posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 01:12 PM
reply to post by 3nLiGhT3n
Section 700 A1 of the USC Flag code states the following:
§ 700. Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
• (a)(1) 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 think that covers the accidentally did it portion.
The flag code also states that the American Flag should not be used on "tissues", "napkins" or other disposable and temporary surfaces.
In my younger years, as a boy scout, I performed flag duty a lot. We all had to read the flag code and it really shows you the level of respect that
earlier generations had for our national symbol and country's values.
I have seen folks raise flags to half mast and let them know that they must raise it fully momentarily then slowly lower it to half mast. When taking
it down for the day, you must raise it fully then lower it.
It may not mean much to many people on this post that Lil Wayne trampled on it but then you wonder why the country is falling apart. It is because of
a lack of respect that promoting such incidents bring about and everyone taking their freedoms for granted.
One more thing, regardless of what his intent was during the video shoot and whatever his lyrics say, it is clear to me that Lil Wayne probably
wouldn't have much of a career if the flag (and country) he so tramples didn't give him the rights to produce and perform his lyrics in a public
forum. You can't use our freedoms while trampling the very symbol of it under your feet. He should have been fined for trying to incite a riot or
something except nobody around him seems to have cared enough to assemble and stop him.