Friday, July 6, 2012

Sometimes taste should decide fashion.

§176. Respect for flag No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America;
(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.

I know Americans are more aware than citizens of most other countries of improper handling or display of the flag, but I still feel this is inappropriate. Certainly, someone should have pointed out that Perry was going to be a huge part of the show, broadcast nationwide and the performer's ego might take a backseat just once to taste.

This isn't a call for a Congressional over-reaction by anti-desecration amendment to the Constitution but rather a request to the broadcast networks to remain aware that tolerance may be a US virtue but that flouting that tolerance shouldn't be quite so obnoxiously visible.

Oh well, I guess this makes it okay. Or not.

I'd be interested to know if gunny "spoke" to him before his commander or after, and if the "conversation" was pleasant.

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