Guess Where the 'Appeal To Heaven' Flag Hung Until Very Recently? Beautiful Downtown San Francisco!

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There are several things you can always count on from the left. Two of those things involve hatred, of Donald Trump and America, but the other is the fact that they will be totally unaware of any hypocrisy, no matter how obvious on their part about any given topic. 


The recent flap over Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and the various flags flying in front of his homes is yet another example of their being complete and utter frauds. In this case, the best part is that the hypocrisy was recently displayed in a true blue city:


For those of you who may not be up to speed, my colleague Bonchie recently reported on a three-year-old story in both the New York Times and the Washington Post. The story was about an upside-down American flag, a signal of extreme stress flying in front of the home of Justice Alito. After the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, the left twisted the meaning of the upside-down flag into some sort of symbol of "insurrection." Justice Alito said the flag was hung at their home by his wife over a spat with a neighbor. The appearance of the flag prompted several Democrats to call for Alito to recuse himself from any Jan. 6-related cases. Alito promptly told said Democrats to pound sand on Wednesday. It was glorious. 

But wait, the upside-down American flag was not the only flag flying in front of an Alito residence. There was also an "Appeal to Heaven flag flying above the Alitos' beach house. 


If you are not familiar with the Appeal to Heaven flag, it has its roots in the Revolutionary War. It was created in 1775 at the request of George Washington to be flown on colonial battleships so they could recognize each other. It was first adopted by the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts after the battle of Lexington and Concord, the full phrase being, "Appealing to Heaven for the justice of our cause, we determine to die or be free." No Christian Nationalism or right-wing extremism about it:

But while Democrats and the left jump up and down, and yell and scream about how "extreme" the Appeal to Heaven flag is, an interesting fact has come to light. It seems that the flag has flown high above the Civic Center Plaza in, wait for it, San Francisco. It gets better; not only has the flag been flown in one of America's most left-wing cities, but it has apparently been flying there for decades. In light of the Alito "controversy," it was taken down on May 25. 

Eighteen flags have flown in the Plaza over the years since 1964, each one celebrating “a key moment in or symbol in American history." Past flags have included the bright yellow "Don't Tread On Me" flag largely associated with the Tea Party movement in the early 2000s and a Texas Lone Star flag. But alas, it is San Francisco of course. In 1964 when the "Pavillion of American Flags" debuted, American history was not as problematic in San Francisco as it is today. 


Upon its removal, City Park officials said in a statement, that while the original meaning symbolized the "quest for American independence," it has “since been adopted by a different group — one that doesn’t represent the city’s values.” Translation: those crazy MAGA-loving right-wingers stole it. The Appeal to Heaven flag has been replaced by an American flag. That fact is also a surprising one, as the start of Pride Month is just days away. 

Somewhere, some Democrat is thinking this is precisely why we need to pack the court.


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