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Thread: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    A law that the supreme court invalidated, thus no law.
    The Supreme Court has not invalidated Flag Code. It is still very much on the books. Title 4 United States Code Chapter 1. Feel free to look it up.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    The Supreme Court has not invalidated Flag Code. It is still very much on the books. Title 4 United States Code Chapter 1. Feel free to look it up.
    Right, and in the flag burning case the Supreme Court said freedom of speech supercedes protections for the flag.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's codified law nevertheless. If you want to be respectful to the flag, then follow it. Otherwise don't try to tell me you're being respectful, because it is a matter of law that when you are violating flag code you are desecrating the flag.
    go back in the thread and find the flag murals I posted.

    Are they, IYHO, violating flag code, and thus desecrating the flag? They technically meet the Flag Code definition of 'flag'.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    go back in the thread and find the flag murals I posted.

    Are they, IYHO, violating flag code, and thus desecrating the flag? They technically meet the Flag Code definition of 'flag'.
    I have neither time nor inclination to do that, but feel free to post a link.

    If they are outdoors where they can be rained on and otherwise exposed to the elements, then yes.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Right, and in the flag burning case the Supreme Court said freedom of speech supercedes protections for the flag.
    And your take-away from this that Flag Code no longer exists?

    Violations of Flag Code are not criminal. Flag Code is essentially voluntary. But it is still law, it can still be violated, and its violation is a desecration to the flag.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    And your take-away from this that Flag Code no longer exists?

    Violations of Flag Code are not criminal. Flag Code is essentially voluntary. But it is still law, it can still be violated, and its violation is a desecration to the flag.
    And without enforcibility or consequence it really doesn't matter.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    And without enforcibility or consequence it really doesn't matter.
    Are you the type of person who needs someone constantly standing over you with the threat of punishment to do the right thing?

    Some of us will do the right thing even if without the threat of punishment. Shocking, I know, but there you have it.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Are you the type of person who needs someone constantly standing over you with the threat of punishment to do the right thing?

    Some of us will do the right thing even if without the threat of punishment. Shocking, I know, but there you have it.
    I'm pretty sure the "right thing" is subjective here.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm pretty sure the "right thing" is subjective here.
    Incorrect. This is not a matter of opinion. The "right thing" is objective and in fact it has been conveniently written down for us in the form of US Flag Code. Use it.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Incorrect. This is not a matter of opinion. The "right thing" is objective and in fact it has been conveniently written down for us in the form of US Flag Code. Use it.
    Fact is, it's rarely used or enforced as law. Somehow I doubt it will be used where Sara Palin is concerned.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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