Today, President Obama is slated to travel to the University of Iowa to campaign in the crucial battleground state. The Obama campaign’s “advance team” has been making preparations for the president’s appearance since Monday, sources at the university tell TheBlaze.
But no one was prepared for the photo that was taken at the Obama speaking location as the Democratic National Convention wrapped up in Charlotte, N.C.
The photo is of the preparation for the president’s speech on the quad of the historic Iowa campus. In the near distance sits the stately old Iowa Capitol, and sitting on the ground, a gigantic American flag.
The American Flag Code states clearly that the National Colors should never, ever touch the ground. Section 8 of the code is entitled “Respect for flag” and notates:
“No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.”
“The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.”
The photo was posted on the University of Iowa’s official Facebook page with the caption: “Preparations continue on the Pentacrest for tomorrow’s Presidential visit.” The image has sparked outrage and disgust from many viewers.
Men and Women have given their life and limb to protect the American Flag, this is a total lack of respect. The American Flag should never touch the ground.
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