Fun with the U.S. Flag Code

Fun with the U.S. Flag Code December 12, 2009

For anyone who might have doubts about the religious character of u.s. civil religion — ever read the flag code?

§176. Respect for flag.
(j) The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.

If this excerpt does not represent an explicit sacramentology of signs becoming what they signify, I don’t know what does.

A couple other fun facts from the same section:

(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.
(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever.

(d) is frequently broken by your Aunt Wilma who breaks out her “Go u.s.a.” t-shirt on various national feast days.

(i) is frequently broken by Jimmy’s Used Cars or your local liquor store nearly every day.


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