Vertical Stripes on US Flag

Dear All,

I realize this post borders on the outlandish, so please feel free to hit the delete button. Does the United States really have an *official* civil flag, as opposed to a military flag we refer to as "Old Glory?" If so, interesting outreach tool for LPSF, maybe.

If you are wondering where I unearthed this information, it was the result of my coming upon a show on the CW channel called Jericho, that addresses what happens when tragedy places a tyrannical government in charge. The flag the city of Jericho uses, I found out, is the vertical striped civil flag. Huuummm.

Marcy

Amarcy D. Berry wrote:

I realize this post borders on the outlandish, so please feel free to
hit the delete button. Does the United States really have an
*official* civil flag, as opposed to a military flag we refer to as
"Old Glory?" If so, interesting outreach tool for LPSF, maybe.

Even if this were true, I do not think it would be good outreach; you
yourself have noted multiple times the danger of looking like kooks to
the outsiders we are trying to reach.

However, note that according to Wikipedia, at <URL:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States >, the flag was
adopted 14 June 1777 by the Continental Congress (which is why 14 June
is still observed as Flag Day): “Resolved, That the flag of the United
States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be
thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new
Constellation.” It is worth noting that the resolution did not specify
the exact arrangement of stripes nor of stars.

But then the Flag Act of 1818 (<URL:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_Acts_(U.S.) >) specified that the
stripes be horizontal, fixed the number at thirteen, and provided that
new stars be added for new states, effective 4 July of the appropriate year.

~Chris

Rob,

  Actually I have seen the "OBEY" giant face around SF. There was
(maybe still is) a large one somewhere around Division and Mission
streets. I agree, Shepard Fairey's work is captivating, powerful
stuff, building on earlier styles of revolutionary political imagery
but with a unique style. The libertarian movement needs art like this.
To attract more of the kind of people who make it, we just need more
more of an idealistic, radical, and culturally alternative focus.

Love & Liberty,
        ((( starchild )))

i did a mashup of it recently that Fairey probably wouldn't appreciate -

http://www.proxinet.net/barack-obama-fairey-obey1.JPG

I'm having an artist friend clean it up. We're still going back and forth on whether to have an exclamation at the end.

Not suggesting this for LPSF use.. just a personal statement against 'the man'

d