Thursday, March 19, 2015

Next Time, Use Bunting

Veteran's baby photo called desecration of US flag - AOL.com

In recent years it seems to be a trend to allow members of the military services to do whatever they like without criticism.  Certainly, I support the troops and I have even been a member of our armed forces.

In this photo a sailor is holding a baby who is using an American flag as a kind of hammock.  There are many who have criticized the sailor as desecrating the flag.  There are others who claim that it is not a desecration of the flag.

In this photo I don't believe the sailor intended to desecrate the flag. Still, intention is not the same as result.  The flag code says "The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything."  The flag is holding and carrying a baby.  Clearly a violation of the flag code; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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