Well, Brother Daryl had a reaction to one of those protests:
This is the flag that so offended him:This desecration of our flag is another blatant example of the intolerant left’s disrespect toward our nation, our flag, and our veterans! pic.twitter.com/Rz6pblTLw8— Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (@RepMetcalfe) April 11, 2018
Despite the fact that the above is obviously First Amendment protected political speech, it's just as obvious that Metcalfe is taking 36 U.S.C.§176 very seriously:
(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.So I take it he'll be denouncing this soon (if he hasn't already):
That last image pivots to another section of 36 U.S.C.§176:
(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.So I suppose Rep Metcalfe will be denouncing this disrespect for the flag:
Look at the shawl! It's an American Flag and SHE CUT TWO HOLES THROUGH IT. Furthermore, the above mentioned flag code clearly states:
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as...water....Wouldn't her shoulders count? Her hair? And what if she beings to sweat? Isn't sweat mostly water? She slashed an American flag (twice!) and has put it in a position to soak up her armpit sweat.
How can that possibly be acceptable to a proud defender of the flag like State Rep Daryl Metcalfe? When can we expect him to denounce these violations of the flag code?