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In the film, The American President, a widowed and beleaguered U.S. president falls in love with an environmental lobbyist. It’s an election year and the president’s conservative opponent senses an opportunity to exploit this relationship for his own political gain. One of his points of leverage that he exploits is the fact that this lobbyist, as a university student, was photographed burning an American flag at a campus protest.
- Do we use these symbols to build up or to destroy?
- Do we use these symbols to heal or to wound?
- Do we use these symbols to embrace those who differ from us or to exclude them from our fellowship?
- Do we use these symbols to liberate our sisters and brothers or to oppress them?