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.
(Thanks to Matt W. for the tip!)