A member of the Obama bunch strikes again. This time it’s Father Pfleger in a news story that I have noticed is receiving little if any coverage. For the last several years, youth violence has been on the rise in Chicago at an alarming rate. Yes, Obama’s Chicago is in peril. Funny how the city where Obama hails from has the worst youth violence rate in America. I guess the youth did not get the memo about “change and hope”. We are all outraged over this, however Father Pfleger in usual Obama whacko anti-American friend fashion has resorted to rather unorthodox means of gaining attention.
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — The Rev. Michael Pfleger has ordered the American flag at St. Sabina Church hung upside-down — a historic sign of distress — to symbolize the growing death toll among the city’s youngsters.
So far this school year, 36 children and teens have been murdered — more than one a week — and Pfleger is among a chorus of weary Chicagoans who say the slayings aren’t getting the attention they deserve.
Had 36 kids died of swine flu this year, “there would be this great influx of resources that say, ‘Let’s stop this, lets deal with this,’ ” Pfleger said.
Instead, because violence is driving the epidemic, “We’re hiding it. We’re ignoring it. We’re denying the problems,” he said.
Pfleger is not the first Chicagoan to express the sentiment. In 2007, after the city recorded 31 murdered children during the school year, Arne Duncan, then-CEO of public schools, expressed similar disappointment.
Duncan, who now serves as President Obama’s secretary of education, said “all hell would break loose” if these killings took place in one of the metro area’s upscale enclaves.
“If that happened to one of Chicago’s wealthiest suburbs — and God forbid it ever did — if it was a child being shot dead every two weeks in Hinsdale or Winnetka or Barrington, do you think the status quo would remain? There’s no way it would,” he said.
Yet the problem has only worsened since Duncan publicly shared his observation. With about a month left in the school year, Chicago’s public schools have topped the number of students slain in the 2007-2008 and 2006-2007 school years — 27 and 31, respectively.
You may remember Father Pfleger as one of Obama’s hometown Chicago moonbat supporters from the presidential campaign. Let’s say that he made some colorful remarks regarding Hillary Clinton.
Yes, that Rev. Pfleger. Why am I not surprised that this reverse racist would be stupid enough to think that he is solving the problem of youth violence by hanging the American flag upside down? Exactly what does he think is this is going to solve? He calls it a “distress signal”. I call it a disgrace. Thankfully someone – a patriot- agreed with me and tore it down.
WGN News Chicago
Pfleger: I’ll keep flying U.S. flag upside down
May 7, 2009
The Rev. Michael Pfleger says someone tore down an American flag he was flying upside down outside his church to protest violence.
But the activist priest quickly replaced it this afternoon — and vowed to keep doing so if people continue taking down the flags.
“There’s more attention being given to the flag than to children dying,” Pfleger said. “What do we care about children dying?”
Pfleger said he decided to fly the flag upside down outside St. Sabina Church on the South Side as a “distress signal” to raise awareness of how many children are being killed by gun violence.
Pfleger referred to Wednesday’s fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ramone Morris on the West Side and the slaying of 15-year-old Alex Arellano, who was found beaten, shot and burned over the weekend.
Some people have complained to him that it’s inappropriate to use the flag as an act of protest.
The U.S. Flag Code, passed by Congress, states the flag should not be flown upside down “except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.”
Pfleger said the recent killings of children demand such a signal of distress.
“Life is at risk and particularly our children,” Pfleger said. “If it’s a distress signal, we’re feeling it in Chicago.”
He said he plans to keep the flag flying upside down until “people are going to acknowledge and do something about” the violence.
I pray that someone tears it down again. Let’s call upon President Obama to tell his anti-American friend to stop this unpatriotic nonsense.
Obama has no problem criticizing those attending the tea parties but he is silent on this issue.
Let me guess Mr. President, you don’t know the guy right? Arne Duncan is another joke altogether. Why did Obama believe Duncan should serve as Secretary of Education when the Chicago public school system he worked for had gone to shit. The two played one on one together, so that was a good enough reason to hire Duncan. Now Duncan wants to take away vouchers from children who attend private schools. Good call Duncan.
We indeed need a distress signal- for the White House. Obama and his cuckoos are coming home to roost.
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