The Federal Flag

Many of our citizens like to fly a United States federal flag to show their patriotism, support for military service personnel, or simply as a decorative fixture. We hope in reading this short article, you will have a better understanding of some of that flag’s association and symbolism.

The proper relationship between the states and the United States federal government is clearly spelled out by the Founders in the Articles of Confederation. This federal government was to be a product and servant of the sovereign states, not the master, and the recipient of only a few powers that were delegated to it by the states.

However, after the ratification of the Constitution in 1789, the federal government consolidated its power and in 1861 went to war against the Southern states to “preserve the Union” when those states chose to exercise their right to secede. State sovereignty effectively ended following the South’s surrender to the military force of the U.S. federal government at the end of the War for Southern Independence in 1865. Following the war, all states — not only the Southern states — became subservient to the federal government. Some states willingly submitted to federal authority, others were forcibly subjugated at the point of a bayonet. The U.S. federal government has continued to aggressively expand its power since that time and seeks to fully centralize all political power under its control. The so-called separation of powers of the federal government branches has proven to be a farce, since all the branches have eagerly participated in this illegitimate expansion of power. The insistence by these federal masters that all power should be transferred to their hands has already led us a long way down the road to tyranny, and this centralization of power continues, unabated, every day.

The United States flag is a symbol of the U.S. federal government. It has become the symbol of those who wish to increase its centralized power. It has become the symbol of endless wars, open borders, the homosexual agenda, and abortion on demand. It now represents activist judges, affirmative action and political correctness. You will note that on federal government property, such as military bases, courthouses and post office buildings, there are no state flags flying. The federal government flies only its own flag on its own property.

If you question the overbearing, all-powerful belligerence of the federal government, refer to “The Flag Code” (Public Law 94-344). Here are some excerpts:

SEC. 3 That the flag, when carried in a procession with another flag or flags, should be either on the marching right; that is, the flag’s own right, or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line.

Anybody wonder who’s the boss here?

SEC. 3 (f) When flags of states, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States, the latter should always be at the peak. … No such flag or pennant may be placed above the flag of the United States or to the United States Flag’s right.

This symbolizes supreme authority over you!

SEC. 3 (k) When used on a speaker’s platform,  the flag, if displayed flat, should be displayed above and behind the speaker. When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman’s or speaker’s right as he faces the audience.

Clergymen are singled out. Even God’s law in His own house is expected to be subordinate to federal authority.

SEC. 4 That no disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

The servant has, without question, become the Master.

SEC. 4 (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. … The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin, being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

This is blatant idolatry.

Even though the states are now found to be under subjection to their creation, we the people must not fawningly fall at the feet of this creature and demonstrate our willing subjugation by displaying the federal flag where a state flag should be flying. We should protest the brazen usurpation of its authority.

It should anger you when you pass a county schoolhouse and see a federal flag flying in front of it. It should bring you shame and sorrow when you pass a church and see the federal flag flying above the Christian flag. You should be disappointed when passing so many homes and businesses that prefer to fly the federal flag instead of their state flag. It should bring a smile to your face when you see your state flag flying defiantly against tyranny.

State and local governments: Remove that federal flag from property that does not belong to the federal government. You have a state flag of which you should be proud. Pastors: Take down that federal flag. If you display a Christian flag, put it in a position of its own authority, not in a place subordinate to the idolatrous emblem of the federal government. Individuals and businesses: Take down that federal flag and raise your state flag to show support for restoring state sovereignty.

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