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is it illegal to hang your flag upside down...... to show distress of the nation?
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is it illegal to hang your flag upside down...... to show distress of the nation?

is there laws that let people do this...
or is there laws banning it

Quaestori ulterior Hispania
nope just do it

get a job

No but not that many people will understand

You have a flag?? lol...

Just take it down, and put up mine- A Canadian one

No but its pretty dimwitted it shows that youv been taken over

it's just a flag, nobody cares.

Everyone is going to think you're a douche though.

It's not illegal it's just disrespectful!

uhhh i would imagine there are no laws saying how you must hang your flag

afterall, we live in america. not communist china

You are suppose to fly it half mast

Upside down is that YOU personaly are in distress and require help.

The local authorities might charge (monetary) you if they respond to your location thinking you were in distress. Pretty much you are crying wolf.

nope its not illegal, war veterans may find it extremely disrespectful, but no its not illegal.
Military law prohibits it.

Depends on the country. It is illegal in Indonesia. It is not illegal in the USA.

I remember when we were complaining about Bush and we were called traitors and told "America, love it or leave it."

But then again, your bunch is more about "do as I say, and not as I do."

Error on Page
People burn the flag all the time. If you turn it upside down to try and make a point then I don't see why their would be a problem with it.

Ms. M
Technically I think it is.. but I doubt you're going to get the Fed police coming to cite you

PS, what kind of political statement is this?? Looking for approval? Worrying over legality?

Fake N
You've freedom of expression in this country, so I believe you may hang it however you wish. However, I will say that I don't believe it's the best of ideas, and I for one disagree with it.

No Quater in Denison
No it is not against the law. It is expressing your dissatisfaction with the present political situation. America is closer to the brink of total failure than it has ever been.

No, it is a distress call, but be ready for local ramifications from your neighbors if you are not making a ligament call for help. You are protected under law, but not from an a** beating, until police arrive. I hope you use common sense in your actions, I do not want you or your family to be harmed, take care and God Bless.

Just Me
Showing any kind of disrespect toward the American flag is illegal. Hanging it in any manner other that it should not be (such as upside down) is not acceptable. Nowhere does it say it is ok to do this.

Here is a link to The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions http://senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30243.pdf

People who think there is no law... go back to school and learn about THIS country.

Not as I understand the flag code. Each state has different laws, but usually the code pertains more to physical signs of disrespect, such as mutilation and defacing. So long as you physically respect the flag itself, you can use it to show your feelings without getting in trouble with the law..

No, there is no law against desecrating the flag in any way, and this isn't even desecrating it. Since flying it upside down is to be used as a distress signal, you should probably only use it in a situation where your symbolism is clear--such as a political gathering, Rage Against the Machine concert, etc. You wouldn't want to fly it that way on your house, and have the cops kick in the door because you sent a distress signal that they misinterpreted--that misunderstanding could be all your fault, and you could get in trouble for it.

Baby V
In April 2006, protesters held a US flag union down to protest pending federal legislation, in Costa Mesa, California.
Section 8a states "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."

So i guess the answer to your question is no it is not illegal. Yes, you may do it but only in absolute distress.


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