http://www.usa-flag-site.org/etiquette.shtmlFederal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions:
The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.
The flag should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.
The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.
The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.
The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.
We have a whole bunch of threads about Obama's religious background, especially about whether or not he was ever a Muslim, now about his affiliation to this Reverend Wright character, and a few that have to do with how racial issues are playing into the election...does anyone know anyting about the man's actual policies?
Reading the news story just solidified my vote for the man.
just proves my point, his supporters would stick with him even if they caught him in bed with a live boy or dead girl or... in the middle of sacrificing a cow to satan himself
but not every one is left of left... I have no hope for those who drank the kool aid only those who saw it and thought hmm.. that might be good but read the lable before the guzzled it down.
The Huey Long scenario would certainly make me vote elsewhere. But you must understand, you are nitpicking things that arent important to me or the other supporters of Obama.
He is young and fresh...just like me
He wants out of Iraq
He will improve healthcare
He isnt a wealthy white guy
What his reverend said, I care very little. His not wearing a lapel pin, I dont think he or anyone should. Coke use is no big deal especially when he is up front about it.
I dont want another Clinton under any circumstances, and McCain is my third favorite Republican out there.
So tell me, NO Obamanation who is it you are supporting?