Canadian Ted Cruz’s Failure to Wear an American Flag Pin at Campaign Kickoff Showed ‘Utter Contempt for Everything American’

Where's the American flag pin?
Where’s the American flag pin?

Did you notice? When Canadian Ted Cruz launched his U.S. presidential campaign in Lynchburg, Va., yesterday, there was something conspicuously absent on his lapel. An American flag pin.

Conservatives have made it clear in years past that among candidates for president there is no greater symbol of patriotism than wearing an American flag pin. In fact, in 2012, Joseph Farah, publisher of World Net Daily, said that when a candidate does not wear an American flag pin, it is “a metaphor for his utter contempt for everything American.”