It has been nearly three weeks since I posted "Obama Disrespects The Flag."
Obama blames grandpa for his ignorance of Patriotic Customs:
At a town hall meeting Wednesday an Iowa voter asked Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., about the numerous emails she has received with photos purporting to show Obama "refusing" to pledge allegiance to the flag.
"You're standing with your arms folded and Hillary's got her hand on her heart," she said, adding that she received so many of these emails she is sick of them.
Obama shook his head and smiled.
"This was not during the pledge of allegiance," Obama said of the picture taken at Senator Tom Harkin's, D-Iowa, annual steak fry and first published by Time. "A woman was singing the Star Spangled Banner when that picture was taken."
"I was taught by my grandfather that you put your hand over your heart during the pledge, but during the Star Spangled Banner, you sing!" Obama said.
If Obama truly wants to be president should he not become familiar with the law?
Pledge or Star Spangled Banner, it makes no difference.United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10 - Patriotic Customs, Section 171 Conduct During Playing:
During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.
Obama called the circulation of this picture a "dirty trick" and advised supporters to ignore emails concerning the picture:
"Just tell whoever sent it," Obama told the crowd, "they're misinformed."It is hard to believe that no one on Obama's staff is familiar with Patriotic Customs.