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For me personally, these kind of things don't really bother me. I don't get upset at materials. When I see the Ten Commandments on a courthouse, or a cross on government property, or protesters burning the American Flag (I know many people do get upset by this), it doesn't phase me. It's not because I'm not patriotic: I'd just rather default to freedom and letting people do what they please, and most importantly, I'd rather stick to more relevant issues that truly have an effect on our country's well-being. Keep in mind, all this is coming from a person who served in the Navy for four years.
I can absolutely, however, see how people would be bothered by these kind of things, and I can certainly see how people would be upset at the Obama campaign selling the item above. I can also see how, after accusing the Romney campaign of being "divisive," this flag would send a divisive message. It's not the American flag at all, and no one is claiming it is... but the representation it gives and the insinuation it implies is pretty deep. The message, in my opinion, is, "this is OUR country... this is OUR flag." Obviously, to the non-Obama supporters out there, this would be divisive.
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