Wednesday, October 03, 2007

CNN: OK To Fly Mexican Flag Over US Flag

A Mexican bar owner in Reno Nevada flew the Mexican flag above that of the United States. Only problem is that this is specifically illegal under United States Code Section 7, Title Four, which states,
(c) No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the
same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of
America, except during church services conducted by naval chaplains
at sea, when the church pennant may be flown above the flag during
church services for the personnel of the Navy. No person shall
display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or
international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior
prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United
States at any place within the United States or any Territory or
possession thereof: Provided, That nothing in this section shall
make unlawful the continuance of the practice heretofore followed
of displaying the flag of the United Nations in a position of
superior prominence or honor, and other national flags in positions
of equal prominence or honor, with that of the flag of the United
States at the headquarters of the United Nations.

The brazen effrontery of the bar prompted an American veteran to cut down both flags. But when CNN reported on the event, they managed to significantly skew the perception. The CNN report simply states that the veteran was angry that the Mexican flag was placed above that of the US- no mention was made that it was in fact illegal under US law. CNN compounded their offense by showing in their video clip, not the actual words of the relevant US code that outlaws this action, but instead 'flag rules' taken from, thus downplaying the actual offense, by suggesting that athe law is in fact merely recommended behavior.

As in so much relating to the illegal alien lobby, apprently it is OK with CNN for immigrants to disrespect and/or disobey the laws of our country, but let one American try to react, and they scream bloody murder. Balance? What balance? Cross-posted on NewsBusters.


Anonymous said...

I think the display at the bar was extremely disrespectful and idiotic. The Flag Code has no enforcement provisions, no penalties, no fines. Therefore it has no teeth. CNN is essentially correct, therefore, that adherence to the Flag Code is strictly voluntary.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and you must be an illegal alien. Where is the respect for the American Flag and our country? It's ignorant disrespectful tree-hugging idiots like you who make defending the honor of our great country such an unnecessary struggle. When you live in the USA, have some respect for this nation or go back to Mexico and see how quick the rights you had here will be missed! I am so tired of people crying and complaining about people who stand up for what is right. Like I said, if you don't like it here, get the hell out and don't come back. I guarantee the grass is NOT greener on the other side.....and I don't mean marijuana you stupid fools!