I often wear a suit or sport coat, which means that I have a lapel on which to wear a lapel pin.
As an American, I often wear an American flag pin, but I do frequently wear others… sometimes a “Celebrate Freedom” pin from a veterans group, sometimes a “little feet” pin from a pro-life group, sometimes a campaign button for whoever I’m supporting that election season.
In addition, I sometimes wear a pin celebrating my ethnicity. I’m Italian, Irish, Scotch-Irish, Austrian, and German. I happen to identify mostly with the Italian and Irish aspects of my heritage, so it’s not unusual to see me wearing a sweatshirt bearing an Italian flag, a T-shirt bearing a shamrock, or a sportcoat with an Italian flag or Irish flag in the lapel.
The news of the day features an all-out national full-court press against the Confederate Battle Flag, one of the official flags used by the Confederate States of America, a traitorous organization that attempted to secede from the Union, leading to a civil war. It has been generally accepted by America’s elite, America’s punditry, and the consumers of the MainStream Media that the Confederate Battle Flag represents the expansionist pro-slavery political position of the Democrat Party of the 19th Century, and that it also represents that same foundational undercurrent of anti-black bigotry today.