Get ready for the 28th Amendment!
In 1954, in the face of a growing Soviet threat in the world, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Republican-controlled Congress took important steps to ensure that freedom is preserved. Their first step when they met in 1953 was to change the name of the Boulder Dam back to the Hoover Dam, which was named after former (Republican) President Herbert Hoover, whose opposition to federally-funded hydroelectric projects was circumvented when they decided to name it after him in the first place. This got back at those damned Democrats when they renamed the Hoover Dam as the Boulder Dam under Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt and the Democratic Congress in 1934.
Another important Eisenhower initiative was to add the subordinate clause "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954.
But most importantly were the rules for flag care and display that were laid out that same year! In order to show proper respect to Old Glory, President Eisenhower laid out the rules that you'll find linked right here, courtesy of the Town of South Windsor (Connecticut) Patriotic Commission. Care and respect of the flag is very important to freedom, and you can be sure that no one respects freedom more than the United States because no other country even *has* flag care regulations (except for, um, the People's Republic of China.)
Know these rules! It's your civic duty to make sure you're not in violation of the pending 28th Amendment! The House has passed this amendment, which bans flag desecration, so if the Senate passes it, (which they might,) and if President Bush approves it (which he would,) and if 38 states approve it, then you're going to have a whole slew of flag rules to get to know. There's a lot to get straight, but remember: your freedom depends on it—and quite literally, too, because failure to comply could mean up to a year in jail!
Okay, readers, let me know: how do you plan to prevent flag desecration? Are you going to drop by local businesses to let them know they need to take their flags down at night? Will you conduct neighborhood seminars in proper flag lowering, folding and storage? Will you urge others to stop using stamps with flags on them, so that when the Post Office cancels the stamps, they won't desecrate them with ink from the postal meter? Let me hear your suggestions! It's your patriotic duty!