Tuesday, July 19, 2011
GET THAT GOLD FRINGE OFF MY FLAG
GOLD FRINGED FLAG
The flags displayed in State courts and courts of the United States have gold or yellow fringes. That is your WARNING that you are entering into a foreign enclave, the same as if you are stepping into a foreign embassy and you will be under the jurisdiction of that flag. The flag with the gold or yellow fringe has no constitution, no laws, and no rules of court, and is not recognized by any nation on the earth, and is foreign to you and the United States of America. more information
MILITARY FLAG WITH THE GOLD FRINGE
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.
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."
THE LAW OF THE FLAG
The Law of the Flag, an International Law, which is recognized by every nation of the planet, is defined as:
"... a rule to the effect that a vessel is a part of the territory of the nation whose flag she flies. The term is used to designate the RIGHTS under which a ship owner, who sends his vessel into a foreign port, gives notice by his flag to all who enter into contracts with the ship master that he intends the Law of that Flag to regulate those contracts, and that they must either submit to its operation or not contract with him or his agent at all." Ref.: Ruhstrat v. People, 57 N.E. 41
By the doctrine of "four cornering" the flag establishes the law of the country that it represents. For example, the embassies of foreign countries, in Washington D.C., are "four cornered" by walls or fencing, creating an "enclave." Within the boundaries of the "enclave" of the foreign embassy, the flag of that foreign country establishes the jurisdiction and law of that foreign country, which will be enforced by the Law of the Flag and international treaty. If you enter an embassy, you will be subject to the laws of that country, just as if you board a ship flying a foreign flag, you will be subject to the laws of that flag, enforceable by the "master of the ship," (Captain), by the law of the flag.
When you enter a courtroom displaying a gold or yellow fringed flag, you have just entered into a foreign country, and you better have your passport with you, because you may not be coming back to the land of the free for a long time. The judge sitting under a gold or yellow fringe flag becomes the "captain" or "master" of that ship or enclave and he has absolute power to make the rules as he goes. The gold or yellow fringe flag is your warning that you are leaving your Constitutionally secured RIGHTS on the floor outside the door to that courtroom.
This is exactly why so many judges are appointed, and not elected by the people. The Federal judges are appointed by the President, the national military commander in chief. The State judges are appointed by the Governors, the state military commanders. The judges are appointed because the courts are military courts and civilians do not "elect" military officers.
Under martial law, you are presumed guilty until proven innocent.
The gold-fringed flag only stands inside military courts that sit in summary court martial proceedings against civilians and such courts are governed in part by local rules, but more especially by "The Manual of Courts Martial", U.S., 1994 Ed., at Art. 99, (c)(1)(b), pg. IV-34, PIN 030567-0000, U.S. Government Printing Office, Wash. D.C. The details of the crimes that civilians can commit, that are classed as 'Acts of War,' cover 125 pages in the Manual of Courts Martial.
Under Article IV, section 3, of the Constitution for the united States of America, no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State. So -- Why have the judges of the State and Federal courts been allowed to erect foreign enclaves within our public courthouses under a foreign flag with the yellow fringe upon the soil of your state?
We just thought you would like to know, so that the next time you see this yellow fringed flag you will know what you are looking at and what it really means. If you are in Spain and you see the National Flag of Spain, you would know that you are under the jurisdiction of Spain; and their laws govern you at this time. You are officially NOTICED when you see their flag. This is an admiralty law that says that all who see this flag understand they are governed by the laws of the country that this flag represents. You SHOULD understand that the gold or yellow fringed flag signifies the same thing. It is a notice to you that you are under the rules and regulations of the military force that is flying that flag.
Are you familiar with martial law?
Does your attorney understand what this flag means?
"It is an elementary rule of pleading, that a plea to the jurisdiction is a tacit (silent) admission that the court has a right to judge the case and is a waiver to all exception to the jurisdiction."(Girty v. Logan, 6 Bush KY, 8)
Yellow Fringed Admiralty Flag
Fringe On The U.S. Flag What Does It Mean?
United States Executive Order 10834
Patriots are subjected to much ridicule when they object to [Admiralty flag] the flag that appears in every government office and courtroom in the land.
That flag is the United States flag... with one seemingly minor cosmetic
difference - a knotted golden fringe on three sides.
Government officials and judges adamantly refuse requests to remove the gold fringed flag and replace it with the constitutional flag of the United States as defined in 4 U.S.C. Section 1,2, and 3 - which has NO fringe.
Why should anyone be concerned about this apparently innocent decorative feature? What difference does it make?
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Fringe On The U.S. Flag What Does It Mean?
What Does The Gold-Fringed Flag Signify?
It is commonplace to see a gold-fringed United States flag standing in the
present-day courtrooms. Is the gold fringe there for decoration only, or
does it signify a certain jurisdiction? Make no mistake about it -- the
American People have been put on notice that the normal constitutional
functions of government have been suspended and that their Land has been placed under martial law. The information below is not by any means exhaustive, but will at least point the reader in the right direction to do additional research on his own.
Pursuant to the "Law of the Flag," a military flag does result in
jurisdictional implications when flown
(Ruhstrat v. People, 57 N.E. 41, 45, 185 Ill. 133, 49 LRA 181, 76 Am).
Under the powers designated by these statutes, the President may: seize
property, organize and control the means of production, seize commodities,assign military forces abroad, institute martial law, seize and control all transportation and communications, regulate the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel, and, in a plethora of particular ways,
control the lives of all American citizens.... (United
States Senate Report 93-549, 19 November 1973).
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THE FLAG, AS WITH ALL THINGS IN LAW, IS HIGHLY DEFINED.
Treatise - by Velma Gay
On The Title 4 U.S.C. 1,
American Flag of Peace of the united States of America
THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO PROVISIONS IN THE LAW FOR ADDING A FOURTH COLOR (YELLOW FRINGE) TO THE TITLE 4 U.S.C. 1,2 FLAG.
THE LAW OF THE FLAG
The Law of the Flag, an International Law, which is recognized by every nation of the planet, is defined as:
" .. a rule to the effect that a vessel is a part of the territory of the nation whose flag she flies. The term is used to designate the RIGHTS under which a ship owner, who sends his vessel into a foreign port, gives notice by his flag to all who enter into contracts with the ship master that he intends the Law of that Flag to regulate those contracts, and that they must either submit to its operation or not contract with him or his agent at all." Ref.: Ruhstrat v. People, 57 N.E. 41
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Rocky Mountain News
Wed. May 22, 1996
Legal Notices Section
The legal notices here displayed concern property seized by Federal agents as booty under Admiralty law. Notice is required so that anyone who might have an interest in the property seized has opportunity to seek to protect his interest.
One would not be wise to attempt this, though. Most likely, any excuse will be used to allege that the party claiming interest in the property was a party to the alleged offense that resulted in the original seizure.
The allegation is enough to justify the taking of property - under Admiralty law guilt is presumed. The claimant might well lose other property not yet in the hands of these land going pirates, even though no actual conviction of any offense is ever entered. Check your local paper's legal notices. Look into the cases cited and see if any conviction occurs - or if any charges were even filed - against the persons whose property was seized.
Colorado is a long ways from the ocean. Admiralty law is farther still from the common law recognized under Federal and State constitutions.
FRINGE ON THE FLAG?
For many years rumors have been spread through the United States concerning the origin and meaning of the gold fringe which frequently decorates the Stars and Stripes. It has been claimed that such fringe is without proper authorization; that it is symbolic of the end of the gold standard as the basis for United States currency; or that it indicates the substitution of admiralty courts and martial law for common law courts and procedures, as part of a conspiracy supposedly instigated by Communists, Jews, Masons, liberals, feminists, homosexuals, or other "un-American" groups. Many of these claims are spread by radio talk programs, cassette tapes, lectures and other non-written form. The following can be stated with certainty:
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Flag Code, Etiquette and Laws
Executive Orders And Laws relating to National Emergencies Laws http://www.disastercenter.com/laworder/50chap34.htm
NOTICE *** WARNING *** NOTICE *** WARNING
Forward to to every American Voter ALIVE...
When does a Non-Constitutional Gold Fringe Flag
Florida Supreme Court have the rights to VIOLATE
Voters Rights Stopping the Counts of We The People.?
You Violated Our Constitution, operating under
"color of STATUTORY LAW", WE WANT THE TRUTH..!!
In light of the legal events in Florida... study this one more time!
The Original 13th Article of Amendment
The "Bar" Treaty of 1947
Effectively Tying the Bar Associations of the Respective
Pan-American States Together and subverting our Constitution to
United Nations International Law
Admiralty law: seizure and forfeiture
By Jim Welch
I would like to bring up a most important point regarding the application of Admiralty Law against the American people.
An example is the below case. Others occur on a daily basis throughout the United States with every seizure of property without the property owner being charged in any crime. Rather they "charge" the property with the crime and seize the property.
Here is the point. The application of Admiralty Law against the People was one of the main causes of the Revolutionary War. The Founders were adamant in their opposition to this practice and there was never any provision for this oppression allowed in the Constitution.
Rather, just the opposite is evidenced by three documents. The Declaration of Independence was actually the third Declaration issued by the Founders. The Declaration of Independence culminated the frustrations of the Colonies because Great Britian ignored the pleas to correct the injustices listed in the 2 earlier Declarations. AND BOTH LISTED THE APPLICATION OF ADMIRALTY LAW AGAINST THE PEOPLE AS A GRIEVANCE!
The first Declaration was the, "DECLARATION AND RESOLVES OF THE FIRST
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS," October 14,1774.
I wish to underscore the significance of placing this grievance in the FIRST paragraph of this declaration of grievances. In the FIRST paragraph, our Founding Fathers stated:
"Whereas, since the close of the last war, the British parliament, claiming a power, of right, to bind the people of America by statutes in all cases whatsoever, hath, in some acts, expressly imposed taxes on them, and in others, under various pretences, but in fact for the purpose of raising a revenue, hath imposed rates and duties payable in these colonies, established a board, with unconstitutional powers, and extended the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty, not only for collecting the said duties , but for the trial of causes merely arising within the
body of a county."
NOTES: The "last war" they are referring to is the "French and Indian War." Please notice the Founder's objection to the extension of Courts of Admiralty. These Courts were to operate on the high seas, and to serve as collectors for duties on imported goods or fees associated with ships as well as administering the "Prize Courts" (the seizure of property). These courts, however, were not supposed to be applied on land against the people. On land, the People were to be served by "Common Law." They were never supposed to be used "for the trial of causes merely arising within the body of a county."
Great Britian ignored the first declaration, and so the following year, the Founders went on to again bring up this grievance in the second declaration issued on July 6, 1775. This Declaration is known as, "THE DECLARATION OF THE CAUSES AND NECESSITY OF TAKING UP ARMS."
In this declaration the Founders state:
"These devoted colonies were judged to be in such a state, as to present victories without bloodshed, and all the easy emoluments of statuteable plunder." (MY NOTE: Please understand the preceeding sentence. Today is a carbon copy repeat of this philosphy of government)
"The uninterrupted tenor of their peaceable and respectful behaviour from the beginning of colonization, their dutiful, zealous, and useful services during the war, though so recently and amply acknowledged in the most honourable manner by his majesty, by the late king, and by parliament, could not save them from the meditated innovations.
Parliament was influenced to adopt the pernicious project, and assuming a new power over them, have in the course of eleven years, given such decisive specimens of the spirit and consequences attending this power, as to leave no doubt concerning the effects of acquiescence under it.
They have undertaken to give and grant our money without our consent, though we have ever exercised an exclusive right to dispose of our own property; statutes have been passed for extending the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty and vice-admiralty beyond their ancient limits; for depriving us of the accustomed and inestimable priviledge of trial by jury, in cases affecting both life and property; for suspending the legislature of one of the colonies; for interdicting all commerce to the capital of another; and for altering fundamentally the form of
government established by charter, and secured by acts of its own legislature solemnly confirmed by the crown; for exempting the 'murderers' of colonists from legal trial, and in effect, from punishment; for erecting in a neighbouring province, acquired by the joint arms of Great-Britain and America, a despotism dangerous to our very existence; and for quartering soldiers upon the colonists in time of profound peace. It has also been resolved in parliament, that colonists charged with committing certain offences shall be transported to England to be tried. But why should we enumerate our injuries in detail? By one statute it is declared, that parliament can of right make laws to bind us in all cases what so ever. What is to defend us against so enormous so unlimited a power?"
Please once again notice the position in their list of grievances where the Founders place this policy of "...extending the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty ...." They placed this grievance BEFORE objecting to not having a trial by jury, BEFORE the suspension of one of the legislatures of one of the Colonies (equal to suspending the legislature of one of our States), BEFORE their complaint of the central government (Great Britain) changing the very system of our government, and even BEFORE complaining that the central government was "...exempting the 'murderers' of colonists from legal trial...!"
Indeed, the Founders strenously objected to applying Admiralty Law against the people! The third proof is found in the Constitution itself, in the Bill of Rights. The Fourth Amendment guarantees, "The Right of the People to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; ...."
And the 5th Amendment states, "No person shall...be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of Law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation."
Just what kind of Law does the Constitution refer to, when it speaks of the
people being subjected to?
The 7th Amendment gives that answer.
It says, "In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed 20 dollars, the Right of trial by jury shall be preserved; and no fact, tried by a jury shall be reexamined in any Court of the United States than according to the rules of the Common Law."
Please note it does not leave any wiggle room. The Law we are to be subjected to in any controversy exceeding 20 dollars is the Common Law! NOT ADMIRALTY LAW!
And, YES!, this abridgement of our Liberties is as serious today as it was in 1775!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 12:13 PM
Subject: [APFN] FLAG (GOLD FRINGED)
N.H. STATE EMBLEMS & FLAG ETC.
DISPLAY OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES
3-E: 1 United States Flag; Display. The flag of the United States of America shall be displayed in state facilities in accordance with federal law.
United States flags used by the military for military purposes shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter. (emphasis added)
Effective Date: This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage
Approved: May 30, 2000
Effective Date: July 29, 2000
FLAGS DETERMINE COURT JURISDICTION AND THE LAW
ATTENTION: Just as you are aware that there are two ‘united states’ one which is comprised of the ‘Republic states’ and the other comprised of the ‘United States’ which without authority of law incorporated itself in 1871 and 1874, are you aware that there are also two separate and distinct ‘flags’ for each of these ‘united states’ and it is the flag appearing within the sanctuary of the ‘bar’ in court which determines the laws applying to that court?
FLAG #1: Flags with gold fringe, gold braid, gold eagle, gold spear, or gold ball atop the flagpole establishes the jurisdiction of the admiralty, maritime or administration jurisdiction. President Roosevelt describes this type of flag in 1933 and it’s described by Army Regulation in 1979. This is an article 1 (one) jurisdiction court flag “guilty until proven innocent” war powers act.
U.S. ARMY AR 840-10 MANUAL FOR COURTS MARTIAL. Gold fringe flag is admiralty except indoors. Indoors the gold-fringed flag only flies in military courts and therein when dealing with administrative matters are summary court martial proceedings against civilians.
FLAG #2: Article III (three) of the united states constitution describes the jurisdiction of the court by the American flag of peace under Title 4 U.S.C. 1. This flag is described as red, white and blue with stripes of red and white horizontally placed in alteration. Under the jurisdiction of the American flag of peace the united states constitution is alive and well and all rights are preserved. People are ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ The jurisdiction of the ‘American Flag’ is the determining factor upon which all citizens rights are determined.
NOTE: This means that the gold trimmed flag must be removed from all state and state funded buildings.
Leslie H Powers
Re: GET THAT GOLD FRINGE OFF MY FLAG!
Fri Aug 3 13:32:12 2001
Re: GET THAT GOLD FRINGE OFF MY FLAG!
Greetings.I just read your article on the Yellow fringe on our beloved US
flag and just had to commend you on the article. I wrote our Congressman
and told him how outraged I was to see this disgrace of our symbol of Liberty
in which he wrote back and said that it was just on it for decoration and
that it does not mean it represent 'Maritime Laws'.I was angry at his
response in which I have the letter he wrote me in some files in which I
plan to post as soon as I can go through my files.I read about the
'Yellow Fringe' in a powerful book tiltled 'Judges,Lawyers and other
destroyers about 2 years agp and have told people myself about this
terrible insult to our US flag and have really learned a lot about the
activites that goes on in our nations captial and hope to do my part
in getting this message out to as many people as I can.Again God bless
Leslie H Powers
The military, and the cops both work for US civilians.
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 00:30:25 -0400
"Ken Murrell" Ecocell@bellsouth.net
"American Patriot Friends Network" APFN@apfn.org
To united States Citizens:
I am a 10th generation American. My Family Roots go back to Jamestown (the first colony), Virginia. I am also a U.S. Army Veteran (1965-68 Vietnam era volunteer), and I am an x-Criminal Investigator. My point in saying this is, many times I have (taken one step forward, raised my right hand and) sworn to support and defend The Constitution of The united States of America. I love MY Country and MY LIBERTY! I am qualified to point out something very important to all united States Citizens. Our Constitutional form of government is civilian NOT military! My point, the many American Flags we're seeing displayed everwhere today on TV (in the background of Courtrooms, the Halls of Congress, even in Churches and on Religeous shows) are military flags! Any time you see an American Flag with pretty gold roping (braid and tassel) added to it, you are looking at a military flag! The very display of a military (Admirality) Flag represents military authority. U.S. Citizens please BEWARE of what you're NOT recognizing. You are being deceived! It's right before your eyes! In January 1961 (just 40 years ago) the farewell message from outgoing President Eisenhower warned America to "beware of allowing a large Military Industrial Complex to come into power." If any person in the world knew what that danger was, President/General Eisenhower certainly knew. He had more experience in such matters than any one man has ever had in the history of our government. All military personnel are trained (brainwashed) to kill. They are not trained to think of YOUR Constitutional Rights. The 'psychological profile' of a marine, a special forces soldier or a navy seal is not qualified to be turned loose on our civilian streets as a law enforcement officer! All U.S. Citizen's need to become tailors. Why you wonder? So that wherever we go, we can each carry a small pair of scissors. Then anytime we chance upon a military flag in a civilian setting we use our scissors to cut the first stitch. Then we proceed to RIP that gold military roping off OUR Flag! If we're going to have a showdown with the military let's get it on now and get it over with! The military, and the cops both work for US civilians. "LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OATH" I, ("The Cop") , SWEAR that I will support "The Constitution of The united States", "The Constitution of The State of (one of 50) ", and I will faithfully impartially discharge my duties as a police officer/Deputy Sheriff of city/county , according to law, to the best of my ability, SO HELP ME GOD! _______________________________________ (cop) Signature America, our only hope in this matter is that these soldiers and cops are Christians who have a conscience. We must remind each of them of what their "Individual" oath to God really means! Ken Murrell
AS LONG AS OLD GLORY FLIES
The United States Constitution Protects Our "INDIVIDUAL" Right To Contract in "Privacy!"
United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 10
Hale v. Henkel 201 U.S. 43 at 89 (1906)
HALE v. HENKEL 201 U.S. 43 at 89 (1906)
Hale v. Henkel was decided by the united States Supreme Court in 1906. The opinion of the court states:
"The"individual" may stand upon "his Constitutional Rights" as a CITIZEN. He is entitled to carry on his "private" business in his own way. "His power to contract is unlimited." He owes no duty to the State or to his neighbors to divulge his business, or to open his doors to an investigation, so far as it may tend to incriminate him. He owes no duty to the State, since he receives nothing therefrom, beyond the protection of his life and property. "His rights" are such as "existed" by the Law of the Land (Common Law) "long antecedent" to the organization of the State", and can only be taken from him by "due process of law", and "in accordance with the Constitution." "He owes nothing" to the public so long as he does not trespass upon their rights."
HALE V. HENKEL 201 U.S. 43 at 89 (1906)
Hale v. Henkel is binding on all the courts of the United States of America until another Supreme Court case says it isn’t. No other Supreme Court case has ever overturned Hale v. Henkel
None of the various issues of Hale v. Henkel has ever been overruled
Since 1906, Hale v. Henkel has been cited by the Federal and State Appellate Court systems over 1,600 times! In nearly every instance when a case is cited, it has an impact on precedent authority of the cited case.
Compared with other previously decided Supreme Court cases, no other case has surpassed Hale v. Henkel in the number of times it has been cited by the courts.
"Speak softly and carry a big stick!"
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the united States of America (1901-1909)
"DON’T TREAD ON ME!"
Each U.S. Citizen has the SOVEREIGN RIGHTS of an "Individual" Nation "GUARANTEED" to them by The United States Constitution!This fact alone makes the united States of America the "only" multitude of Nations in existence. Genesis 48:19
An 'Enemy of the State' ?! *
Does a Fringed Flag mean that Your Rights are Suspended?
Charles P. Creager Ir.
Those who back this idea site Army Regulation s840-10 which allow a gold fringed flag for specific indoor displays and military ceremonies and parades. The use of such a flag in a military Court room is on of the uses allowed in this regulation.
The problem with this is that there is No civilian statue that would allow a person to be subjected to military law just by a change of flag. The flaw in their reasoning is that because it is allowed by in military courts that it always signifies a military court. It is interesting that they can not site a single case were this notion has been supported by in court. If the gold flag meant a change in jurisdiction some one would have appalled a case on that bases. http://web.archive.org/web/20030412215158/http://apatriot.8m.com/Fringed_Flag.html
The Flag of the United States of America
GOLD FRINGED FLAG
The flags displayed in State courts and courts of the United States have gold or yellow fringes. That is your WARNING that you are entering into a foreign enclave, the same as if you are stepping into a foreign embassy and you will be under the jurisdiction of that flag. The flag with the gold or yellow fringe has no constitution, no laws, and no rules of court, and is not recognized by any nation on the earth, and is foreign to you and the united States of America.
THE UNITED STATES MILITARY FLAG WITH THE GOLD FRINGE
The Gold Fringed Flag
What Does The Gold-Fringed Flag Signify?
GOLD FRINGED FLAG
FLAG Martial Law; "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.
FLAG Martial Law; 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.
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."
FLAG Martial law; "The use of such a fringe is prescribed in current Army
Regulation no. 260-10." 34 Ops. Atty. . Gen. 483, 485.
FLAG Martial law; "Ancient custom sanctions the use of the fringe on
regimental colors and standards, but there seems to be no good reason or
precedent for its use on other flags." The Adjutant General of the Army,
March 28, 1924, (1925); 34 ()Ops. Atty. Gen. 483, 485.
DISPLAY OF MILITARY FLAG
National flags listed below are for indoor display and for use in
ceremonies and parades. For these purposes the United States flag will be
rayon banner cloth, trimmed on three sides with golden yellow fringe, 2 1/2
inches wide. It will be the same size as the flags displayed or carried
Authorization for indoor display
Each military courtroom Any courtroom that displays these flags behind the
Judge is a military courtroom. You are under military law and not
constitutional law, or common law, or civil law, or statute law.
Restrictions "The following limitations and prohibitions are applicable to
flags guidons, streamers, and components."
Unauthorized use of official flags, guidons, and streamers. Display or use
of flags, guidons, and streamers or replicas thereof, including those
presently or formerly carried by U.S. Army units, by other than the office,
individual, or organization for which authorized, is prohibited except as
indicated in below.
Use only by recognized United States Army division associations..." United
States Army Regulation AR 640-10, October 1, 1979
According to Army Regulations, (AR 840-10, Oct. 1, 1979.) "the Flag is
trimmed on three sides with Fringe of Gold, 2 1/2 inches wide," and that,
"such flags are flown indoors, ONLY in military courtrooms." And that the
Gold Fringed Flag is not to be carried by anyone except units of the United
States Army, and the United States Army division associations."
The Authority For Fringe On The Flag Is Specified In Army Regulations, But
Only For The National (Military) Flag!
The U.S. Attorney General has stated: "The placing of a gold fringe on the
national flag, the dimensions of the flag, and the arrangements 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. ...ancient custom sanctions the use of fringe on regimental
colors and standards, but there seems to be no good reason or precedent for
its use on other flags. . .the use of such a fringe is prescribed in
current Army Regulations, No. 260-10." (See 34 Ops. Atty. Gen. 483 & 485)
The only statute or regulation, in the United States, prescribing a yellow
fringed United States flag is Army Regulation No. 260-10, making it a
By Army Regulation 260-10, the gold fringe may be used only on regimental
"colors," the President's flag, for military courts martial, and the flags
used at military recruiting centers. "A military flag emblem of a nation,
usually made of cloth and flown from a staff; FROM A MILITARY STANDPOINT
flags are of two general classes...those flown from stationary masts over
army posts, and those carried by troops in formation. The former are
eferred to by the general name of flags. The later are called colors when
carried by dismounted troops. COLORS AND STANDARDS are more nearly square
than flags and are made of silk, with a knotted FRINGE OF YELLOW ON THREE
SIDES. . .USE OF A FLAG -- THE MOST GENERAL AND APPROPRIATE USE OF THE FLAG
IS AS A NATIONAL SYMBOL OF AUTHORITY AND POWER." (National Encyclopedia,
The adornments (FINIAL) on the top of the flag pole are for military use
only. The gold eagle is for the use of the President of the United States
only, and only in time of war. The gold spear ball is for military
recruiting centers only. The gold acorn is for military parades only. (Army
Regulation 840-10, chapter 8).
Colors - "A flag, ensign, or standard borne in an army or fleet."
Color - An appearance, semblance, or simulacrum, as distinguished from that
which is real. A prima facie or apparent RIGHT. Hence, a deceptive
appearance; a plausible, assumed exterior, concealing a lack or reality; a
disguise or pretext. (Black's Law Dictionary, 6th Ed.)
Color of law - The appearance or semblance, without the substance, of legal
RIGHT. Misuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible
only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state, is action taken
under "color of state law." (Atkins v. Lanning, 415 F. Supp. 186, 188)
Colorable -That which is in appearance only, and not in reality, what it
purports to be, hence counterfeit, feigned, having the appearance of truth.
(Windle v. Flinn, 251 P. 2d 136, 146)
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