It’s interesting that kneeling has been such a flashpoint since the US Flag Code is regularly violated in many other ways:
- Flag patches shouldn’t be worn on costumes or uniforms that are not service or patriotic organizations (e.g. military, fire, police, scouts, etc).
- A flag should not be used as apparel, bedding or drapery as it should always hang free
- A flag should never be carried flat/horizontally (except on a casket)
- A flag should never be used as a component of advertising
I’m guessing most of us have seen examples of these many times…often without realizing they were an issue.