Recently, a lady Air Force veteran took action to protect our flag from desecration. It is currently national news. Perhaps the fact that she is also a beautiful woman who was seen in Playboy added to the ...'News Worthiness'..
For whatever reason, the media finally decided that this was news. There are way too many times our national flag is disrespected but this kind of action has been largely glossed over or been ignored.
It is a crime to desecrate or dishonor the Flag!
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 33 - EMBLEMS, INSIGNIA, AND NAMES
Sec. 700 - Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov
§700. Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
(a)(1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
(2) This subsection does not prohibit any conduct consisting of the disposal of a flag when it has become worn or soiled.
(b) As used in this section, the term “flag of the United States” means any flag of the United States, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, in a form that is commonly displayed.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to deprive any State, territory, possession, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of jurisdiction over any offense over which it would have jurisdiction in the absence of this section.
(d)(1) An appeal may be taken directly to the Supreme Court of the United States from any interlocutory or final judgment, decree, or order issued by a United States district court ruling upon the constitutionality of subsection (a).
(2) The Supreme Court shall, if it has not previously ruled on the question, accept jurisdiction over the appeal and advance on the docket and expedite to the greatest extent possible.
I saw a post about the Ralph Loren line which used distressed, torn, worn, and battered views of our flag in the clothing. It sent me into a rant. We as citizens owe our loyalty to the symbol of freedom the flag represents!
Dad taught me well!
As a teen, I gained possession of a 48 star American flag that was as big as a wall in my bedroom. I proudly put it up, saluted it and said the pledge every day for my dads sake. It stayed there until.....