questionshow do you feel about people wearing us flag…

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It is disrespectful. I agree with everything urocyon says (above)

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I find it perversely amusing when "patriots" are fine with wearing a flag, flying a tattered one in the dark or rain, or having a politician autograph one, yet go all jihad when someone burns one. The first three are explicitly disrespectful per the Flag Code (USC Title 4 Chapter 1), while the last is the preferred, respectful way to dispose of a flag. Skip down to §7-8 here:

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm

Right there in the laws, folks. Doesn't anyone teach history in schools anymore?

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You never see any really nice clothes, with a flag motif, it always seems to be the sort of stuff that doesn't appeal to me. So if I am feeling "in the moment" I might wear a red white and blue outfit, but that is the extent of it. I do get a little creeped out when it is something skimpy, like a speedo, or thong bikini, but not really offended. As someone else said, it bothers me more when people don't stand for the anthem.

@gideonfrost: Ha,ha, I saw a guy yesterday wearing one, and I could not decide if it was ironic or not. He looked like Cheech Marin, but with long hair. Just as I blurted, "three wolf moon" his woman walked up, wearing a similar shirt with an Indian maiden on it. Definitely not ironic.

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@kamikazeken: I have your back on this one. To wear an actual flag as clothing is a big no-no, but a flag themed shirt, hat or other attire is appropriate. I am saying this about the flag of the USA, if anyone wonders.

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1. It is wrong to desecrate the US Flag.
2. Clothing with red and white stripes and white stars on a blue background may look similar to a US flag, but it is NOT in fact a flag that has been desecrated. It is simply a clothing item that has a them/pattern similar to a flag. NOTHING TO GET WORKED UP OVER.
3. I will bend over backwards to defend your RIGHT to burn a flag, but don't be surprised if I exercise a little bit of civil disobedience and punch you right in the face when you do it.

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It is against US Code to, I don't agree with people who do but in most cases I won't say anything. I was in the service and don't see anything wrong with flag going on a shoulder or hat.

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@jenntil: i actually agree with your interpretation of it. it's wrong to take an actual flag, cut a neckhole and armholes and wear it. but a tshirt with a flag on it is more than acceptable.
i'm glad to get everyone's opinions though

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@gideonfrost: Or a little mistake. ...Depending. ;-)

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@kmeltzer: I've been thinking about buying that shirt for a long time. I am not cool enough to pull it off ironically though I'd just look like a tool.

On the topic. I do own a pair of Flag swim trunks that I bought last year to go tubing sort of a last second late night joke buy. However I think it's dumb to wear flag designed stuff. Also I'm pretty sure these shorts were made in china and the white parts in water...lets just say big mistake.

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@ w00tgurl: Where in the link to Wikipedia does it say an article of clothing should not be worn with an imprint or design of the American flag? I think you and most other posters here may be confused by the wording. It states that the flag itself should not be worn as clothing, as well the image of the flag should not be imprinted or stitched into something that would be disposed of after use, but most people don't dispose of clothing after use. The clothing may be donated to Goodwill or the Salvation Army but that is not the same as if it were being disposed of.

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@elforman: I don't think you're understand the true meaning of it. You are allowed to get worked up over it and even express displeasure over it. You just can't codify against freedom of expression. Bazinga!

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Doesn't bother me.

It's better than those tacky wolf shirts!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Mountain-Three-Short-Sleeve/dp/B002HJ377A (read the comments)

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So what about a flag pin on the lapel. Technically is it disrespectful because it is not a complete flag?
(question for anti flag shirt people)

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I think it's tacky, but then again, I'm not the one wearing it.

The only issue I see is having some freak run up behind flag-wearing person and try to burn the flag off of them.

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@okham: Certainly you're entitled to your beliefs. But to attempt to codify those beliefs into law which would curtail the rights of others, such as the proposed flag-burning amendment that gets media attention every few years, in an infringement upon others' freedom. Your right to do or believe what you want ends at the point where my rights begin, as long as nobody's health or property are endangered.

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I find it more annoying when people won't stand or render a proper salute. But that's OK too. They've got that right.

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@elforman: Isn't freedom and the core of our patriotism the right to have your own beliefs? Even if those don't line up with your own, such as getting worked up about something you don't agree with?

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Not disrepectful, but I do think it's tacky.

For me, the really amusing part is that most of the flag based items are made overseas. Way to support the economy...

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I think it's a tacky way to show one's patriotism, but I wouldn't call it offensive or blasphemous. Personally, I think the best way to respect the flag as a symbol is to fly it on a pole.

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100% behind you on this. Saw your listing and the 'dissappointing' (choosing a mild word here) comments. I do have flag-like Ts & even a silk shirt. IMO, it is not disrespectful to wear them.

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I am not offended by anyone who would choose to wear US flag clothing - but I also would not wear it myself. I have a large flagpole in the back of my house, and in my opinion, that is where the flag belongs (on display in an appropiate place). I don't criticize people who would choose to wear a clothing item - ooops, my dog has a flag bandana!

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Anyone who gets worked up over the desecration of a symbol or icon such as a flag does not know the true meaning of freedom or patriotism.