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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 Ockham View Post
    Another tip: "Never" is an absolute and quoting absolutes is usually a losing proposition.
    Perhaps, but you have failed to meet your burden of proving me wrong. The case you referenced is not an example of government enforcement of flag code. Try reading a little more carefully.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Guy, I honestly respect your obvious passion for this. Between having a bunch of respect for the flag and having none at all, I prefer the former. You've also shown me that, for you, this really is about the flag (not just Sarah Palin) and I respect that as well.
    Thanks X, that's nice of you to say. I truly appreciate 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
    It shows that he doesn't have a particularly thorough understanding of the requirements of flag code that he thinks all of those displays of the flag are equivalent.
    I've read the code sam as everyone else here has. Saying a mural or the american flag is unpatriotic or disrespectful to the flag, because it's on the side of a building where it can get rained on... is ****ing stupid.

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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
    We did the pledge when I was in school. I pledged allegience to the county, with liberty and justice for all...once I was old enough to make the distinctions I've outlined here.
    So when everybody else was saying "to the flag", you were saying "to the country, of the United States of America"?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    So when everybody else was saying "to the flag", you were saying "to the country, of the United States of America"?
    No. I said "I pledge alligience to the republic, with liberty and justice for all". The rest was omitted (or I remained silent).
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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
    We did the pledge when I was in school. I pledged allegience to the county, with liberty and justice for all...once I was old enough to make the distinctions I've outlined here.
    So the flag itself, means nothing to you at all?
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So the flag itself, means nothing to you at all?
    Not particularly, no. I understand the symbolism people place on it. I get it. I'm not going to go take a crap on somebody's flag or anything...But I'm also not going to rant and rave and chatize somebody who does take a crap on somebody's flag.

    So I guess...I'll respect the thing in so far as I'm able to (I don't display one, so I can't imagine I'd be in violation of the flag code anyway), but I'm not doing so because of it means anything to me, but rather because I see no reason to antagonize somebody deliberately. Harming the flag promotes no agenda for me, personally. Neither does worshipping it. So I just don't touch it, period.
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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
    I've read the code sam as everyone else here has. Saying a mural or the american flag is unpatriotic or disrespectful to the flag, because it's on the side of a building where it can get rained on... is ****ing stupid.
    I have to admit, I really like this one. I think it's beautifully done.

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    Disrespectful, because it violates flag code?

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

    If the flag code of the US calls these 'disrespectful' of the flag...

    Artist paints giant flag mural in Texas - UPI.com
    Governor Schwarzenegger Apologizes After Popular California Flag Mural Painted Over - FoxNews.com

    or these...








    ...then the flag code needs to be changed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I have to admit, I really like this one.

    I think it's beautifully done.
    I pass that twice a week, on my way to take my youngest som to his mom's in NJ on the weekends. You come off the Vine Street Expressway, onto 95 North, and it's staring you in the face on the way down the ramp. I smile everytime I see it, and never once have I considered it disrespectful of the American flag.

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