Jan Schakowsky is a US congresswoman and her Gay Pride Parade float violated the US flag code several times. Breitbart.com lists out seven violations but I lumped a few of them together because they all dealt with positioning.
When I first saw this picture, I didn’t like how the US flag was just a few inches off the ground. In Elementary School, the entire school would gather at the courtyard and pledge allegiance to the flag. And as we marched there, only one student from each class was able to hold the flag. That was the lucky student! And the one thing you learned was: "never allow the flag to touch the ground".
Looking at this picture, I can tell Schakowsky didn’t really care about that. It was a) low and b) not properly fastened.
That said, here are the violations via Breitbart.com:
- The flag should not be displayed on a float in a parade except from a staff.
- The flag should not be draped over the hood of a car.
- No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America. The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left.