The link in this article ought to be a wake-up call. For anyone who thinks that the Gold Fringe holds no significance as to its meaning in our courtrooms had better wake up and smell the coffee. This not about Diversity of thought, opinion, or a cry for "fairness" from these officials/judges, etc. Watch the videos HERE if you doubt this.
This is about The Gold Fringe and why they will not sit quietly for a flag display that does not have one.
In case you haven't seen the rules, check this out; especially part (g) in bold.
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
(c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
(e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
(f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
(g) 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. (Including that gold fringe, eh?)
(h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
US CODE: Title 4,8. Respect for flag
If you don't believe it is important or its just a trivial matter, then try introducing legislation in your County to have it changed and see who objects. Watch them squirm if you start winning the fight.
I don't know what is happening to this country when people have no respect for our flag..
Sure you do Adelle.
You know what's happening. We are no longer a free country; evil has begun to emerge from under its rock and we no longer have any of the rights that so many have died to protect.
Introduce legislation to remove the Gold Fringe from your county courthouse and see what happens.
Read the comments attached to this flag issue on the link that YOU provided. Free Republic readers even say it's a ridiculous urban legend. Don't make problems where none exist. There are REAL problems that need to be addressed, thankfully, this isn't one of them.
You are simply citing one comment by one anonymous reader who claims knowledge of the subject. This is not evidence that you or he is correct.
I have always considered a fringed flag as an indoor flag, and unfringed as outside, whether on a flag pole or on a parade flag pole. In parades a fringed flag is heavier and does not blow out straight as standard flags do, plus the fringe seems to get dirty faster and in windy conditions the fringe comes undone. These are mostly a take on this subject from years as a Honor Guard Commander (VVA Chapter 67). I cannot say that I deeply researched the subject.
Does anyone have an experience to share where they have taken an American Flag, without the fringes, into a courtroom?
As the leader of a VVA Chapter (67) Honor Guard we have been to many places inside and out including a court room for a new citizens swearing in. Most of our duties are outside so we only use a standard flag, even for when we are inside a court room, church etc. Most of these places have a permanent fringed flag on display already.
Some people brush off the Gold Fringe Flag as a ceremonial flag.
Does that mean that the Sorry Assed Judge flying the Ceremonial flag behind the bench is nothing more than a flaming asshole that thinks he can draw attention to his plight to become a NOBLE WANTABEE as he is honing his skills to be only a treasonous sons of a bitch. (Sons of a Bitch is a politically correct word to use in dealings with GOVERNMENT - approved by OBAMA at a 2011 Labor Day Rally and Speech - where conservatives were called Sons of Bitches)
This sons of a bitch rejects the BLAZING SADDLES Sheriff (Current white house sitter) with his gun at his own head ready to shoot!. Wish he would though.
Once again I must remit a solid piece of information; Flag be damned; federal government be damned.
It's up to us to rebuild this Republic into its functional self; for without the people's interest it will die as did all civilizations before it.
My suggestion is people, city councils, county commissioners and sheriffs; for in that area lies our power and rubber hitting the road and visiting those who are your peers most important. We must know the drill when we get vaccinated with the information.
Am I clear?
Very clear. Thank you for your wonderful insight.
There IS a difference. The American flag is Red, White and Blue. The one being discussed here with fringe is NOT the American flag but the the American colors as it is called by the military.
Alan there was a civilian flag, now shown by the coast guard( it has the coast guard crest) the banner whether gold edged or not is a war banner.