Saturday, June 18, 2005

Flags as clothing

Via Raw Story, this article from the St. Petersburg Times,

BROOKSVILLE - Students in Hernando County who want to show their patriotic pride may be limited to the stars and stripes.

The School Board is considering a proposal that would forbid them from wearing apparel that displays any flag other than the American flag.

I'd just like to point out that wearing the US flag as part of apparel for anybody except for uniformed soldiers, emergency workers, or groups similar to the boy and girl scouts (or other patriotic groups) is improper. This includes sports teams, which are specificly prohibited from using flag patches.

Section 8d of the Flag Code,

The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. ...
Section 8j of the Flag Code,

No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. ...
Does General Myers know this?

by Robster @ 6/18/2005 11:12:00 AM PERMALink