The Obama flag isn’t exactly new news but there’s something about it I noticed this weekend that has not been in the news.
First, to recap, the Obama campaign was selling prints of an artist-designed American flag that had been desecrated with the Obama symbol.
This was being sold at the Obama campaign web store for $35. Keyword – was. I noticed this weekend that the item is no longer available. Could it be the furor over the item prompted it’s removal? I’m sure the Obama campaign would never admit it, if that’s what happened.
Around the country a different Obama flag has been used by Democrats; this one also being a desecration of the American flag. It’s been available for a couple of years now and it still sickens me that people fly this flag.
Both of these flags are in violation of the Flag Code. Section 8g reads, “The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.”
This flag has even been flying at Democrat campaign locations, as this news story from Florida describes.
There have been a few other people in the last century who also had their image on a flag. I find their identities to be no small coincidence.