Dudes and dudettes…this report is going to be short and to the point. What happened here is self-explanatory, simple as that. My question to you is as asked in the title of the blog post, do you think what this man did was wrong or right?

Here’s the report, links are highlighted here as well. – This is via TB:

On the day of President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration celebration, the head of the Mon Valley Republican party hung a U.S. flag upside down as a symbolic gesture.

The flag was reportedly hung outside the party’s headquarters in McKeesport, Pa. and it quickly caught the attention of local media and residents. WPXI talked to several people who saw the flag and “a lot of them” said the signal of distress was inappropriate.

The man who hung the flag upside down told WPXI that he doesn’t regret the display because “our nation is in a terrible place.” Two additional flags, one on the building’s door and another on the wall, also appeared to be flipped upside down.

Utterly disappointed with the direction of the United States, the GOP official said he felt he needed to send a clear message. He apparently removed the flags at sundown.

The chair of the Mon Valley Republican Committee is identified on the group’s website. However, WPXI does not identify the GOP official in its official story.

So friends…what say you?…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

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  1. master of sinanju says:

    I have mixed feelings about this, but I understand why it was done.

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    • Same here. That’s exactly what I felt when I read this last night.

      You have to wonder if the repub party will get rid of this guy…or not.

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  2. Appropriate, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

    I think his actions are appropriate because he made the statement while still respecting our flag and what it stands for, i.e. he didn’t destroy it. And I also happen to agree with the sentiment that inspired his statement.

    Obama’s acolytes will view it as blaspheming Dear Leader. The inside-the-beltway GOP establishment probably also views it as an inappropriately childish display by some Tea Party nut out in fly-over country.

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  3. Do you think the USA is in distress??

    If so, then it seems appropriate.

    If not, what the hell are you doing here you damned liberal.

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  4. I have a flag that I bought in Pearl Harbor which was run up over the Arizona. The visitors center sold them in 2000 and probably still does. It’s made in the USA with embroidered stars and stitched stripes. I love this flag, its history, and what it stands for.

    I refuse to display this flag any way other than upside-down out of respect for those interned on USS Arizona until the country that they died for is restored.

    molon labe

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    • Bill, will this country ever be restored?

      Totally respect your choice and reason for it. ~

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    • Bill I respect your feelings…but…think about it for a second. Flying that wonderful historic flag upside down that flew on a vessel where brave Americans died in battle disrespects their memory. They gave their lives trying to defend against a surprise attack by the Japanese. Fly it proudly ….but please dont dishonor those brave men. I have to say I totally agree with your sentiment though 100%! Perhaps Im off base for saying it but I liken flying a historic flag like that to desecrating a historic site like Normandy.

      Molon Labe to all brothers in arms.

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  5. Snake Oiler says:

    Appropriate? Yes, of course. Perhaps this might be a topic for discussion when FOX introduces its new, trendy political discussion-type show, The Mayor of Queersville. Hosted by Shepard ‘Shemp’ Smith and his #1 BFB, the internationally renowned racist crackpot, Geraldo Rivera. (Be advised – the following contains salty, colorful language and gross descriptions)

    Shemp, I believe you were discussing the problems of inner city youth, including gun violence and smoking crack.

    No, no, Jerry, you misunderstood. I said I thought my crack was smoking because you didn’t use enough vaseline.

    Terribly sorry about that, Shemp. I’ll bet your eyes were bulging even more than they normally do. Let me make amends by treating you to a Bohemian chili dog.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com.....illy%20Dog

    No, thanks, Jerry – after three nights in a row that gets a little stale.

    Breath mint, Shemp? – by the way, congratulations on landing a role in the upcoming Sylvester Stallone action flick, Rambutt.

    Thanks, Jerry. Not what were we talking about?

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  6. I fly my flag at half mast since he was elected

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  7. We were taking about saddam hussein’s gay pron, “weapons of ass destruction.”

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  8. bigtimer,
    After 911 the preacher at my church said instead of flying it at half mast we should fly them twice as high.

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  9. YOU NEVER DESECRATE OUR USA FLAG!!! Yes, I shouted!
    No matter what your grievance, never do this!!!!

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  10. I would find saluting the current occupant of the White House “difficult”, if not impossible.

    This travesty is beyond endurance.
    I am sickened deep into my soul.

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    • Edtudo….Personally, I would rather face a firing squad than to salute this communist piece of shit. I dont see him as a president..I see him as a tyrant…a dictator and a muslim piece of shit bent on destroying my beloved country. Therefore, I REFUSE to acknowledge him as the leader of anything but his gaggle of leftist moron supporters. Let the sheep kiss his ass..I will die first.

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  11. Mr. Grumpus says:

    Up is down, down is up. So forth and so on. I would have expected the progs to give this guy a medal or something. What’s that you say, he’s not queer or muslim? Oh, my bad

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  12. Mr. Grumpus says:

    Flying the battle flag upside down wasn’t considered desecration the last time I checked. It’s supposed to mean your side is in grave danger and to send reinforcements. Anybody know anything about this? I’ve been wrong before.

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    • Mr. Grumpus.

      You’re right… flying the flag upside down was a sign of distress.

      I’m a vet and a patriot… I’ll side with this gentlemen who flew the flag upside down – America and our Constitution is under attack by a worthless community organizer who was elected by stupid uninformed Americans who were brainwashed to carry guilt on their shoulders.

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  13. About the military oath, from a personal page on the web:

    “This oath I gave upon enlistment in the United States Navy in 1970. During my training in boot-camp I was told that I was not required to follow “unlawful” orders. Most people don’t realize this part of the oath and I’m afraid many active duty soldier, sailor, airmen and Marines are not aware of this acceptance. Please make sure everyone understand this very important part of their oath and orders.”

    PS –Not me, just a page I saw on the net and I agree with it.

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    • misterb…

      Thanks…and I concur with you.

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    • Mr bill
      During the Nuremberg trials some of the Nazis claimed they were innocent because they were following orders, the courts did not buy it, they claimed everyone has a conscience and know right from wrong.

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  14. Newsmax reports that an AP poll states over 60% of Americans now think it is OK to have a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.

    I don’t, so , if true, I goddamned give up and that 60% can kiss my ass.

    How many here agree with the 60% or believe it is 60%. It is an AP poll.

    Biggie can you make this a separate poll post here??

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    • misterb…

      No, I don’t think so. I’ve thought about posting a poll in some of my blog posts over the years. Don’t know how to do that, don’t know if it’s allowed, also don’t know if it’s too complicated to learn. – Maybe AWD will see this and let me know that type of thing. – Know what I mean.

      I know how you feel…and I don’t agree with that poll either, who knows anymore these days misterb. There are days I just get down and disgusted, shake my head in disbelieve and still try to see a better day tomorrow and fight on. ~ As we must.

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    • misterbill,

      I guarantee you this poll is not correct. Last I saw, approximately 63% of Americans want the illegals out of the country.

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    • Nothing wrong with a path to citizenship for the illegals — as long as Step One is “go back to the country you came from”. Step Two: get your @$$ at the back of the line…

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  15. Spurwing Plover says:

    Hanging the flag upside down is a iternational sign of disdress and america is under disdress from four more years of Der Fehrer

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  16. RidinShotgun says:

    My only problem with this is the fact that it was done by someone who apparently works for the GOP. And that sums it up; There is a “leadership” that absolutely refuses to fight obunghole on ANYTHING (They’d rather give members of the Tea Party Caucus the shaft and all but kick them out of the party.) and instead resort to symbolic theatrics like what is mentioned above.
    I do sympathize with the guy though, although this past year I have flown the flag of the original 13 colonies from my front porch, as I will not fly the current flag. Asked why by a neighbor I replied, “Because this was when this place was a REAL COUNTRY that adhered to the founding principles.” I got a big smile for that one.

    BTW, Big Timer, YES I am considering retirement. That is, if you’ll consider having someone of the founding stock as a neighbor. :)

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    • RS…

      As to your BTW; Heck yeah…come on up! We need more like you.

      Like I said last night, MTPatriot might know more about the area you’re speaking of. When you see him here…you might catch him if ya know what I mean.

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  17. I think it is entirely an appropriate move. The country is in distress, serious stuff. We are under attack on all sides and from within. They have our schools, our media, there is talk of internet control, final nail, Gun Control. Hang it upside down and hang it high. More coming…http://www.americanthinker.com....._time.html

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    • michael…

      Since I love the American Thinker, I’m looking forward to reading these and tweeting them as well… as soon as I get done here at home and settle in for the evening.

      Thanks ~

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  18. Shock Claim: “The New Litmus Test Of Leadership In The Military Is If They Will Fire On US Citizens Or Not”

    I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks.

    “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not”.

    Those who will not are being removed.

    Dr. Jim Garrow – January 21, 2013

    http://www.shtfplan.com/headli.....t_01222013

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    • Edtudo–you scared the sh(( out of me. All the steps I thought the weasel would do to take over America seem to be starting to happen.

      I sincerely and honestly believe Obama and company will try to take us down over the next 4 years.

      BTW–he removed Hosni Mubarak, replaced him with a Muslim Brotherhood dude and , today, sent 20 jets to Egypt.

      My guess is to use against Israel. Right now if I were a leader in Israel, I would be thinking of America as my worst enemy.

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    • Edtudo, military officers have to know they will be fired upon in return. Thousand blades of grass.

      awd

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      • Rides A Pale Horse says:

        The first citizen injured or killed in any attempt to disarm them will be “The Second Shot Heard ‘Round The World”.

        Prepare.

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    • I do believe Francis Marion would have been an advocate of shooting officers first when engaging the enemy. His enemy, the British, was the number one military power of its day, and Francis Marion was a British citizen (technically) at the time. Food for thought.

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  19. Rides A Pale Horse says:

    Mine has been flying in this manner since 7November2012 and shall remain so until oblowme is gone.

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    • ‘ohblowme’….you have no idea how much I’m snickering and chucklin’, that’s a good one.

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      • Rides A Pale Horse says:

        I wish I could take credit for that BT, but I can’t. I’ll attribute it to a commenter at another site whose name I can’t remember.

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        • Either way…glad you used it tonight, it does give someone something to smile about at the end of the day…especially with what we all deal with daily if ya know what I mean. 😉

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  20. Foreigners looking for a “fast track” to citizenship by joining our military have no love,or loyalty for Americans.( Think Nidal Malik Hasan, Fort Hood. ).They would have no problem following orders .Flying the flag that way is appropriate.

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  21. THE REAL REASON FOR GUN OWNERSHIP

    by The Company of Freemen

    http://www.eoffshore.com/real-.....-ownership

    WHAT TO DO

    First of all, keep your guns! Do not turn them in just because some law is passed ordering you to do so. That’s just what they want–sheeplike compliance. you are not a criminal. Don’t let the State treat you like one. The colonists who turned in their weapons to their Tory town governments soon learned the folly of their actions. Any government that outlaws gun ownership is an outlaw government! It is no more necessary to obey an oppressive, tyrannical State than it is to obey any thief who demands that you turn over your property under threat of death. We know the free person’s answer to such a demand. So does the State. That is why statists seek to browbeat us into disarming without a fight. They need the sanction of the victim. They cannot hope to disarm us by force. That would tip their hand and guarantee a revolution. But by stealth, instilled guilt, and appeals to our peaceful, law-abiding natures will they attempt to expropriate our only defense against their continued and increasing predations.

    Resist the urge to obey the edicts of self-proclaimed rulers. Don’t walk timidly into a concentration camp filled with once-free men and women. Decry with every fiber of your being this trampling of our fundamental human rights!

    THE RIGHT TO OWN GUNS IS A CIVIL RIGHT, WITHOUT WHICH ALL OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO DEFEND.

    THE RIGHT TO OWN GUNS IS THE RIGHT TO OWN–AND PROTECT–YOUR BODY AND YOUR PROPERTY.

    THE RIGHT TO OWN GUNS IS THE RIGHT TO RESIST TYRANNY.

    ANY WHO SEIZE GUNS ARE THIEVES OR TYRANTS.

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  22. USA, where things are upside down.
    And TIME may give ‘Person of the Year’ to wetbacks.

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  23. Western Rifle Shooters Association

    http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/

    The resistance starts here

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  24. Henry Stanton says:

    AWD,

    In my opinion this is serious stuff. The equivalent of a wife finding her husband’s wedding ring in the middle of the dining room table. You don’t do it lightly and you know you can’t go back to the status quo.

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  25. Man hit it right on the money,,THis country is in serious distress and if WE don;t get off our asses and do something. It will be lost to non producing , entitlment expectiong low life buttholes supporting even bigger assholes that have no business in office,Wake the hell up America,Its time to put up and take the thing back!!

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  26. Speaking of distress signals…have any of you been watching Shrillary testifying before the senate regarding Benghazi?

    Just curious ~

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    • cannot watch the Hildabeast.I heard she was crying. Probably doing more tap dancing than Fred Astaire. She makes me ill.

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      • Joy…I watched, that was as phony as she is and always has been. That choking up crap was hollow and well rehearsed…as usual when it comes to this evil bitch. – Just ask Vince Foster.

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      • Hitlery is the scum of the Earth Joy. This biotch is so nasty even Bill wont poke it. Can you blame him? Ugh! Just the sound of her voice makes me want to vomit let alone seeing that hideous mug of hers.

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        • Joy and Rich….

          I just made a blog post about all of this a few places above this one. – Just sayin’ 😉

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  27. It is wrong to disrespect our flag at ANY time!

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  28. I too have mixed feelings about this. The flag should never be disrespected by anyone…liberal moron or true American. But, I can see his point. Too many people fought and died to preserve that flag. And I bet millions of them would be spinning in their graves right now if they could only know what their beloved country has become.

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  29. I gotta disagree. It’s not a sign of disrepect, but a call to save our country.

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    • Grump…we dont have to disrespect our nations flag to call peoples attention to the lefts agenda. What we do need is people to finally wake up and stop being so f in politically correct! Thats the main issue thats destroying us and furthering the lefts agenda of blind compliance. I agree with you in spirit. Yes, flying the flag upside down attracts attention…but perhaps the wrong kind of attention?

      We all have one thing in common on this site…we LOVE our country and what is happening to it is tearing us all apart inside. But flying our beloved flag upside down only serves to show disrespect for the country we do love. Even if it is run by a bunch of f’ing assholes right now. We should fly those corny Obama hopey changey logo flags from his 08 campaign upside down and show disrespect for the asshole responsible for Americas decline instead. In fact large peaceful demonstrations where burning of Obama flags is done en masse would be more appropriate than desecrating our own flag. Since liberals feel its fine for muslims and anti American groups to burn our flag in public…why not respond in kind? Why not desecrate the flag of the enemy? Id piss on every Obama campaign sticker or flag I see before Id desecrate my beloved countrys flag. But, thats just my opinion..your mileage may vary.

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  30. Did you see Hillary’s act on TV today? What a fbomb phoney. Excellent Alinsky method. Throws the question back at Johnson. Tells/asks him what good it does now to do this/that–the important thing is “we” have to figure out how it happened. Tar and feathers the crone.

    No answrs, just perfect arguments that portray her as a staunch defender of USA and indignant public official.

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    • misterb…

      Gosh…I have much of this in a new blog post about three blog posts above. – Posted it about twenty minutes ago and so far no one has commented. – Be the first! 😉

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  31. Bt

    missed yours. I admit to , once again, letting my anger and , yes, hatred, cause me to post without reading. Miserable , lying bitch.

    And she is only 1/10th as dangerous as the liar in chief.

    PS In case anyone is confused about meserable lying bitch, I was referring to Hillary but if you want to apply it to mooshell, it is probably true.

    I am heading to the Y to walk on a treadmill to work off my anger. Want to live long enough to see all these liars voted out of office.

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    • misterb…

      I wished someone would post what you’re posting there. I still think the newest blog posts should be in the middle of this site like they used to be…but that’s just me.

      Anyway…the blog post is still there. I just posted two more links about this today as well.

      Hey all….check it out!

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  32. Mr. Grumpus says:

    Rich and Joy, I certainly can see it from both of your points of view as well as my own. I also agree that we’re all friends here that love our country very much. Yes, the lefties would’ve thrown the guy a parade if he was queer or muslim. So, while I personally see exactly where this guy is coming from, it could be taken too many ways by too many people. Like Rich said, it’s much more direct and unmistakable to fly an upside down Obongo flag. Then again, I’m not sure many of his voters would even know it’s upside down.

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  33. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me in the slightess, in fact I thought about doing it when Obama was elected the first time. I totally understand the reasons for it. I also respect the opinnions of those who disagree with it. But I do not consider it a desecration of the flag and it is a signal of distress. And if some here don’t think this once great country is in distress you ain’t paying attention.

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  34. Spurwing Plover says:

    As the robot in LOST IN SPACE used to say DANGER DANGER WILL ROBINSON, ALIENS APPROACHING,ALIENS APPROACHING

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  35. I get offended whenever I see a flag upside down,this is no exception. I get the level of frustration, believe me, but as republicans/conservatives we need to take the higher road and be the bigger man. It’s kind of childish if you ask me.

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  36. I think more attention should be spent addressing the fact that Jamie Foxx performed at the inauguration, after saying “I got to kill all the white people,how great is that,how black is that” just weeks prior on SNL???????? How about posting pictures of Jamie Foxx with a bullet in his head , rather than disrespecting our flag!!!

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  37. I should think flying her at half mast would have been more appropriate…

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    • Howdy Toni…

      If I recall, there are others here that agree with your sentiments. Some said they’ve been doing that since Dear Leader was elected. 😉

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  38. Cinnamon Girl says:

    Seeing this I am somehow reminded of what some Americans, while holding staunchly socialist or even Marxist views, say they love their country and are patriots. When asked to be specific, they almost unfailingly say that their love of this country includes freedom and especially, freedom of expression.

    I have two come-backs for this statement.

    Number one, if you believe in true freedom of expression, why are there hate crimes? If you believe in the First Amendment so fervently, why don’t you tolerate differing opinions? And, if you want to burn the flag, why can’t your counterparts fly it upside down? Are there two First Amendments: one for you and one for conservatives?

    Number two, if you so cherish freedom of expression, why can’t you see that wars are sometimes necessary? Who do you think fought and died for your freedoms? Phantoms?

    While I basically abhor desecration of the flag, I don’t consider flying it upside down desecration. It’s a distress signal and we are indeed in distress. While we can still legally express ourselves I’m all for doing so.

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