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Old 12-07-2016, 10:44 AM   #1
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Lookin' to buy a national yacht ensign with the "Thin Blue Line." So far, no good.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:56 AM   #2
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Google's search......https://www.thinbluelineusa.com/prod...-american-flag
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:08 AM   #3
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No criticism, just curiosity. I saw a somewhat similar flag with all the white lines replaced with blue, does that mean the same thing ? I thought it was against the law to tamper with the national flag.
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:11 AM   #4
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While I appreciate the sentiment, I can't support the idea. It seems to me that our national flag is a distinctive representation of our country and I can't really support modifying it for the cause de juer.

Can you imagine having not only the blue line flag for police officers but what about...

Red line for HIV
Yellow Line for Military
Black line for POW/MIA
Pink line for Breast Cancer patients
Light Blue for Prostate Cancer patients
and the list goes on....
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:33 PM   #6
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Mr. dh. Agree 100%! The only acceptable alternative to the Stars and Stripes that can be flown by a recreational vessel that I'm aware of is the Yacht Ensign (flag shown by OP is NOT a yacht ensign!) http://houstonyachtclub.com/OnTheWat...gProtocol.aspx
I suggest the OP get a bumper sticker..."Support your local sheriff" or such.

IF the OP was to take your suggestion of different colored stripes for honoring ALL deserving parties it would probably look like this. Like it Mr. a?

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Old 12-07-2016, 12:41 PM   #7
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While I appreciate the sentiment, I can't support the idea. It seems to me that our national flag is a distinctive representation of our country and I can't really support modifying it for the cause de juer.

Can you imagine having not only the blue line flag for police officers but what about...

Red line for HIV
Yellow Line for Military
Black line for POW/MIA
Pink line for Breast Cancer patients
Light Blue for Prostate Cancer patients
and the list goes on....
Agreed. Hijacking the flag crosses a line. How about a blue ribbon?
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:48 PM   #8
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I thought it was against the law to tamper with the national flag.
It's not against the law... Just against the flag code. They are the guidelines for the display and respect of the flag, however, there are no penalties or enforcement provisions.
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:16 PM   #9
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It's not against the law... Just against the flag code. They are the guidelines for the display and respect of the flag, however, there are no penalties or enforcement provisions.
Yup, thank goodness. As you point out, flag etiquette is there so folks can properly show respect for the flag if they so choose. Being able to choose NOT to is part of what the 1st amendment t is all about.
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