Obama Wants to Be President?

There has been a photo circulating of a ceremony where the National Anthem was played and B. Hussein Obama did not place his hand over his heart (and very few actually faced the flag). He said the picture irritated him and that it was dirty tricks. He said that the pledge was not recited, the Anthem was played (true):

“My grandfather taught me how to say the Pledge of Allegiance when I was 2,” Obama said, his annoyance obvious. “During the Pledge of Allegiance you put your hand over your heart. During the national anthem you sing.” Breitbart

Obama said that people got their facts wrong. Perhaps if someone said that he did not recite the pledge then he has a point. If, as in the picture I received, it was stated that he did not put his hand over his heart for the Anthem then they do not have their facts wrong. What is wrong is what Obama’s grandfather taught him. During the National Anthem you stand, face the flag (or music if there is no flag) and put your hand over your heart. This is from the US Flag Code:

§ 171. Conduct during playing National Anthem
During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the anthem and retain this position until the last note. When the flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed there. The American Legion

So if anyone should ask, tell them Obama has his facts wrong. Remember, this guy wants to be president.

Big Dog

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5 Responses to “Obama Wants to Be President?”

  1. lkj says:

    None of the candidates have their hands over their hearts. Their hands are over their left breast and their wrists are over their hearts.

  2. irtexas44 says:

    Maybe in the muslim school Oblama went to didn’t teach him that either. So his father who is a muslim or his mother who is an atheist didn’t think it was important. So he doesn’t like the flag lapel pin and doesn’t think putting his hand over his heart is a big deal. When I was a teenager, my friends and I were leaving my dad’s naval base after a visit during working hours for something, probably money. Since we were all military brats. I guess between the music in the car and windows up we missed the start of taps to take down the flag in the evening, and didn’t stop and get out of the car and stand at attention with our hands over our hearts. The SP’s promtly stopped up and when the music stopped delivered us back to my dad and 2 other dads were called to his office too. They were all on duty in the same building. We were not allowed on the base for a month except with our parents. We all were grounded what seemed for ever when your 14 thru 16 with a lot of extra chores to do. We even got to spend our weekends under the supervision of a brig visitor picking up garbage on the base. I can tell you we never miss more than the first 2 notes of taps anymore.

  3. hdrk05 says:

    they dont have their hands over their hearts because their hands are too deep into our pockets to get out in time.

  4. Johnathan P.Jansky says:

    That is such a blatant outrageous lie. When Hussein was 2 years old his grandfather was a MUSLIM not even living in this country. Why would a MUSLIM (and one with a violent history at that) teach him the Pledge of Allegiance when he was raised to hate Christians. Jews and Americans in general???