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Flagging an Omission 0

Patriotism aside, a South Bay high school worried about campus safety was within its legal rights to order a group of students wearing American-flag adorned shirts to turn them inside out during a 2010 Cinco de Mayo celebration, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The U. S. Flag Code is considered guideline, not law. I assume that is why the story and, I guess, the ruling do not mention that the Flag Code forbids wearing the flag or representations of the the flag as clothing, with the exception of a small patch on athletic uniforms.

Standing at the confluence of ignorance and jingoism, the flag-wearers announced their intent to appeal.

Treating the flag with disrespect is a poor way to parade one’s patrio–oh, never mind.


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