Hmmm…would you stand by and watch someone torture their dog? The dog is the property of the person doing the torturing. Who are you to interfere with how a man treats his property? No, I don’t think you would.
There are some things beyond property rights.
Man, you must be quite messed up to equate torturing a living being with hanging a couple of flags on a pole.[/quote]
Thousands upon thousands of men and women have died or been horribly maimed protecting the American flag and what it represents. So, YES, the flag is more important than the dog.
You can’t wipe your ass with the flag, you can’t use it for a napkin, and you can’t disrespect it, no matter how much anyone thinks it is their ‘property’. No one really owns any American flag anyway; it belongs to those who kept the Nazis out of Morocco, drove them out of Belgium, or helped liberate the oppressed people of Iraq (and soon of Iran).