Things younger than Republican Presidential candidate (oh, and did I forget to mention war hero?) John McCain

Am I being “age-ist”? Maybe. But maybe not. The world is a pretty complicated place right now and I’m thinking that it’s not such a great time to elect our oldest President ever. So sue me.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

TITLE LXII, Chapter 646-A of New Hampshire State Law.

Title LXII, Chapter 646-A of New Hampshire State Law is younger than John McCain.

The U.S. Flag Code – which sets guidelines “for all handling and display of the Stars and Stripes” – is also younger than John McCain. However, since the code dictates that penalties are left to the States, let’s turn it over to the great state of New Hampshire:

“It shall be unlawful to knowingly desecrate (“Desecration” meaning the act of diverting from a sacred purpose or use to which a flag has been devoted by another individual or group of individuals. The act of desecration shall include burning, defacing, mutilating, destroying or trampling upon the flag.) a flag of the United States while it is properly displayed… (or) while it is the property of another.”

The above photograph depicts a flag John McCain autographed for a supporter at a January rally in Keene, N.H.

Oops.

(Thanks to Matt W. for the tip!)

Buy the book: "72 Things Younger Than John McCain"

posted by admin at 2:27 pm  

5 Comments

  1. To be fair, Lawrence v. Texas (also younger than McCain) overturned the flag desecration ban.

    Comment by Scott — June 3, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

  2. uh, you sure about that one?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_v._Texas

    Comment by admin — June 3, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

  3. I think he means Texas v Johnson. Either way it should be covered by our first amendment rights!

    Comment by Kitty — June 3, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  4. Looks like John McCain loves our flag as much as he loves NAFTA.

    Comment by Average Male — June 7, 2008 @ 12:03 am

  5. That flag was made in China, so it doesn’t count.

    Comment by Lee — June 9, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

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