A college campus conducted a staged protest and as a part of this protest, the american flag was layed on the ground and individuals walked on it. A woman, Michelle Manhart, a former air force staff sgt saw this action and took great offense to the desecration of the US Flag, so she intervened. She lectured the protesters first, then took the flag and held it, refusing to give it back until the police were called. She was so offended by the misuse of the flag, she decided to fight with the police One problem. Michelle Manhart posed nude with the flag for money, draping it on the floor, and desecrating it herself. Apparently, Michelles right wing handlers didnt do their homework before they unleashed her on the protesters... Michelle has some explaining to do. Of course, while appearing on FOX news this morning to talk about how horrified she was that the flag was desecrated, BILL HEMMER made NO MENTION of the flag code or her previous posing nude with the flag with it draped on the ground. Hypocrisy knows no bounds with either FOX news or the right wing. §176. Respect for flag 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. • (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. • (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise. • (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. • (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general. • (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. • (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling. • (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature. • (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything. • (i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown. • (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart. • (k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Nobody in the right wing understands the US flag code apparently. TOS.