I cannot say for sure, but I thought that law was abolished due to it being a restriction of freedom of speech.<quoted text>
Nope, your mistake, I thought you whining about the Pledge...of allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America.
But since you mentioned it, the environmental conditions of the atmosphere of which we live under, is not a bad thing to give consideration and respects to either, as some of us don't allow our minds to be sucked into others dark age, narrow boxes of ignorance.
So,,,careful there Duquette, looks like your standing on a slippery "horse puckeydoodoo" slope with some of that ...
18 U.S. Code § 700 - Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
(1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
(2) This subsection does not prohibit any conduct consisting of the disposal of a flag when it has become worn or soiled.
(b) As used in this section, the term “flag of the United States” means any flag of the United States, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, in a form that is commonly displayed.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to deprive any State, territory, possession, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of jurisdiction over any offense over which it would have jurisdiction in the absence of this section.
(1) An appeal may be taken directly to the Supreme Court of the United States from any interlocutory or final judgment, decree, or order issued by a United States district court ruling upon the constitutionality of subsection (a).
(2) The Supreme Court shall, if it has not previously ruled on the question, accept jurisdiction over the appeal and advance on the docket and expedite to the greatest extent possible.)
"18 U.S. Code Â§ 700 - Desecration of the Flag of the United States; Penalties." LII / Legal Information Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
As per Title 18 Chapter 33 Section 700 -CITE- 18 USC Sec. 700 01/02/2006 -EXPCITE- TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I - CRIMES CHAPTER 33 - EMBLEMS, INSIGNIA, AND NAMES
You seem to support the dumbest laws.
I served our country protecting the right to freedom of speech. It would be a shame to see someone arrested for making a protest by trampling on a piece of fabric.
It is so ironic when conservatives support such laws. And I am sure you have no idea why it is ironic.