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I generally love barefoot's stuff. 

Even his usCivilFlag.htm is great history. 

We the People of the United States, 
actually have two national flags, a military flag and a civil flag for peacetime.
They have several important distinctions and meanings.

Excerpt of retrieval from http://www.barefootsworld.net/uscivilflag.html


Yet there seems to be significant gaps.


There currently appears to be only one lawful flag duly authorized  by the peopleof the 50 states for those United States (50 stars & 13 horizontal bars) (§4USC1§4USC2).


And there is no currently authorized

peace flag or

admiralty jurisdiction flag or

federal military only jurisdiction flag.


It appears that the gold fringe applied to the flag is a criminal violation of 18USC700' desecration of the flag'  (does 'desecration' include gold fringe adulteration of the flag particularly when the evidenced purpose is to defraud persons of the people of their sacred unalienable sovereignty expressed in their duly authorize law?)  and

§4USC3 'mutilation of the flag' and

"Va§18.2-487. Exhibitionor display.

No person shall, in any manner, for exhibition or display:

(1) Place or cause to beplaced any word, figuremark, picturedesign, drawing or advertisement of any nature upon any flag,standard, color, ensign orshield of the United States or ofthis Commonwealth, or authorized by any law of the United States or of this Commonwealth;

(2) Expose to public viewany such flag, standard, color, ensign or shield upon which shall have been printed,painted or otherwise produced, or to which shall have been attached, appended, affixedor annexed, any such word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement; "


Displaying that gold fringed flag and/or raising it ANY alternate hierarchy of laws beyond that which is required in

1.    US Constitution ->

2.    duly authorized federal laws & EOsof constitutional scope ->

3.    State Constitution ->

4.    State laws & EOs of duly authorizedscope  including Va1-200 incorporation of English Common Law ->

5.    Federal Court orders duly authorized scope ->

6.    State Court orders of duly authorized scope ->

7.    Local municipal legislation

8.    Executive & Judicial branch duly authorized administrative orders & procedural regulations (having no creation of substantive lawas constitutionally required by the separation of powers and the requirement for a republican form of government)

appears subject to both civil and obligatory criminal remedy.


It appears that on the federal, state& local levels (for all practical purposes) any conceit of a lower order of law against a higher order of law is Va18.2-481(5) statutory treason, VA18.2-111 statutory embezzlement and 18USC1341->1346 "Frauds & Swindles" perpetrated in the officer's personal capacity only as the office does not have authority to perpetrate those felonies.


Practically everyone likes to be importantat sometime so these felonies unpunished are copied as if felony could become a right.


It seems that the simplest, most effective, least cost way of rectifying this customary pervasive mess is to initiate a cascade of Constitutional Reset  by having every court officer (member of the Va Bar) surrendering to Gov. McDonnell for their conclusively evidenced Va18.2-482 Misprision of Treason and 18USC4 Misprision of Felony - to receive his pardon upon their parole oath.  Upon that parole oath many needed remedies become nearly automatic.


Also Gov. McDonnell could immediately eliminate some cause for confusion with respect to authority and its designation by flag through an executive order implementing § 18.2-487.with regard to that gold fringe.

Say by

1) asking or POTUS to make executive order permitting the custom of the addition of a gold fringe to the flags border as an authorized display of honoring the flag itself and that no addition or deletion of sovereign authority is made possible by that gold fringe short of deceit having a criminal nature.

2) making an executive order that within 30 days of notice Va18.2-487 will be enforced subject to the lawful modification of flag protocol by POTUS executive order, and

3) notifying the federal authorities in Virginia of the criminal nature of violating their duties under 18USC700 and Va18.2-487 subject to relief by the requested POTUS executive order that lawfully modifies flag protocol 


And say by Gov. McDonnell requesting that the Virginia Legislature modify


Va§1-248. “Supremacyof federal and state law.

The Constitution and laws of the United States and of the Commonwealth shall be supreme. Any ordinance, resolution, bylaw, rule, regulation, or order of any governing body or any corporation,board, or number of persons shall not be inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States or of the Commonwealth.”




Va§1-248. “Supremacyof federal and state law.

Any ordinance, resolution, bylaw, rule, regulation, or order of any governing body or any corporation, board, or number of persons (within the scope of its operation) shall NOT be inconsistent with the this hierarchy of supremacy in the laws authority:

1.   The US Constitution and its duly authorized federal laws & executive orders of constitutional scope shall be supreme above:

2.   The Constitution of Virginia and its duly authorized state laws & executive orders of constitutional scope (including Va1-200 incorporation of English Common Law which is NOT stare decisis) shall be supreme above:

3.   Federal Court orders duly authorized scope shall be supreme above:

4.   State Court orders of duly authorized scope shall be supreme above:

5.   Local municipal legislation shall be supreme above:

6.   Executive & Judicial branch duly authorized administrative orders & procedural regulations (having no creation of substantive law as constitutionally required by the separation of powers and the requirement for a republican form of government)






Perhaps there is evidence ofvacancies in due process (or the records thereof) seen in the federal government, particularly those attending our descent into martial law during the Civil War.


Can that mean that all courts are still acting under martial, admiralty, and banker’s law? 


And that those courts may lawfully give obedience to our Constitutions and statutes ONLY when convenient WITHOUT the Justices, Judges and all officers of the court personally perpetrating Va18.2-481(5) statutory treason, fraud and “Misprision of Treason and Felon”?


Please look at

§50USC1601.Termination of existing declared emergencies

(a) All powers and authorities possessed bythe President, any other officer or employee of the Federal Government, or any executive agency, as defined in section 105 of title 5, as a result of the existence of anydeclaration of national emergency in effect on September 14, 1976, areterminated two years from September 14, 1976. Such termination shall not affect—

(1) any action takenor proceeding pending not finally concluded or determined on such date;

(2) any action orproceeding based on any act committed prior to such date; or

(3) any rights orduties that matured or penalties that were incurred prior to such date.

(b) For the purpose ofthis section, the words “any national emergency in effect” means a generaldeclaration of emergency made by the President.


And perhaps:

§50USC1701.Unusual and extraordinary threat; declaration of national emergency; exerciseof Presidential authorities',

§50USC1702.Presidential authorities, and

§50USC1706.Savings provisions  (a) Termination of national emergencies pursuant to National Emergencies Act


I did not see any holes that would permit a covert state of martial law to exist.

Even so, though it seems very practical and proper to make that hierarchy of laws part of our code by legislation. By this legislation the Gov. can bind all federal operations in Va. according to the authority of

Amendment X "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, " . . . as further confirmed in meaning and custom by:

§18USC13. Laws of States adopted for areas within Federal jurisdiction and

§28USC1652.State laws as rules of decision,

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Permalink Reply by Joseph Phillips 1 day ago  The Law of Flag is: “In maritime law, the law of that nation or country whose flag is flown by a particular vessel. A ship owner who sends his vessel into a foreign port gives notice by his flag to all who enter into contracts with the master that he intends the law of the flag to regulate such contracts, and that they must either submit to its operation or not contract with him.” [Blacks Law 5th Edition page 574]

Permalink Reply by Russell Patton Davis 1 day ago  Thanks, Joseph Phillips.  I never knew.


Permalink Reply by AmericanWarrior 1 day ago

The American flag with the gold fringe is commonly known as the Commodore's Flagwith the Rank of Commodore being discontinued as a rank in these services during the postwar WWII period, but as an appointment, the title "Commodore" was then used to identify senior U.S. Navy Captains who commanded squadrons of more than one vessel or functional air wings or air groups that were not part of a carrier air wing or air group.  Concurrently, until the early 1980s, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Captains selected for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half), would wear the same insignia as Rear Admiral (Upper Half), i.e., two silver stars for collar insignia or sleeve braid of one wide and one narrow gold stripe, even though they were actually only equivalent to one star officers. To correct this inequity, the rank of Commodore as a single star Flag Officer was reinstated by both services in the early 1980s. This immediately caused confusion with those senior U.S. Navy Captains commanding destroyer squadrons, submarine squadrons, functional air wings and air groups, etc., who held the temporary "title" of Commodore. As a result of this confusion, the services soon renamed the new one star rank as Commodore Admiral (CADM) within the first six months following the rank's reintroduction. This was considered an awkward title and the rank was renamed a few months later to its current title of Rear Admiral (Lower Half), or RDML. The "title" of Commodore continues to be used in the U.S. Navy for those senior Captains in command of organizations consisting of groups of ships or submarines organized into squadrons, air wings or air groups of aviation squadrons other than carrier air wings, special warfare (SEAL) groups, and construction battalion (SeaBee) regiments. Although not Flag Officers, modern day Commodores in the U.S. Navy rate a blue and white command pennant that is normally flown at their headquarters facilities ashore or from ships they are embarked aboard.

This information was found on Wikipedia when conducting a search for "Commodore - Rank."The American Flag with the gold fringe is not the "legal" flag to be flown or showed except in certain occasions or offices, but if has gained popularity among those who have virtually no idea of "Flag Etiquette" and don't really care because it make them feel important.


Permalink Reply by Russell Patton Davis 1 day ago  Thanks for the knowledge AmericanWarrior . I see folk with their hackles raised by the combination of those gold fringed flags and officers of the law who make up the law like it was their divine right of kingship.  Very alienating and criminally wrong.    The people must become better at knowing, supporting, and defending their Constitutions and law.  It is not a one man job because the Va18.2-481(5) criminal circle the proverbial wagons and wear out citizens who only want what is theirs -  while the official criminals are getting paid to perpetrate felony.


Permalink Reply by GIT-R-DONE! 1 day ago   The Gold Fringed Flag may be "commonly known as",  "popular" & "accepted", but it is totally illegal. Wikipedia has incorrect info.


Permalink Reply by Joseph Phillips 11 hours ago  The United States Is The East India Company

Just watch this and look at the flags http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O10ok7anPLE&feature=related


Permalink Reply by Russell Patton Davis 1 hour ago Interesting. Follow-up reading at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company

And the following Va. Law always struck me as a little creepy as I could not tell a purpose from it that was sufficient to make it law.

§ 1-201. Acts of Parliament.  The right and benefit of all writs, remedial and judicial, given by any statute or act of Parliament, made in aid of the common law prior to the fourth year of the reign of James the First, of a general nature, not local to England, shall still be saved, insofar as the same are consistent with the Bill of Rights and Constitution of this Commonwealth and the Acts of Assembly.

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