Sometimes you take a stand no matter how bad it makes you look to everyone else. Of course, sometimes everyone else is right, and you take the stand anyway because you don’t want people to think you’re willing to buckle.
At the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday, countries will be dipping their flags when they parade past the Queen. It will be tradition. It will be good manners. And the United States, standing on principle, will not do it.
I’m outraged that this is even an issue. The American flag dips to no monarch except Christ the King. Elizabeth is not my queen.