This candy company near my home town has attached an American flag to their roadside sign. The US Flag Code §8(i) advises that the flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever, and in particular, advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown. The question is: Is this considered an advertising sign fastened to a staff from which the flag is flown OR a flag staff from which the flag is flown fastened to an advertising sign? Does it make any difference? A representative of the company said the American flag was fastened to their roadside sign to convey their love of country to all passersby, but unaware that some passersby may see this as using the flag and love of country to sell candy. I suggested the option of moving the flag to the front porch of their building which is close by and still visible from the highway. Was I out of line to even bring up the Flag Code's flag/advertising issue in this case?