The emphasis should also include "The flag", as in an actual flag being used for those purposes.The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.
Also, emphasis should again include "No part of the flag", as in actual flag being used in the patching/construction of such clothing.No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.
Advancing one's personal opinion is admirable. And it is my opinion you are broadening the scope of the intended meaning of the code.
People have gas tanks on motorcycles looking like the flag, decals on auto's, bumper stickers and look at Evil Knievel, his clothing, motorcycle, are all these being disrespectful to the flag, or disrespectful to your opinion?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This conversation is starting to depress me. But let me see if I can't put it to rest by saying simply, Redbeard, Jallman and American you are all wrong.
I will give you all the benefit of the doubt and assume that you are not deliberately attempting to evade the plain meaning of US Flag Code. But please do read it, more than once if you have to, to try to understand its meaning and apply it properly.Originally Posted by USC Title 4 Chapter 1 Section 3
USC Title 4 Chapter 1 Section 3
[T]he words "flag, standard, colors, or ensign", as used herein, shall include any flag, standard, colors, ensign, or any picture or representation of either, or of any part or parts of either, made of any substance or represented on any substance, of any size evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United States of America or a picture or a representation of either, upon which shall be shown the colors, the stars and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or of any part or parts of either, by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag, colors, standard, or ensign of the United States of America.
Does that help clear things up?
Last edited by Guy Incognito; 05-14-10 at 08:58 PM.