Irony: Conservatives Caught Cluelessly Disrespecting Flag Based mostly on US Code


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There’s been a whole lot of uproar about disrespecting the flag ever since an amazing majority of NFL gamers and homeowners took a knee in the course of the Nationwide Anthem at their respective video games and in style vote loser Donald Trump {called} them “sons of bitches” at a rally after which unleashed a collection of moronic offended tweets on the NFL.

Chances are high, you’ve heard some ignorant conservative shouting “arise and respect the flag!” or “my grandpappy fought for that flag!” or “bunch of ungrateful millionaires.”  In fact, these taking a knee in the course of the Nationwide Anthem are merely peacefully exercising their first modification proper.

On June 14, 1923, or Flag Day, a federal code was put in place that will function a tenet for find out how to deal with the American flag. A viral Twitter thread introduced the virtually century-old requirements again into the highlight on Saturday

Huffington Publish factors out 5 ways in which folks really disrespect the American flag (trace: kneeling isn’t on the record):

American flag clothes

“The flag ought to by no means be used as carrying attire, bedding, or material. It ought to by no means be festooned, drawn again, nor up, in folds, however all the time allowed to fall free.”

Which means each American flag swimsuit, button-up shirt, and even these well-known Outdated Navy flag shirts, might be thought-about disrespectful.

The flag shouldn’t be carried flat

“The flag ought to by no means be carried flat or horizontally, however all the time aloft and free.”

Most individuals know the flag ought to by no means contact the bottom, however few know that it must be displayed vertically. Possibly it’s a nod to the lyric that had the flag “gallantly streaming” within the air. Regardless of the case, an unfurled flag that sits flat is a disrespect to the Flag Code.

Drawing on the flag

“The flag ought to by no means have positioned upon it, nor on any a part of it, nor hooked up to it any mark, insignia, letter, phrase, determine, design, image, or drawing of any nature.”

This one appears fairly self-explanatory. Most individuals perceive that drawing on the image of the nation will in all probability be seen as disrespectful. However freedom of expression is a constitutionally protected proper, so artists (and the remainder of us) are nonetheless free to make that alternative.

Disposable flag merchandise

“It shouldn’t be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or in any other case impressed on paper napkins or bins or something that’s designed for non permanent use and discard.”

Sorry to place a damper on in all probability each Fourth of July cookout ever, but when the paper plate supporting that juicy burger has a flag on it, the Flag Code says that’s disrespectful.

Flag ads

“The flag ought to by no means be used for promoting functions in any method in any respect.”

If a enterprise or firm is utilizing a flag in its ads, that’s one more disrespectful gesture. A flag printed on a disposable flier might be a double offense.

Flag uniforms

“No a part of the flag ought to ever be used as a fancy dress or athletic uniform. Nevertheless, a flag patch could also be affixed to the uniform of navy personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations.”

It looks like sports activities groups are operating afoul of the rules by placing the flag on uniforms. The one method to respectfully put on the American flag on a fancy dress is with a “patch” on the aspect of the uniform for service members, firefighters and law enforcement officials, in keeping with the code.

Once we’ve reached the purpose the place a whole league {of professional} athletes clearly perceive the structure higher than the President.



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