edited: Thursday, July 24, 2008
By CARLOS TORTOZA
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
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The Flags burned!
TO MR. BAN KI-MOON
DEAR MR. SECRETARY
Month by Month I already sent to U.N. this text 19 times and I don't know anything about U.N. action about that. Then I decide send it again and again and again and ... forever, because people are not animal and we need a minimal civil respect in the Earth.
If people don't agree with ideas OK It's just right. But flags is national respect!
How beautiful the flags are when they wave on the masts.
In the Olympics Games of Athens and Pan-Amercian Games of Rio de Janeiro, we had the chance to see almost all the flags of countries of the world, all meeting and with much festivities and joy that culminated with consecrating of the medallists in the podium and with their National Anthems for champions.
Beijing Olympics Games is close and I feel again the same emotions.
The flags of the most different colors format and drawings, all very pretty, had made one spectacle the part in the opening of the Event that represents the biggest happiness between the peoples.
The flags are a symbol and pride of each parent and all the citizens have the biggest respect for the flag of its parents.
And still more, countries must have much more respect for the flags of others, as well as if they respect their neighbors.
Therefore, it's very hard and breaks my heart when I see the TV disrespect the flags of other countries. American, Israeli, Iraqi, Korean or other countries flag’s are burnt and stepped on and are true acts of vandalism, disrespect and COWARDICE that need to be punished severely by the local authorities.
The United Nations needs to create a resolution so that all countries have laws that they punish the practitioners of such acts.
I give the idea for reflection and discussion by all! And I will like to see the first country to make this law!'
P.S.: 'La lettre des Nations Unies impose aux États l'obligation de promouvoir le respect universel et efficace les droits et les libertés des hommes!'
Carlos Alberto Tortoza
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|Reviewed by Joanna Leone
|I agree with you, and I truly am glad that you have written this article. It breaks my heart to see the flag of any country being burned. So many people do not realize that a flag is a symbol of their country, freedoms, and opportunities which their country represents! I applaud you on this article. My parents are from Italy, and they feel the same way that you do about their Italian flag, and about the American flag. It is an act of vandalism, and in my opinion, is a serious crime.
Thanks for writing this article. I hope you write another one, soon.
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