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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 Redress View Post
    Yes, but in this case, one person said it.

    But look how many here are agreeing with the criticism of Palin over this.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Where does it make that distinction? I may have missed it.
    I highlighted the references to the item of the flag.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Read the first sentence again.
    I did, again they are talking about an actual flag, not a picture. Notice when they were talking about other than the actual flag they said so?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Again, where is that distinction made? I did not see it.
    "The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as will permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

    Again when they meant other than an actual flag, they said as much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Both of those are also disrespectful, but I would say they are not as disrespectful because they are not being pelted by insects.
    I don'y know man. I think being thrown away is much worse.



    I stand corrected in what I said. I just read your other post, and the full code. You are correct.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You need to reread the flag code:



    United States Flag Code - Wikisource

    I guess people have trouble "understanding that most provisions of 'flag code'... apply to an actual flag, not a representation or image of a flag" because they actually read the flag code and understand that your claim is false.
    So anything painted red, white and blue is a violation?

    Hehehehehe!

    What were they thinking?

    So if I paint my house white, with blue trim and a red roof, I am in violation? HEHEHEHE!
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I highlighted the references to the item of the flag.
    None of those indicate that the rules only apply to cloth flags.



    I did, again they are talking about an actual flag, not a picture. Notice when they were talking about other than the actual flag they said so?
    Like when they said "displayed otherwise"?

    "The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as will permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way..

    Again when they meant other than an actual flag, they said as much.
    I have already quoted the flag code where it indicates that pictures of the flag are also considered the flag.



    I don'y know man. I think being thrown away is much worse.
    Than covering the flag in bug guts?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    So anything painted red, white and blue is a violation?

    Hehehehehe!

    What were they thinking?

    So if I paint my house white, with blue trim and a red roof, I am in violation? HEHEHEHE!
    Does your house qualify as being: "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."?

    If so, then you are in violation.

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

    The flag code is not law, as the Supreme court decided via the flag burning case. It's a suggested code of ettiquette. Violating it not punishable by law. This is a stupid issue.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Than covering the flag in bug guts?
    Covering the flag in bug guts can be washed, garbage is forever.

    I mean anyone who has a flag flying in the rain is in violation, it's ridicules.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Does your house qualify as being: "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."?

    If so, then you are in violation.
    Does not make it any less stupid.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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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
    The flag code is not law, as the Supreme court decided via the flag burning case. It's a suggested code of ettiquette. Violating it not punishable by law.
    Agreed. But if someone is attempting to claim that they love the flag, shouldn't they adhere to that ettiquette?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Does not make it any less stupid.
    So you think the flag code is stupid?

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