June 03, 2008

And if it ever touches the ground, you have to throw salt over your shoulder, right?

My feelings about the U.S. flag are slightly inconsistent. I think the perennial push to pass laws banning flag burning is ridiculous, but it does bother me when people display unsightly flags -- I think mostly because I feel like, hey, you're making a point of saying either "Yay America!" or "America's still my country too, even though it's being run by complete bastards at the moment!", the least you could do is not use a ratty old flag with stains all over it, ew. Maybe it's more that I'm prissy than patriotic.

Anyway, that's me. I would think that someone like, oh, John McCain would be kind of hard-core about the Flag Code, and, specifically, aware of Flag Code Section 8g, which states that 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." So presumably that means you shouldn't sign your name on it.

Posted by Francis at 01:00 PM

I think it merely proves that McCain has no nature.

Posted by: Rubrick at June 3, 2008 01:22 PM

He would sign copies of the Declaration of Independence instead, but too many people would end up voting for John Hancock.

Posted by: Robert Hutchinson at June 4, 2008 01:20 AM

Citizen's arrest! (channeling Gomer Pyle)

Posted by: Ellen at June 4, 2008 04:52 PM

The Gold Award Girl Scout in me is having a major conniption right now.

Posted by: Dianna at June 12, 2008 01:32 PM
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