A Military Flag
And to further confirm and understand the significance of what I have told you, you need to understand the fringe on the United States flag. Read the
First the appearance of our flag is defined in Title 4 sec. 1. U.S.C.. "The flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate
red and white; and the union of the flag shall be forty-eight stars, white in a blue field." (my note - of course when new states are admitted, new
stars are added.)
A foot note was added on page 1113 of the same section which says: "Placing of fringe on the national flag, the dimensions of the flag, and
arrangement of the stars are matters of detail not controlled by statute, but within the discretion of the President as commander-in-chief of the Army
and Navy." 1925, 34 Op.Atty.Gen. 483.
The president, as military commander, can add a yellow fringe to our flag. When would this be done? During time of war. Why? A flag with a fringe is
an ensign, a military flag. Read the following.
"Pursuant to U.S.C. Chapter 1, 2, and 3; Executive Order No. 10834, August 21, 1959, 24 F.R. 6865, a military flag is a flag that resembles the
regular flag of the United States, except that it has a YELLOW FRINGE, bordered on three sides. The President of the United states designates this
deviation from the regular flag, by executive order, and in his capacity as COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of the Armed forces."
From the National Encyclopedia, Volume 4:
"Flag, an emblem of a nation; usually made of cloth and flown from a staff. From a military standpoint flags are of two general classes, those flown
from stationary masts over army posts, and those carried by troops in formation. The former are referred to by the general name flags. The latter are
called colors when carried by dismounted troops. Colors and Standards are more nearly square than flags and are made of silk with a knotted Fringe of
Yellow on three sides...use of the flag. The most general and appropriate use of the flag is as a symbol of authority and power."
"...The agency of the master is devolved upon him by the law of the flag. The same law that confers his authority ascertains its limits, and the flag
at the mast-head is notice to all the world of the extent of such power to bind the owners or freighters by his act. The foreigner who deals with this
agent has notice of that law, and, if he be bound by it, there is not injustice. His notice is the national flag which is hoisted on every sea and
under which the master sails into every port, and every circumstance that connects him with the vessel isolates that vessel in the eyes of the world,
and demonstrates his relation to the owners and freighters as their agent for a specific purpose and with power well defined under the national
maritime law." Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1914.
Don't be thrown by the fact they are talking about the sea, and that it doesn't apply to land. Admiralty law came on land in 1845 with the Act of
1845 by Congress. Next a court case:
"Pursuant to the "Law of the Flag", a military flag does result in jurisdictional implication when flown. The Plaintiff cites the following:
"Under what is called international law, the law of the flag, a shipowner who sends his vessel into a foreign port gives notice by his flag to all
who enter into contracts with the shipmaster that he intends the law of the flag to regulate those contracts with the shipmaster that he either submit
to its operation or not contract with him or his agent at all." Ruhstrat v. People, 57 N.E. 41, 45, 185 ILL. 133, 49 LRA 181, 76 AM.
I have had debates with folks that take great issue with what I have said, they dogmatically say the constitution is the law and the government is
outside the law. I wish they were right, but they fail to see or understand that the American people have been conquered, unknowingly, but conquered
all the same.