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Rep Allen West Violates Federal Flag Code On Diving Expedition - (BARF Alert!)
BrowardPalmBeach.com ^ | June 14, 2011 | Matthew Hendley

Posted on 06/14/2011 12:38:55 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

There's nothing really bad to say about Rep. Allen West going diving off the coast of Deerfield Beach with a bunch of military veterans -- except for the fact that he violated U.S. federal law in the process and provided a pictorial of himself doing so.

During his diving session Sunday, Lt. Col. West was photographed holding an American flag underwater, on top of an artificial reef -- which would be a violation of the United States Code.

Let us flip to Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8, Subsection B of the United States Code:

(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

That's from Chapter 1 of the United States Code, also known as the United States Flag Code.

Judging from the existence of pictures of West holding a flag under water, that would seem to qualify as a violation of code.

The Flag Code constitutes federal law, although there is no penalty for breaking this law.

We'll let you off with a warning, West.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.browardpalmbeach.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alanwest; flag
Lol, DUmmies citing the law?
1 posted on 06/14/2011 12:39:03 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Oh the humanity!


2 posted on 06/14/2011 12:41:35 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Has anyone read anything—anything—from Matthew Hendley concerning the numerous untold amount of times this lamearse, idiot-ridden administration has violated Federal or International law? Hell, has anyone seen anything from this flaming libtard idiot concerning Weiner? =.=


3 posted on 06/14/2011 12:42:22 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Beaten Valve

I understand that the Flag Code is a series of suggestions, and not Federal law.


4 posted on 06/14/2011 12:42:26 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Beaten Valve
The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

I see. So, following their reading of the law, it is illegal to move a flag from the wall of the second floor of a building to the first floor, since its new location was physically beneath it.

5 posted on 06/14/2011 12:42:37 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Beaten Valve

However, the water in this case is the “atmosphere” just as oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, etc. make up the air when on the earth. The substance beneath the flag is the bottom of the ocean. Sorry, DUmmies, West is NOT breaking the law, but if this is the best you got, he’s doing alright.


6 posted on 06/14/2011 12:43:20 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Beaten Valve

Burning the flag is OK, but letting it touch water is a crime.

Your elitist double standard in favor of your political stripe Mr. Hendley is exactly why we don’t want you and your kind in charge of this country. There will be two sets of rules: one for you guys and one for anyone who’s not ‘your people’.

Thanks for being a case study and flagship example Mr. Hendley.


7 posted on 06/14/2011 12:43:33 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Oh, for goodness sake, it's about letting a flag droop and touch water beneath it. Not about carrying it underwater to plant on a reef. Get real, journos.

8 posted on 06/14/2011 12:44:09 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Idiots. No violation of law. If you were flying your flag on your dock, and it was hanging in such a way as to be touching the water, that is what they are talking about.

Flag laws in general are silly anyway.


9 posted on 06/14/2011 12:45:07 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Beaten Valve

It’s a Code...not a law....


10 posted on 06/14/2011 12:45:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jemian

Agreed. I would interpret it that way also.


11 posted on 06/14/2011 12:46:23 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Beaten Valve

It is not touching the corral ground underneath it? I did not see the touch water part.


12 posted on 06/14/2011 12:47:08 PM PDT by edcoil (What? Me worry.)
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To: Beaten Valve
The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

Well, in response one could say that the flag wasn't touching anything beneath it. It was in the water which would mean it's relationship to that element would be the same as it's relationship to the air when above ground.

And, given the fact this jerk acknowledges there aren't any punishments for violation (if indeed it was), then no fault, no foul. Only the foul odor coming from this jerk.

13 posted on 06/14/2011 12:47:16 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

The article concludes;

“But let it be known that you’re joining the ranks of at least one other politician by violating the code:”
Beneath that sentence is a pic of Palin!


14 posted on 06/14/2011 12:49:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ez

Then West violated a Federal suggestion! Will this villainy EVER end?!


15 posted on 06/14/2011 12:50:12 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Obama buddy and ghostwriter, Bill Ayers

16 posted on 06/14/2011 12:51:57 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Beaten Valve

I left a comment on the site - Bill Ayers was mentioned.


17 posted on 06/14/2011 12:52:56 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Good grief. Obviously, this guy has never worn a T-shirt with a US flag on it. Of course not. He doesn’t respect the flag. He only wants to use it to score political points. That makes him a drag on humanity for sure.


18 posted on 06/14/2011 12:53:36 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Beaten Valve
The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

This just means that you should not display it so that it hangs in a puddle of water or such. If the flag can't get wet, are you supposed to bring it in every time it rains ?????

How stupid !

19 posted on 06/14/2011 12:57:35 PM PDT by Mopp4
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To: Beaten Valve

I guess the best is, they haven’t asked for his resignation. I’ll give them a day or two first.


20 posted on 06/14/2011 1:00:00 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: Beaten Valve

He was just conquering the ocean in the name of the United States in the same manner that Neil Armstrong placed America’s claim on the Moon.


21 posted on 06/14/2011 1:01:39 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Beaten Valve

Oh the horror of it.

Cue Joe Biden then. At the Greek columns fiasco in CO, Biden had dropped the small American flag and had his foot on it.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2076622/posts

Also cue the adoring Obama inauguration dems, where they threw their flags on the ground then walked on them. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3213480303_97fba515e8.jpg

Also cue Obama’s best bud, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers standing on a large American flag on the ground.
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/Ayerssucks.jpg


22 posted on 06/14/2011 1:02:43 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Oh well lets form a hangin party. This cannot be tolerated.


23 posted on 06/14/2011 1:09:03 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Beaten Valve

No Controlling Legal Authority.....


24 posted on 06/14/2011 1:11:31 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Beaten Valve

“We’ll let you off with a warning, West.”

That’s Lieutenant Colonel West to you, you worthless pencilneck geek! You couldn’t issue a warning to a wombat and you couldn’t lead a f@rt out of a phone booth! And you are not even worthy to shine Lt. Col. West’s uniform shoes.

It’s OK to burn a flag but not to get it wet, as stated earlier. That’s typical liberal arrigance and illogic.

Geez....!


25 posted on 06/14/2011 1:14:59 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: elcid1970

Arrogance, not `arrigance’.

OMG........


26 posted on 06/14/2011 1:16:45 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Beaten Valve

Unreal! Obama is usurping and raping this country while aiding and abetting terrorists and reporters report this?


27 posted on 06/14/2011 1:17:16 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Ditto

Thank you. That was the first image that came to mind.


28 posted on 06/14/2011 1:21:18 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

LMAO! The Liberals are so desperate. This is absolute pathetic attempt.


29 posted on 06/14/2011 1:24:04 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: elcid1970

What’s a “phone booth?” Is that one of those quaint roadside shrines? ((BTW, great line.))


30 posted on 06/14/2011 1:34:01 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Mopp4

And you don’t want to ever wash your flag either, since it would have to touch water.

Dry clean only!


31 posted on 06/14/2011 1:47:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Beaten Valve
I'll see your bet and raise:


32 posted on 06/14/2011 1:49:01 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Beaten Valve

And yet, these same ninnies defend when someone burns and defecates on the flag, flies it below the Mexican Flag or desecrates it any manner they claim is free expression.


33 posted on 06/14/2011 1:53:19 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: Ax

Geez, my age is showing. Last mention I heard of phone booths is when they were disabled for incoming calls. The expression is an old Army way of questioning the leadership qualities of others, often of one’s superior.

Tonight I’ll put some LPs on the turntable for our dinner music.

;^)


34 posted on 06/14/2011 1:54:33 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Beaten Valve

The Onion has an extremely crude article:

Disgusted Supreme Court Can’t Believe It Has To Rule Having Sex With American Flag Protected Under First Amendment

http://www.theonion.com/articles/disgusted-supreme-court-cant-believe-it-has-to-rul,20719/


35 posted on 06/14/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT by radioone
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To: Beaten Valve

Now, the left wing loons are concerned about the sanctity of the flag, rather than just spitting on it and burning it!!!! I wish these loons would go to LTCOL West’s face and say this. I believe he would remove their spleen through their throats. Personally, I’d like that, because I’ve never seen a spleen.


36 posted on 06/14/2011 3:12:32 PM PDT by cgchief
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To: Mopp4

“If the flag can’t get wet, are you supposed to bring it in every time it rains ?????”

Yes.

(c) Inclement weather

The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.


37 posted on 06/14/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: Gumption
(c) Inclement weather

I don't think I've ever seen this done by anyone.

Then West probably had an all weather flag - lol

38 posted on 06/15/2011 4:23:22 AM PDT by Mopp4
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