Sunday, November 18, 2007

Gold Fringe on American Flag:
Does It Mean What You Think?

About the recent Barak Hussein Obama flag flap:

I thought I would point out this piece of flag information to those people that think that this particular style of American flag is "pretty" (which I've heard on more than one occasion). Might want to re-think that position.

From "Get that Gold Fringe Off My Flag!" at AFPN

The flags displayed in State courts and courts of the United States have gold or yellow fringes. That is your WARNING that you are entering into a foreign enclave, the same as if you are stepping into a foreign embassy and you will be under the jurisdiction of that flag. The flag with the gold or yellow fringe has no constitution, no laws, and no rules of court, and is not recognized by any nation on the earth, and is foreign to you and the United States of America.
How much do you think you know about the American flag and its rules and etiquette? Check out the rest of the article, "Get That Gold Fringe Off My Flag!" and find out.

From U.S., "What Do the Flag's Colors Mean?"
Fringe is used on indoor flags only, as fringe on flags on outdoor flags would deteriorate rapidly. The fringe on a Flag is considered and 'honorable enrichment only', and its official use by the US Army dates from 1895.. A 1925 Attorney General's Opinion states: 'the fringe does not appear to be regarded as an integral part of the Flag, and its presence cannot be said to constitute an unauthorized addition to the design prescribed by statute. An external fringe is to be distinguished from letters, words, or emblematic designs printed or superimposed upon the body of the flag itself. Under law, such additions might be open to objection as unauthorized; but the same is not necessarily true of the fringe.'"

So which view do you have? Have you even thought about it? Chances are, you probably haven't, but this little article might cause you to.

In an age where too many people sit in front of a PlayStation or the TV, thinking about anything is never a bad thing.

by RidesAPaleHorse
notes by: Mondoreb


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