New York State Senate Democrats caught on tape refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag:
The Senators can play all the political games their constituents will let them get away with, but they should not disrespect the Flag of the United States of America.
They should know better.
§172. Pledge of allegiance to the flag; manner of delivery
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, 'I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.', should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.
Perhaps the New York Democrats learned flag etiquette from Presidential candidate Obama.