A Country In Distress — Rules on Flying Your American Flag(s) Upside Down

We are now a country in Distress – some are flying their American Flag(s) upside down – this is not an affront our insult to our national colors but a  symbol of protest of the new Communist Beijing Biden/Commie Harris regime that came to power fraudulently and corruptly via a stolen election and is an illegal Administration hell bent to destroy our Constitutional Republic and turn the USA into a Socialist/Communist nation.

Picture of an upside down flag in Florida is here.

I will continue to fly my Trump Flag as well.

Notice it does not have Pence on it who has turned out to be just another RINO!

According to CollinsFlags.com:

What does an Upside Down American Flag Mean?

Have you ever seen an upside down American flag? We certainly hope not, but it is possible that you have. If you have spotted this at some point in your life, did you understand the symbolism?  In general, members of the United States Military would be most likely to recognize this signal. Nonetheless, allow us to explain with a little help from the United States Flag Code.

8. Respect for Flag

  • The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

Quick interpretation: “Dire distress and extreme danger to life or property” should not be taken lightly here. These instances do not include moments of personal dissatisfaction or times of protest. While it is legal to express yourself in whatever way you so chose, it is illegal to fly an American flag upside down unless you are in a life or death situation. People have faced legal charges for flying an American flag upside down. Stores have also been forced to remove upside down American flags on clothing.

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30 replies
  1. Picks
    Picks says:

    I always enjoy your site
    Unfortunately the 2 links to the upside down flag
    and your pres.trump flag take one straight to googlemail

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  2. Mark Minter
    Mark Minter says:

    You’re pathetic to follow Trump and believe his lies…he’s a sucker and a loser who instructed his followers to attack and harm the Capital and Congress. Plus, he jumped in his limo and went back to the WH. He lost the election by a landslide, get over it.

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    • Royal A Brown III
      Royal A Brown III says:

      Typical leftist reply – no facts, just namecalling. You obviously did not read POTUS Trumps speech to the hundreds of thousands of supporters present in DC which in no way incited anyone to riot. Those entering the capital were setup to do so while Capital Police stood down rather than doing their jobs.

      Now as for the “losing by a landslide” you are again totally wrong – he actually WON in a legal landslide and only lost because of rampant election fraud especially in AZ, GA, PA, MI and WI-the evidence is there.

      No way in hell that Beijing Joe Biden received 79 M legal votes – his mentor and person now pulling his puppet strings, Barak Obama only won by 69 M votes.

      Like the rest of you leftist socialists you are short on facts and reason and long on emotion having drunk the cool aid lies of the Media over and over !

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    • Royal A Brown III
      Royal A Brown III says:

      Typical leftist – can’t discuss an issue without personal attack.

      DC capital building incident was a complete setup by you leftists and you know it. Where was the regular tight security of capital building. Hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters demonstrated their 1st A rights peacefully.

      I won’t get over the lawlessness of you leftist, socialist Democrats who stole the election especially in AZ, GA, PA, MI & WI – you are the ones who lost by a landslide – you only won by criminal election fraud.

      If POTUS Trump is a sucker and a Liar then Beijing Joe Biden is a deceiver and a criminal.

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    • Glynnda
      Glynnda says:

      Hey dummy…..leftists CANNOT win unless they cheat and lie. That therefore makes you both. President Donald Trump won be a landslide, impeachments have both been illegal, as was the election. Joe Biden is not the president, he is a thief, cheat and a liar. I was at the capital on 1/6…what is being put out is a lot of drama by ANTIFA crisis actors….you of course are too dumb to realize that….you are the sucker and the loser.

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    • Ray
      Ray says:

      1. No, Trump did not instruct his followers to harm or attack. This was made clear when his defense attorney showed the unedited versions of the videos the prosecution used.

      2. He did not lose by a landslide by any interpretation of that term. Further, because Democrats have blocked every attempt to verify the election, no factual statement can be made about who won the election.

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      • Royal Brown III
        Royal Brown III says:

        You must be referring to Beijing Joe Biden ….surely you don’t mean POTUS Trump, the real POTUS ! He has more intelligence & common sense in his left little finger than the entire Biden regime !

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  3. Tina Heikkinen
    Tina Heikkinen says:

    With this new administration, signing 40 EO and what they are doing to this country, are we not in distress? Do we wait until we are staving and have no job/money to pay taxes to keep our land? I have been wonder myself, when is the right time to display our flag in distress?

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    • Royal A Brown III
      Royal A Brown III says:

      Yes we are in distress and will remain so under this socialist regime of Beijing Joe Biden and Commie Kamala Harris.

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    • Ray
      Ray says:

      Unfortunately, the literal meaning of the flag upside down, as referenced by the author, implies the person displaying the flag is in immediate danger -like a 911 call. For this reason it is illegal to display the flag in this manner as a political protest. I completely agree our nation is in immediate danger -but if I dial 911 about it I can expect to be charged with a crime. Flag upside down is a bad idea only because it is illegal. Otherwise, it would be a great statement if millions displayed it in this manner. Ignorant liberals would join in, thinking it was anti-flag.

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      • Royal A Brown III
        Royal A Brown III says:

        Totally disagree – flying flag upside down is not about individuals in distress it is about a nation in distress.

        There are no national, state or local laws, ordinances, codes that this violates – do your research ! Just because someone interprets it as illegal doesn’t make it so.

        Tens of thousands or more veterans including combat veterans like me are flying flag upside down and know it is not an affront to our national colors – quite the contrary, it is a symbol of objection to an illegally elected socialist government which we fought to insure never happened.

        As for what the left thinks, who gives a rat’s patoot – it doesn’t matter what we do they won’t like it and will be “offended”.

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        • Dennis Fiorino
          Dennis Fiorino says:

          Thank you for the clarification from a vet, I’ve been flying my American flag upside down for exactly the reasons you states above, my neighbor who is a veteran came over and said thst this is a slap in the face to every veteran, I explained the reasoning for it but, he feels it’s a slap in the face to every veteran. Am I wrong to fly the flag upside down?

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          • Royal Brown III
            Royal Brown III says:

            No – it is a slap in face of all vets Not to flag our colors upside down because we are in national distress with a takeover of Fed govt by soicialists.

            Ask your neighbor if he knows about the action by the Biden/Obama 3 SOD to stand down the entire military for 60 days in order to week out “extremists” which means to weed out conservative thinkers who support the real POTUS DJ Trump. He obviously is not very well informed.
            Biden is being controlled by Obama who wants nothing more strongly than to weaken our military along the same lines of European militaries which can’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag. All of his and Beijing Joe’s policies are designed to do this including forcing military into WOKENESS with critical race theory training.
            Also ask your neighbor if he knows about the fact that the SOD/DOD considers the #1 threat to our national defernse to be Climate Change, not the ever stronger growing Chinese Communists; the Russians or the world-wide Jihad declared by Islamists.

      • Tulips Moran
        Tulips Moran says:

        Only leftist fools like you who think it’s okay to burn the American flag and now say it’s illegal to fly upside down..

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  4. Keith
    Keith says:

    “it is illegal to fly an American flag upside down unless you are in a life or death situation.”

    Ok to throw it on the ground, piss on it and set it on fire though.

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  5. Teresa
    Teresa says:

    It’s too bad you don’t do your research before spewing ignorant statements like yours. 1st Trump did not loose the election. (Anyone who believes that, I got some swamp land to sell you) 2nd he was aquitted of any wrong doing on the Democratic planned riot on the capital (FACT, look it up) 3rd Trump is the smartest and most dedicated president ever! (Only ignorant people can’t see that because they are brainwashed). Learn your facts!

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  6. A
    A says:

    https://www.salon.com/2017/07/03/an-act-of-true-patriotism-fly-the-american-flag-upside-down-this-fourth-of-july/

    So, it was okay for Democrats to call for flying Old Glory upside-down in protest of President Trump during his first year of office, but it’s not okay for the other half of the country to do so in protest of a president we don’t want or like?

    Tell me again how that’s fair. Tell me how that’s not hypocritical. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

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  7. Master Gunnery Sergeant Lawrence E. McCartney, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
    Master Gunnery Sergeant Lawrence E. McCartney, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired) says:

    If colon kaepernick can kneel for the National Anthem and william charles ayers, an admitted murderer, terrorist, communist, and anarchist, can walk on it barefooted then post a picture of him doing so to the cover of a book, please tell me why I can’t fly it upside down? There is NO LAW which makes any of the actions I just mentioned illegal. Flag etiquette is covered in the U. S. Flag Code, but that code has no criminal or civil sanctions. The U. S. court system has ruled that flag protests are Free Speech protected under the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, the governing document of this great nation of ours and the reason why I served over thirty (30) years and in multiple combat/hazardous duty assignments–Viet Nam (2xs), the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Haiti, and Bosnia. Assignments in which I lost far too many friends killed or injured. I fly my flag upside down in tribute to the United States of America and the sacrifices millions of Americans made over the years since pampered PUNKS want to destroy what they built.

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