Sunday, October 18, 2009

Check out this U.S. Flag shirt

Check out the U.S. Flag shirt worn by Sheriff Jim Alderden of the Larimer County (Colorado) Sheriff's Department. Apparently, he has never read the U.S. Flag Code!

In a KDVR press conference apparently carried by CNN, Alderden is getting his five minutes of fame over the possible hoax in Fort Collins, where a young boy had been at first believed to be carried away in an untethered hot-air balloon. No doubt the Heene family will wish they had gotten an attorney and then kept their mouths shut.

What does the U.S. Flag Code have to say about flags and clothing? United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Section 176 (Respect for the Flag) reads, in part, "No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States... (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel..."

Maybe the good sheriff will just say that he's not "wearing the flag"; he's just wearing a shirt that looks like part of a flag...

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