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Just a reminder to all Americans on proper flag etiquette.

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress
in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or
merchandise.
(c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be
festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue,
white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red
below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and
for decoration in general.
(e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
(f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
(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.
(h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering
anything.
(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
(j) 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. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living
thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the
heart.
(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should
be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
 

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The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever.
Hmmmm weren't people busting a certain politicians balls about him removing the flag for political gains, or lack thereof.

Hmmm seems at least he knows how to follow the rules of flag etiquette.
 

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oc there is nothing wrong with a politician wearing our flag as a show of patriotism!
Listed in item J. This should cover the politicians use of the flag.

The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living
thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
 
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