Many will tell you that an upside down American flag means “the country is in distress.” The US Flag Code allows this use of the flag in situations of “dire distress,” but the intention was distress as in immediate danger to life and limb, such as your ship is sinking at sea, an SoS signal. It does not explicitly sanction use of the flag in this way at political rallies, where no person or property is in any real immediate distress or danger. This is a political extension of the meaning and therefore not in accordance with the flag code. It is just gratuitous abuse of the flag, in order to express a political message.
If you use a black and white flag, though, it would not be disrespectful to the US flag and would not represent destruction of America, because it would not be the actual US flag…
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Stop stop this. Madness now. They are. , are killing my country. This. is a. Living death..when. evil pervails Gods. judgement has. Come. Help someonr
Better re read the flag code. Most military fully understand the difference between will, shall ,must vs may, should. . Which has the greater value- the 1st Amendment or a piece of cloth ? One may not like any non standard use of the flag but any use of the flag is part of the constitution.
I am not saying you don’t have a right to do it, just that it seems stupid and offensive to many to see the flag flown upside down It is especially offensive to a lot of veterans, who see it as a symbol of what they fought for. You usually see Nazis, KKK, Communists and radical illegal aliens flying the flag upside down. The 1st Amendment does not protect you from being criticized by the rest of us. Stop the stupidity. Fly the flag the way it is supposed to be flown, unless you want the rest of us to think you are KKK and/or a moron.