We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ditto on blessings to those good men. I learned proper flag etiquitte in the Boy Scouts and the Navy. However, in these trying times when the Constitution and the underlying principals of our Republic are under assault, I am starting to think that displaying the flag ALL THE TIME, through thick and thin, day and night, rain and stormy weather may be more important than the nuances of protocol. Old Glory has been through some tough times and survived. These are tough times.