Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I pledge allegiance...

For someone who claims to be patriotism's poster child she ought to know better:



I've long been amused by Tea Party patriots all decked out in their flag clothing despite the fact that the U.S. Flag code states:

The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.
Now, that could be interpreted to mean that one should not take an actual flag and turn it into a shirt, use it as a bedspread or hang it over a window to keep out the sun.  I will admit that it's ambiguous.  However, personally I think the symbolism is cheapened when worn as a mass-produced t-shirt from China.  Whether or not one should wear clothing depicting the Stars and Stripes is a personal matter but shouldn't we all agree that whipping out a Sharpie and scrawling one's autograph on a flag is inappropriate?  Sarah, let's limit the Sharpie use to signing those books *you* wrote and jotting down speech topics on your hand.   Agreed? 


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