U.S. Flag Code

The desecration of a Mexican flag at UNM has drawn some quite a bit of media attention. However, Eye on Albuquerque brings up a point about the U.S. Flag Code which is worth noting:

You know, we’re all for freedom, liberty and being able to fly whatever flag you want. However, UNM is a state school paid for with American tax dollars. It is wholly inappropriate for the UNM administration to allow the Mexican national flag to be flown in place of the flag of the United States. In fact, the act is against the U.S. flag code.

No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession thereof…

Should an armed forces veteran, who took exception to this disregard of the U.S. Flag Code, face repercussions, or should the University be held responsible for failing to follow a very clear code. Personally, I’m leaning toward the latter.