Originally Posted by Marlinman
I still go to attention and salute when I see a flag being raised or lowered.
Now would that be disrespect. I mean, we're talking the US flag code, right. The argument here is flying the flag upside down is offensive because the US flag code has rules on it...
But the US flag code also doesn't allow saluting the flag out of uniform.
The US flag code is a BIG no no, on wearing the flag as a clothing item, like bikinis and shirts and stuff, which is popular now. In fact, at the DC protest from the Vietnam War, a man wearing a us flag shirt (I can't remember his name), wasn't shown on TV, except from the neck up, because of the insult...the proper way to display the flag like that is in the form of bunting.
My point and take on the matter is, it depends on what the USER is trying to convey.
Am i going to be offended if my neighbor leaves his cotton flag out at night?...no.
Am I going to be upset that his flag isn't illuminated at night?
That some hot chick is wearing a bikini with the American flag on it? NO...
No because they're being patriotic, even though it's technically wrong...
So flying a flag upside down, is saying "I love my country, and the constitution, and I don't like where the country is headed."
I bet you another thing as well... I bet anyone flying a flag upside down right now is pretty damned patriotic.
Kind of like wearing a crucifix upside down...what is the user trying to convey. Are they satanic?, anti christian?.... or are they being symbolic to the apostles who were crucified, and asked to be crucified upside down, because they weren't worthy to be executed like Jesus....