Martial Law Flag "Pursuant to 4 U.S.C. chapter 1, §§1, 2, & 3; Executive Order 10834, August 21, 1959; 24 F.R.6865; a military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a YELLOW FRINGE border on three sides. The President of the United States designates this deviation from the regular flag, by executive order, and in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the military. The placing of a fringe on the national flag, the dimensions of the flag and the arrangement of the stars in the union are matters of detail not controlled by statute, but are within the discretion of the President as Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy." 34 Ops. Atty. Gen. 83.(Second photo of Stephen Hadley, December 2007.)
President, Dwight David Eisenhower, by Executive Order No.10834, signed on August 21, 1959 and printed in the Federal Register at 24 F.R. 6865, pursuant to law, stated that: "A military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a yellow fringe border on three sides."
You can go read it and judge for yourself. According to the Executive Order, these matters rest within the (tremendous and ever expanding) purview of the President as Commander in Chief. And we all know how much George has loved being Commander in Chief. I think he enjoys every single trapping of power, and he probably really gets his rocks off standing in front of fringed and tasseled flags with spread eagle finials, especially knowing that the meaning is lost on most people. Talk about getting away with bloody murder...
So, have we been under Martial Law for years, as many suspect? Has the evidence been in our faces this whole time? Would George Bush love that kind of brazen smackdown?
Dates and symbols and secret codes hold meaning to the underworld. While it may seem flaky and ridiculous to normal people who obviously have more important things to worry about, tuning it all out deprives us of important clues. Remember when Tommy Lee Jones picked up the tabloids in Men in Black to find out what was going on? There's some truth to that. We are dealing with whack-jobs.
So I have been intrigued to notice the flags since Obama's election.
On his third press conference (11/25/08), the flags sported no fringe or tassels. I don't know about the finials. At the recent appearance with Al Gore, the flags do have fringe but no tassels, and the display does not call attention to the fringe.
In contrast, the last picture was taken sometime before his election.
Hopefully what we're seeing is a transition back to a constitutional government, but we're not there yet. Nevertheless, it's always a good thing when they know that we know about their secret handshakes and dog whistles and all that kooky stuff. If they want to deny that the fringe means anything, well, fine. Take it off then. Either it means something or it doesn't. If it doesn't, remove it. What's the big deal?
You tell me.