Her name is Marcellee Gralapp and on Oct. 28, this obscure library director in Boulder, Colo., became a household name nationwide after she denied library workers their request to install an American flag inside the entrance to the city's main library. Her reasons struck thousands of people in Boulder and around the nation as absurd and drew the ire of many Americans.
As reported in the local newspaper, The Daily Camera, in denying the request, Ms. Gralapp told her subordinates that "The library should be welcoming to people of all beliefs and hanging the flag might have compromised the library's objectivity." The librarian, a Boulder city employee for more than four decades and a native born American, actually believed, like so many other misguided citizens of this country, that the American flag could be injurious to the feelings of the many non-Americans who used Boulder's library every day.
That came from the “DefenseWatch” newsletter, but I’m sure you’ve all seen other examples of folks claiming that an American flag is somehow controversial to hang in public in the United States. Have these people ever been outside the USA? Whenever I encountered a South Korean flag in Korea, they would have been amazed that I didn’t cringe and feel utter revulsion. And those Mexican flags in Ensenada, those are sure offensive as well. What in the world is wrong with people? There is no right in the Constitution for you to be free from insult. Further, if you are offended by the flag of this country, go elsewhere and look at their flag instead.
White signifies purity and innocence; red, hardiness and valor; blue, vigilance, perseverance and justice.
The stars represent the member States that voluntarily joined together for common defense as the several United States of America. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies.
Yep, pretty offensive.