Tuesday's HOT MIC
Some residents of Marlborough, CT, who fly the American flag are getting hate mail.
While the people who got the hate mail say they are disturbed by what they found in their mailbox, it will not change the way they feel about their country.
Ashley Meyer is not afraid to show her patriotism.
“There are 12 flags on the bottom. Two up top. One in honor of my grandfather. The other in honor of our other friends who have served our country,” Meyer said.
Meyer says she found an envelope in her mailbox on Sunday, with multiple pages of anti-American and anti-government fliers.
“Someone took all this time to send all this through the mail. Clearly, they have no patriotism and aren't proud of our country,” Meyer said.
Ken Hjulstrom also received the same envelope. He also proudly supports his country.
“I'm a very proud American. My son is a veteran with Army National Guard, spent time in Iraq. My father was a World War II veteran,” Hjulstrom said.
He added that the content of the mailer isn't just unpatriotic, it's also racist and anti-Semitic.
“This I think is really over the top in terms on content,” Hjulstrom said.
Both Hjulstrom and Meyer say they have no plans to take down their flags, and hope others will help them send their own message.
“I hope everybody in Connecticut puts flags up everywhere just to show people like this who are so hateful that we need to ban together,” Meyer said.
Both Meyer and Hjulstrom notified the resident trooper in Marlborough about the mailing.
They believe they aren't the only ones who got it and hope the troopers can track down the person sending them.
What is it about the American flag that inspires some people to lose their minds? Colin Kaepernick won't honor the flag because he says it stands for "oppression." Others burn the flag because they say it stands for racism, or imperialism, or militarism, or nationalism, or any other sort of "ism" that happens to be in disfavor.
You have to deliberately obscure what the flag represents to come up with twaddle like that. And while there is some America hatred on the far right, most of it comes from the left. To them, it doesn't matter what the flag truly represents. They have superimposed their own grievance culture on the flag so they can trash it.
And, apparently, those who honor it by flying Old Glory in front of their house.