simple thing - fly your state flagSubmitted by fling1 on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 12:56
I'd like to promote a very simple project that should appeal to a wide cross-section of us. And it is very simple:
Don't just refuse to fly the US flag... Fly your state flag *instead* of the US flag.
It is a small but visible reminder that the people of your state have their own sovereignty. And when people comment on your flag choice, you can educate them about the structure of our republic, and about your support for [pick something meaningful to you: smaller govt, state's rights, nullification, ratifying conventions, liberty movement, whatever].
Note: You don't have to think your state is super-awesome to do this. You decide your own reason for flying it. But just as leaving a 10 cent tip leaves a stronger message about poor service than just stiffing someone, flying a *different* flag says more than just refusing to fly the US flag. Think about it.
I think there are enough people in this movement to make a noticeable impact on the visual display, especially on federal holidays (like Veteran's Day).
If you have ever been to Texas, you'll notice how *many* Texas flags fly there. It is startling. If those Texans would likewise refuse to also fly the US flag, it would look like another country there. It would be awesome.
In most states that aren't Texas, the only places you see the state flag flying is on top of official state institutions. Wouldn't it be cool to see nothing *but* state flags except for on top of the federal institutions that are required to fly them?
I've been flying my state flag for a couple of years - I get comments on it. Let's see if we can start a trend!