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Many of our citizens like to fly a U.S. federal flag to show their patriotism, support for military service personnel, or simply as a decorative fixture. I hope in reading this short article, you will have a better understanding of some of that flag’s association and symbology.
The proper relationship between the states and the United States federal government is clearly spelled out in the Constitution. This U.S. federal government is a product and servant of the states, not the master, and the recipient of only a few powers that were delegated to it by the states.
The federal government usurped its authority in 1861 as it went to war against the Southern states to “preserve the Union” when they chose to exercise their Constitutional 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 in spite of the limits imposed upon it by the Constitution. The “separation of powers” of the federal government branches has proven to be a failure, 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 continue to increase its centralized power. 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. When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the flag of the United States should be hoisted first and lowered last. 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.)
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. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the clergyman or speaker or to the right of 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. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. 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.)
We should not support any illegal efforts to overthrow or subvert the lawful government, but neither should we support any illegal efforts of the federal government to overstep its Constitutional authority. Even though the states are now found to be under subjection to their creation, the federal government, we the people do not need to fawningly fall at the feet of this creature and display our willing subjugation by displaying the federal flag where a state flag should be flying. We should rather 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 the old Confederate flag flying, still under fire from and defiant 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 and a constitutional republic.