Pinned down patriotism

By Ted Apy-Tuhiso

One thing I’ve never seen is a posturing politician or self-serving media personality wearing a U.S. Constitution lapel pin.

Our flag is only an icon representing all this nation embodies: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A lapel pin can be purchased by anyone and in no way represents one’s commitment to the values for which it stands.

Shame on those who have vilified Senator Obama and his decision not to wear the flag on his lapel. His commitment to public service attests to his dedication to our sacred U.S. Constitution, as opposed to pundits’ jingoistic lip service paid to an icon which it represents.

Ted Apy-Tuhiso

University alumnus, class of ’98

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