A Georgia woman who made news last week by preventing protestors from “desecrating” the American flag apparently has demonstrated some disrespect to the flag of her own.
From The Raw Story:
Video recorded Friday at Valdosta State shows Michelle Manhart scuffling with police and protesters who were trampling a flag.
She was not charged, but Manhart was barred from campus activities.
Manhart explained to Fox News that she stopped the student demonstrators from disrespecting “an iconic symbol of freedom.”
“If you are going to fight for a cause and use the First Amendment — how are you going to stomp and trample the icon that gives you that right?” she said.
Manhart quit the Air Force in 2008 rather than accept a demotion for violating the standards expected of military personnel after posing nude for Playboy while draped in an American flag.
The photos show Manhart covering her breasts with only her arms, while an American flag covers the lower portions of her body – while unfurling to the ground.
“The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise,” states the U.S. Flag Code.
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