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Old Nov 16th 2006, 5:41 pm
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The town board in the small community west of Las Vegas voted this week to make it illegal to fly a foreign nation's flag by itself

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline...ory_is_th.html

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Old Nov 16th 2006, 5:44 pm
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that's pretty ridiculous...they say flags that illegals bring with them, so what if someone weren't illegal then? What would they do?

And what happened to freedom of speech, okay, this would be expression...but still...
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that's pretty ridiculous...they say flags that illegals bring with them, so what if someone weren't illegal then? What would they do?

And what happened to freedom of speech, okay, this would be expression...but still...
Another article on the law mentioned that it didn't matter if the flag was a Union Jack or the Mexican flag, had to be flown UNDERNEATH the American flag.
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since when does a few rednecks in a council trump the constitution?
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Its always been the law around here.......no-one has any problem with it...or if they do they just don't fly their own country flag....

http://hometown.aol.com/phillman17/laws.htm

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Originally Posted by dan_alford
Another article on the law mentioned that it didn't matter if the flag was a Union Jack or the Mexican flag, had to be flown UNDERNEATH the American flag.
again that's bullshit.
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Originally Posted by dan_alford
Another article on the law mentioned that it didn't matter if the flag was a Union Jack or the Mexican flag, had to be flown UNDERNEATH the American flag.
The federal government has a set of laws on how the US flag is to be flown and in what position in relation to state, city and other country flags. The US flag is on top and other flags in order of priority, i.e. state, city, foreign, if on a single flag pole.

Superseded by the following:

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html#1

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I found this bit interesting....because so many other countries flags are flown below the USA one...

When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.
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Originally Posted by Rete
The federal government has a set of laws on how the US flag is to be flown and in what position in relation to state, city and other country flags. The US flag is on top and other flags in order of priority, i.e. state, city, foreign, if on a single flag pole.
they are not laws however they are guidelines.

To make it law, again would supercede the US constitution.
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Originally Posted by Manc
again that's bullshit.
Yeah! I though AWP had found a federal reg stating that they had to be flown at equal mast?


oops I see you guys beat me to it!
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Kind of finding some of those comments pretty amusing on that article
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Originally Posted by Manc
they are not laws however they are guidelines.

To make it law, again would supercede the US constitution.
Ahhh here is the LAW

http://www.wi.net/flag.html
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From the senate

http://www.senate.gov/reference/reso...df/RL30243.pdf

"...international usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace"
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Originally Posted by Rete
Ahhh here is the LAW

http://www.wi.net/flag.html
Laws with no penalties:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Flag_Code

"These are US Federal law, but there is no penalty for failure to comply with them and they are not widely enforced — indeed, punitive enforcement would conflict with the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, as the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled when the subject has come up in the past."
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Originally Posted by Old William
From the senate

http://www.senate.gov/reference/reso...df/RL30243.pdf

"...international usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace"
Come to think of it, I've never seen two flags on one pole before.
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