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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Controversy Brews Over Obama Campaign Use Of American Flag


A controversy has been stirring over the last three weeks after www.barackobama.com offered a limited edition lithograph with depiction of the American Flag with the blue square and white stars removed ~ replacing them with Obama's campaign "Horizon 'O'". U.S. Flag Code - Title 4
"The American Flag should not bear any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature."
Chapter 1, Section 3 prohibits
"the use of the flag for advertising purposes." 
Of course there's always the "fair use clause" for satire or unique (but unaltered) use in events or promotion of events.

Use by the President of The United States should technically be strict.

Obama not only endorses his official campaign website but personally approved this artwork for sale.

Then, there was also this recent incident at a Democratic Headquarters office …

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