Street Talk: Flag etiquette or freedom of speech?



I guess it technically falls under freedom of speech, because you have the right to do whatever you want, but I don’t totally agree with not standing during the Pledge of Allegiance or stuff like that.

Matt Ryan, junior in accounting


Yeah, I feel like it is freedom of speech but I feel like you should (have flag etiquette), because it’s our country and people are fighting for our country so it’s like a courteous thing to do.

Breanna Hendrickson, freshman in entrepreneurship


I would say culturally it’s not accepted (to not have etiquette), but I guess technically if you’re following the absolute of freedom of speech then it doesn’t matter.

Van Muscari, sophomore in physics


It’s an opinion. You shouldn’t be forced to do something you don’t want to do.

Paden Chesney, freshman in architecture


I think it does fall under freedom of speech, because I think you do have the right to do whatever you want in America. I don’t really know how else to explain it.

John Dill, freshman in wildlife outdoor enterprises and management