TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 1 > § 8
§ 8. Respect for flag
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.
(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
Ok, since you choose to support the theory that there is no menaing in the gold trim. Here is the laws reguarding respect for the flag.
Anatomy of the United States Flag
The U.S. Flag consists of a blue rectangle in the canton bearing 50 white stars representing each state. This is called the Union. The Union is offset by 13 alternating red and white stripes representing the 13 original colonies.
There isn’t a legally defined symbolism of the flag and its colors. It is said that George Washington said the following about the symbolisim of the flag:
We take the stars from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing Liberty.Old Glory: The History, Purpose and Meaning of the American Flag | The Art of Manliness
Almost every description legal and other wise show and point out the flag without the gold trim. Unless you want to count ceramonial or parade flags or presidental flags and flags that are not stationary then they do have a gold trim.
A 1925 Attorney General’s Opinion (34 Op. Atty. Gen 483) states:
"The fringe does not appear to be regarded as an integral part of the flag, and its presence cannot be said to constitute an unauthorized additional to the design prescribed by statute. An external fringe is to be distinguished from letters, words, or emblematic designs printed or superimposed upon the body of the flag itself. Under the law, such additions might be open to objection as unauthorized; but the same is not necessarily true of the fringe."
It is customary to place gold fringe on silken (rayon-silk-nylon) National flags that are carried in parades, used in official ceremonies, and displayed in offices, merely to enhance the beauty of the flag. The use of fringe is not restricted to the Federal Government. Such flags are used and displayed by our Armed Forces, veterans, civic and civilian organizations, and private individuals. However, it is the custom not to use fringe on flags displayed from stationary flagpoles and, traditionally, fringe has not been used on internment flags.FRINGE ON THE AMERICAN FLAG
If it is not designed to be flown on Stationary flag post as those in court rooms, then it is in violation of section g of repect for the flag. When is the last time you have seen the flag in a court room marched in in a ceramony, or a parade? or is that flag stationary?
By the words and the interpertations it is just a dispersect for what the true flag is, RED, WHITE, and BLUE, not red, white, blue with a yellow trim.
The basic design of the current flag is specified by 4 U.S.C. § 1; 4 U.S.C. § 2 outlines the addition of new stars to represent new states. The specification gives the following values:
These specifications are contained in an executive order which, strictly speaking, governs only flags made for or by the U.S. federal government. In practice, however, most U.S. national flags available for sale to the public have a different length-to-width ratio; common sizes are 2 x 3 ft. or 4 x 6 ft. (flag ratio 1.5), 2.5 x 4 ft. or 5 x 8 ft. (1.6), or 3 x 5 ft. or 6 x 10 ft. (1.667). Even flags flown over the U.S. Capitol for sale to the public through Representatives or Senators are provided in these sizes. Flags that are made to the prescribed 1.9 ratio are often referred to as "G-spec" (for "government specification") flags.
- Hoist (width) of the flag: A = 1.0
- Fly (length) of the flag: B = 1.9
- Hoist (width) of the Union: C = 0.5385 (A x 7/13, spanning seven stripes)
- Fly (length) of the Union: D = 0.76 (B × 2/5, two fifths of the flag length)
- E = F = 0.0538 (C/10, One tenth the height of the field of Stars)
- G = H = 0.0633 (D/12, One twelfth the width of the field of Stars)
- Diameter of star: K = 0.0616
- Width of stripe: L = 0.0769 (A/13, One thirteenth of the flag width)
Flag of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If it is not part as perscribed by law, then what flag is it because according to law the American Flag, is just RED, WHITE, and BLUE.
There is no rules reguarding this new flag, becsue it is a joke that is thrown up in the face of every Amercian every time there is someone out there defending the yellow trim. What country does this flag with the gold trim belong to? I have shown where by law it is illegal and a mark against those in power that would love to claim that it means nothing. It does, it means that every court room that flys that flag is above the law and does not have to obey it because they choose not to. It shows that only those in power and have money can ever get a fair trial. It shows by law that it is a blatent disprespect for Our American Flag, and that flag prescribed by law, is Red, White, and Blue.
Any other flag, or modification to a stationary flag, is nothing more than a joke to the system of laws that have been put in place to protect the American People. It shows that the people on the benches do not have to obey the law any more then those illegals aliens that are in our country.
Tell me the gold trim means nothing, and you will be verifying that you yourself have no respect for Old Glory and every man and woman who has ever died in Her Great Name. Tell me that it is ok to defile the flag even by attourney Generals statement backs up the gold trim is not valid for anything but...It is customary to place gold fringe on silken (rayon-silk-nylon) National flags that are carried in parades, used in official ceremonies, and displayed in offices, merely to enhance the beauty of the flag. The use of fringe is not restricted to the Federal Government. Such flags are used and displayed by our Armed Forces, veterans, civic and civilian organizations, and private individuals. However, it is the custom not to use fringe on flags displayed from stationary flagpoles and, traditionally, fringe has not been used on internment flags.
My question now would be would you support his decision, or those that would decive you in beliving that there is nothing behind it. I mean that is no better than having either a picture of Obma or Bush on the flag behind the bench if that trim means nothing. It does it is a disrespect for the Flag.
There is the law in all its glory. So I ask you now, why is there a gold trim on the flag in our court rooms with staionary flags?