Marine Issues a Challenge to ‘Teach Obama Respect’ After He Declines to Order Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Slain Service Members

Marine Issues a Challenge to ‘Teach Obama Respect’ After He Declines to Order Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Slain Service Members

Five Americans are dead at the hands of a jihadi-obsessed terrorist, and all five of them were serving honorably in our military — which is exactly why they were targeted. Yet for some reason, Obama hasn’t ordered the flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff, and one Marine is issuing him a challenge in response.

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A Marine is challenging America to “teach Obama respect” by flying all U.S. flags at half-staff in honor of the five service members killed in the deadly Chattanooga attack, an order the president had yet to give on Monday.

President Barack Obama is facing strong criticism for declining to immediately order that U.S. flags at the White House and other public buildings be flown at half-staff, which he has done following other tragedies.

Mike Shepard, who says he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years, issued his challenge on the website DCGazette.com:

Most are fully aware of the president not showing support for our fallen and flags continue flying high in the sky. He invited the family of a traitor named Berghdal to the rose garden to celebrate the release of our enemy. He has yet to call out the terrorist who shot up two recruiting stations in Chattanooga. Well, we don’t need permission to show our respect for those five lives lost. I am reaching out to you America in hopes that we teach Obama about respect.

I say we should come together and fly our flags at half mast until the 30th of July. The 30th will mark the two week anniversary of this tragedy. Let’s show the president what it is to respect this country and our fallen. If you drive by a business, please go in and ask they fly that flag at half mast. If we get the whole country to do it the president might get the message. The message that he is just one man while we are the voice of America. If he won’t call for flags to be flown at half mast the American people will. Please share this and together we can show Washington what it means to respect… May God forever bless you all, Shep.

This is the perfect way to both honor the Marines and the sailor killed while also putting pressure on Obama to, for once, pretend that he cares about our military. After all, isn’t that kind of a big part of being Commander-in-Chief?

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