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opinion Wadena, 56482
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

I would like to respond to Laurel Malmstrom's letter in last week's PJ. Laurel was offended by a U.S. flag being flown upside down to protest a recent tea party event in Fergus Falls. If you ever see this again Laurel, thank him for actually supporting the tea party. According to The Flag Code, title 36, U.S.C., chapter 10, (a) "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."

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Considering our current administration is endangering both life and property, it seems appropriate and even patriotic to fly every flag upside down.

Laurel was also offended by a sign that read: "Jesus was a socialist." If you ever see a sign like that again, Laurel, ask the sign holder how anyone could say: "give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime" and be considered a socialist. If Jesus would have said "Take from those who catch fish and give to those who are too lazy to fish," then he would have been a socialist. (And probably could have run for president).

I'm really not much for crowds, but I wish I could have been at the tea party myself.

Laurel Malmstrom, Robert Hunt and John Finnegan wrote three great letters to read last week. I thought the best letter in last week's PJ was titled "Is this the change we were promised?" (written by some guy from the Staples area.)

Daniel DeYonge

Staples

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