US Flag Code Violations by Erica

Champion(s):

McGeeDean
pro vexillis


Runner(s)-Up:

BringMoreLegos
Never rank; always tier. (I'm LowdenB in LL.)


Quiz Description

Do you know your US Flag Code? Do you know which "patriotic" activities are actually against the flag code? If not, you're about to learn! When you're all done, check out http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html to learn even more! Complaints can be directed to your nearest local politician in violation of the code!

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Questions:

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag -- if they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!" - Donald J Trump. Does the US Flag Code currently impose penalties for violations?

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No

The Flag Protection Act of 1989 (Oct. 28, 1989) imposed a fine and/or up to 1 year in prison for knowingly mutilating, defacing, physically defiling, maintaining on the floor or trampling upon any flag of the United States. What year did the Supreme Court rule this unconstitutional?

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1990

"During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart." I can see one man in this image in violation of the code. What color shirt is he wearing?

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Blue

"The flag should not be displayed on a float in a parade except from a staff" This is a 4th of July float, not a second line. What city is this violation occurring in?

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New Orleans

"The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free." This violation is happening at a football game. How many Super Bowls have the Colts won?

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2

"The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery." This American flag bikini is a favorite of patriots everywhere. Who was the first African American model to cover the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue?

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Tyra Banks

"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." This is a Blue Lives Matter flag. Within 100, how many people were killed by police in 2017?

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987

"[The flag] 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." Jared Kushner spent $47 on the items in the picture. He paid with an out-of-print thousand dollar bill. What US president is on that bill?

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Grover Cleveland

"No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform." This uniform is from the Rochester Red Wings. They are the main minor league affiliate for what team, based in the true Midwest?

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Minnesota Twins

I can't find a flag code that directly says "do not hug the flag," but I think we can agree you shouldn't. What patriotic song does Mr. Trump potentially not know the words to?

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The Star Spangled Banner

This isn't about the flag, but it is about being American. When I was a child, my etiquette book said you should always sing the 1st AND 4th verse of the Star Spangled Banner at parties. Can you fill in the blank from this excerpt from the 4th verse? O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand // Between their lov’d home and the [BLANK]’s desolation!

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war

What about this one? Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land // Praise the [BLANK] that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!

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power

And this? Then conquer we must, when our cause it is [BLANK], // And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”

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just

And finally: And the star-spangled banner in [BLANK] shall wave / O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Triumph

Thank you for taking my quiz! I hope you learned about the flag! Go forth and celebrate - appropriately! - on Flag Day - which is on what day of the week this year?

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Thursday (June 14th)