Please note, this is not a political debate. This is a discussion more about the first amendment regarding the U.S. flag
Now that, that is out of the way. Buy US Obama (face) National Flag 3 X 5 ft. for sale
This company is making a U.S. flag with Obama's face on it. I don't consider myself of either political party and would be pissed even if it was Bush's face on it. But is this not illegal to produce? Maybe someone can explain it to me better, but I believe this falls under Flag Desecration, which last I checked was illegal.
I know certain laws protect the altering of a flag, but I thought that was only to flags that were created before a certain date. I'm sure everyone knows about the Assassin's Creed IV flag, which was exempt from the law due to the era the flag was created.
The definition I found online about flag desecration was as follows: Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
I also believe, but have not looked into it. maybe someone from the U.K. can let me know, we are the only country with flag desecration laws.
This law too me also seems to interfere with the First amendment of freedom of speech. I think it is ridiculous to a point that this law exists. But respect that it is there.
I would like to hear what other members of ADISC think of this law and your stance of flag defacing.