Should we be able to kneel during the National Anthem

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.