Ten Days And Counting:
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#1 Feb 12, 2013
Ten Days And Counting: Obama Still Has Yet To Acknowledge Death Of Legendary SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle…
It has been about 10 days since legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was tragically gunned down in Texas, and the president of the United States has yet to address his death.
President Barack Obama has not made a public statement regarding Kyle’s murder and his extraordinary service to his county, nor has the White House issued an official press release. Messages left by TheBlaze were not immediately returned by the White House.
Several Blaze readers have also suggested that the White House should have ordered flags be flown at half mast to honor Kyle. You may recall, Obama issued such orders to honor the late Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the victims of Sandy Hook, and in honor of Arlen Specter, Neil Armstrong and Army Cpl. Frank W. Buckles, as well as others.
While those proclamations were more than necessary, many would argue an American hero like Chris Kyle — the “American Sniper”— undoubtedly deserves the same respect.
Could it be because of Kyle’s outspoken pro-Second Amendment views?
#2 Feb 12, 2013
"Title 4 of the United States Code, which outlines the role of flag of the United States, specifies occasions on which all government buildings, offices, public schools, and military bases are to fly their flags at half-staff, occasions which include the deaths of presidents, vice presidents, members of Congress, justices of the Supreme Court, and state governors. As well, the President of the United States may issue proclamations directing U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on other occasions, as was done in recent years for the death of Pope John Paul II, the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia's final mission (who died when the ship disintegrated during re-entry), the funeral of astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the shootings at Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, the Century Aurora theater, and Sandy Hook Elementary School.
State governors may also direct all U.S. and state flags in their jurisdictions flown at half-staff to mark the death of state officials andstate residents who died on active duty as members of the armed forces. In some cases governors may also direct that flags be lowered to half-staff to honor the passing of other state residents prominent outside the areas of government and the military.
Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle was a U.S. Navy SEAL who was known as "the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" (a phrase which was used in the title of his autobiography). Kyle, a Texas native and resident, was shot and killed on 2 February 2013 at a Texas shooting range, and he was buried in the state capital of Austin. Despite a good deal of public support for the gesture, Texas governor Rick Perry did not direct flags to be flown at half-staff on the occasion of either Chris Kyle's memorial service or his funeral.(As noted above, that honor is a traditional one for those who have died while active duty members of the armed forces, but Kyle did not die on active duty, having left the U.S. Navy in 2009.)" ~ per link
So Republican Texas Govenor Rick Perry must hate American Heros as much as Pres. Obama, eh Tom?
#3 Feb 12, 2013
Not only that, but he must publicly acknowledge everyone, stepping aside from being the President to talk about everyone that dies.
OF COURSE Tom wants to make something Obama's fault. It was probably his fault that this guy was killed by legal weapons in a non-gun-free zone, too.
Tom, GET A JOB. You'll feel better about yourself.
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