John McCain should know better
October 27, 2008 1 Comment
When the basis for the closing weeks of your campaign comes down to emphasizing the differences between the “pro-America” sections of the country as compared to the cities (a concept the Philadelphia Inquirer recently ripped to shreds) you should really make sure you are on the up and up yourself.
Because for the record, this:
image via The New York Times
violates the flag code.
Section 176 (”respect for flag”), subsection (g) of the US Flag Code states:
(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
Johnny Mac should know better.
In fact, John McCain supports an amendment to the Constitution to protect the flag against desecration. Here’s a letter he sent a constituent in 2006, explaining his vote on the amendment:
The flag represents each and every one of us, regardless of race, religion or political point of view. It is a point of unity in the midst of our great diversity. Tolerating desecration of the flag is silent acquiescence to the degeneration of the broader values which sustain us as a free and democratic nation–the ramifications of which are far more profound than mere symbolism.
I wonder when it was that he changed his mind…