Robin Williams Speaks As The American Flag [Video]
I often wonder what the founders of our nation would say if they could see what has become of the country, the concept, the experiment, they created so many years ago. Would they be amazed? Would they be disgusted? Would they be confused? I suppose the best answer to all of those questions would be "yes".
There has been a lot of discussions recently about one aspect and symbol of our nation. I am talking about our flag. I love our flag. I love what it represents, the good and the bad because it represents us. We are sometimes good and sometimes not good at all in our behavior.
I wonder if our flag could talk. What would it say to us? The late Robin Williams personified The Flag in this bit from a 1982 presentation called I Love Liberty. I think Robin makes some great points, especially about respect. If you watch the piece, you'll understand.