Skip to comments.Rep Allen West Violates Federal Flag Code On Diving Expedition - (BARF Alert!)
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.
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Oh the humanity!
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? =.=
I understand that the Flag Code is a series of suggestions, and not Federal law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a Code...not a law....
Agreed. I would interpret it that way also.
It is not touching the corral ground underneath it? I did not see the touch water part.
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.
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!
Then West violated a Federal suggestion! Will this villainy EVER end?!
Obama buddy and ghostwriter, Bill Ayers
I left a comment on the site - Bill Ayers was mentioned.
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.
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 !
I guess the best is, they haven’t asked for his resignation. I’ll give them a day or two first.
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.
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.
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.
Oh well lets form a hangin party. This cannot be tolerated.
No Controlling Legal Authority.....
“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.
Arrogance, not `arrigance’.
Unreal! Obama is usurping and raping this country while aiding and abetting terrorists and reporters report this?
Thank you. That was the first image that came to mind.
LMAO! The Liberals are so desperate. This is absolute pathetic attempt.
What’s a “phone booth?” Is that one of those quaint roadside shrines? ((BTW, great line.))
And you don’t want to ever wash your flag either, since it would have to touch water.
Dry clean only!
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.
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.
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
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.
“If the flag can’t get wet, are you supposed to bring it in every time it rains ?????”
(c) Inclement weather
The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.
I don't think I've ever seen this done by anyone.
Then West probably had an all weather flag - lol