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www.wmfd.com - A Wisconsin man disgusted with the U.S. government has staged a silent protest outside his home, flying an American flag upside down, to send a message that the country is in trouble. <div style="display:none">otc abortion pill <a href="http://www.westshoreprimarycare.com/blog/page/abortion-pill-misoprostol">the cost of abortion pill</a> open</div> }}" />

   
 
 
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  Originally Published on: 10/5/2013

A Wisconsin man disgusted with the U.S. government has staged a silent protest outside his home. He's flying an American flag upside down, to send a message that the country is in trouble. While it's not against the law, some of his neighbors say it's sending the wrong message. Cassandra Vinch reports. Walter Blanchard says he's a patriot. He's also a veteran, serving in South Korea twice and once in Vietnam. Blanchard says flying his flag this way, is sending a message. "By hanging my flag upside down, we're under duress in this country," he says. The Stevens Point man says he turned his flag upside down a few weeks ago, after becoming tired of the direction the government is heading in. "The government has to get themselves straightened away," he says. "They have to get the Congress and this government so they're working with the people and not against us." There are no state codes banning flying flags upside down. Stevens Point doesn't have an ordinance against it either. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs web site, flags should only be flown upside down as a signal of distress. Blanchard says that's exactly why he's doing it. "I'm hoping other people do the same thing and follow suit," he says. "This country needs to be straightened out." But some say it's Blanchard, who needs to be straightened out. Carl and Mary Schulfer fly a flag of their own, upright. They say Blanchard's flag is disrespectful. "I think it's a disgrace," says Carl Schulfer. Blanchard doesn't see it that way. "This is a peaceful way," he says. "I can fly my flag which way I want it." "Don't turn your flag upside down," says Mary Schulfer. "That's just not right." Mike Houlihan can see Blanchard's flag from his front porch. He says he doesn't have a problem with it. "I also think people do make way too big a deal of something that is really nothing more than a symbol," says Houlihan. Blanchard says he will continue to fly his flag upside down, at least until he sees some changes.

   
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