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Flag flys over King Plaza at Palo Alto City Hall

Original post made by Paco, Palo Alto Hills, on Apr 3, 2013

Perhaps a more honorable flag to fly at King Plaza at City Hall would be the POW/MIA flag supported by the 101st Congress and passed as Law 101-355 recognizing the flag in support of the National League of Families. The flag is a symbol to recognize an end to the uncertainity of families and the nation of missing POW's listed as Missing in Action.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Hey yes, great idea.

Now every group can come up with a banner or a flag, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Giants Fans, whatever. The precedent is now set. City Hall reflects the views of all Palo Alto residents (or not) and flags flying high show the world what we think.

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Posted by I know, I know!
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

How about an individual flag for every adult individual in Palo Alto. They we will know for sure that everyone has been represented.

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Posted by I agree
a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I fully agree the POW/MIA flag would be a much better flag to fly in Palo Alto or any city.

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Posted by Diogenes
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

Sadly, the answer to why this was done is very simple.

LGBT issues are "politically correct" in a liberal community.

POW/MIA issues are not.

Sad but true.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

LGBT rights are "politically correct" EVERYWHERE because they are the civil rights issues of our time. It doesn't matter if you don't like it, it doesn't matter that you're trying to deflect and change the subject. It doesn't mean POW/MIA issues don't matter, and conversely, it POW/MIA flags don't make LGBT rights a non-issue. They're both issues. If you feel so strongly about it, bring it up to your city council and see what they're do about it. That's how you educate and put momentum behind a social justice problem - education, starting with your leaders.

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Posted by curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Why is the POW/MIA issue resurfacing now, after 30 dormant years? If it is so important, why was it neglected for those 30 years? And, who is orchestrating the hysteria for its revival and why?

I think it's the latest desperate ploy by the wingnut elite to whip their acolytes back into a mouth-foaming frenzy, now that Obama was re-elected and the gay marriage thing got away from them. Gotta do something to bring those talk radio ratings back up.

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