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What does the Gold Fringe on a US Flag mean?

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I have heard different stories from different people and even tried to find the answer myself, does the USA Flag with Gold Fringe/Trim meaning anything and if does what? Now I recently found this which is one piece of evidence in a case in West Virginia, http://hudok.info/files/3514/3526/0588/Evi-Doc_11_Law_of_the_flag.pdf

 

President Dwight David Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10834 on August 21, 1959. It is printed in the Federal Register at 24 F.R. 6865, pursuant to law, and says: “A military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a yellow fringe border on three sides.” Every nation in the world accepts The Law of the Flag. Basically, it designates the rights under which a ship owner who sends a vessel into a foreign port functions and provides notice to those who enter into contracts with the ship master that he will use the Law of the Flag he flies to regulate contracts. The Law of the Flag regulates the laws under which contracts entered into will be governed. (See Ruhstrat v. People.) In other words, Admiralty Law says that when a ship flies a Spanish flag, if you sign a contract with the Captain of that ship, any agreements or contracts the Captain signs will fall under Spanish law unless otherwise specified. Further, there is a doctrine called “four cornering” a flag.According to usatherepublic.com, “By the doctrine of ‘four cornering’ the flag establishes the law of the country that it represents. For example, the embassies of foreign countries, in Washington D.C., are ‘four cornered’ by walls or fencing, creating an ‘enclave.’ Within the boundaries of the ‘enclave’ of the foreign embassy, the flag of that foreign country establishes the jurisdiction and law of that foreign country, which will be enforced by the Law of the Flag and international treaty. If you enter an embassy, you will be subject to the laws of that country, just as if you board a ship flying a foreign flag, you will be subject to the laws of that flag, enforceable by the ‘master of the ship’ (Captain).” So, when you enter your local courtroom and find a yellow-fringed flag, you may want to seriously question under what laws people who appear in that courtroom are being tried: The U.S. Constitution? Or, the U.S. Military? Or, Maritime Law? Or, the Uniform Commercial Code (corporate law)? Admiralty law tells us that when you see a flag, you need to understand that in areas where a flag is “four cornered,” you are being told which laws dominate that space. We are governed by the laws of the country the flag represents. According to President Eisenhower, gold-fringed flag tells us we are under the rules and regulations of the military force that flies the flag. FLAG Martial Law; "Pursuant to 4 U.S.C. chapter 1, §§1, 2, & 3; Executive Order 10834, August 21, 1959; 24 F.R.6865; a military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a YELLOW FRINGE border on three sides. The president of the United States designates this deviation from the regular flag, by executive order, and in his capacity as Commanderin-Chief. FLAG Martial law; "Ancient custom sanctions the use of the fringe on regimental colors and standards, but there seems to be no good reason or precedent for its use on other flags." The Adjutant General of the Army, March 28, 1924, (1925); 34 Ops. Atty. Gen. 483, 485. According to many Internet sites espousing expertise involving Flags, courtrooms that display fringed flags behind a judge is a military courtroom. Such a courtroom tries cases on the basis of military law, not constitutional law, not common law, not civil law, and not statute law. According to Army Regulations, (AR 840-10, Oct. 1, 1979.) "the Flag is trimmed on three sides with Fringe of Gold, 2 1/2 inches wide," and "such flags are flown indoors, ONLY in military courtrooms." The gold-fringed flag only stands inside military courts that sit in summary court martial proceedings against civilians. These courts are partially governed by local rules, but more especially by "The Manual of Courts Martial", U.S., 1994 Ed., at Art. 99, ©(1)(B), pg. IV-34, PIN 030567-0000. A judge who sits ‘under’ a gold or yellow fringe flag becomes the ‘captain’ or ‘master’ of that ship or ‘enclave’ – or courtroom? That judge has the absolute power to make the rules as he goes. The gold or yellow fringe flag warns that you are leaving your constitutional rights outside the four walls in the room where such a flag is “cornered.” Is this why so many judges are appointed and not elected by the people? Federal judges are appointed by the President, the national military commander in chief. State judges are appointed by Governors, the state military commanders. Are judges appointed because the courts are military courts and civilians do not ‘elect’ military officers? Under martial law, you are presumed guilty until proven innocent. That would certainly explain many court decisions, wouldn’t it? Article IV, section 3, of the Constitution of the United States of America says “…no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State.” So – why have the judges of State and Federal courts been allowed to erect foreign ‘enclaves’ within our public courthouses under a foreign flag with yellow fringe? The soil on which these courtrooms are built belongs to each of our states. Does this make sense to you? It doesn’t to me. It only makes sense if the states are viewed as territories, rather than states. There are other theories – that Maritime Law gives the legal system the right to treat people as corporate assets, for example – but all of the theories come to the same conclusion: Any courtroom with a fringed flag behind the judge should be highly suspect relative to the law under which people are tried. Your job on Monday (“should you accept it” – for Mission Impossible fans): Visit your local courtrooms and take a picture of the flag in each. Be sure the pictures document where the flag is located – is it behind the presiding judge? The odds are very high that the flags in your courtrooms are fringed with gold. Is this an indication that the courts in your state function under Maritime Law? Probably. I have for years looked for reason in the decisions coming from American courtrooms – and as strange as it sounds, this makes a lot of sense and explains a lot of crazy decisions that have nothing to do with constitutional law. This opens doors of lawful activity for Tea Party Groups… for all citizens, actually. Rather than protest – or sit quietly by doing nothing – take pictures of your courtrooms. Visit the links provided regarding flags and what they mean. Raise enough money to place a full-page ad in your local newspaper and publish the photos with a story. Educate the rest of the electorate as to why our courts allow corporate and government fraud and why the law seems to be interpreted differently for individuals than it does for people like Jeffrey Imelt, GE, and the politicians who support scumbags like him. When you add judges whose Oaths of Office are not properly filed (see my NewsWithViews article) as constitutionally required by the state and the federal government, you will understand why taxpayer rape is being condoned by our legal system. And here’s the second project for you – should you accept it, of course. Find the names of your judges – city, county and state. Call your county clerk and ask where the Oaths of Office for city and county judges can be found. Call your Secretary of State to find where each state judge’s filed Oath of Office is located (including the state supreme court). These are public documents. You are entitled to copies of them. When you find a judge whose Oath of Office is not on file, ask for a signed statement to that effect. Bear in mind that when judges do not have a legitimately FILED Oath of Office, every decision that person has made while on the bench is illegitimate. Most state constitutions say a public official without a FILED (not just taken, but legally filed) Oath of Office is viewed as if the office requiring the Oath has been “vacant.” Find the exact wording of your state’s constitution (look under Oaths of Office) regarding filed Oaths. Publish in your advertisement about court flags what the Constitution says along with the names of any judges who do not have one on file. Remember, district attorneys and federal judges and prosecutors take Oaths of Office, too.

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As an initial matter, the second paragraph of your post is absurd.  Gigantic blocks of text with no paragraph breaks are very difficult to read.

 

 

 

I have heard different stories from different people and even tried to find the answer myself, does the USA Flag with Gold Fringe/Trim meaning anything and if does what?

 

It means someone things the flag with gold fringe looks pretty (and nothing else).  See, e.g., McCann v. Greenway, 952 F. Supp. 647, 650 (W.D. Mo. 1997); United States v. Greenstreet, 912 F. Supp. 224, 229 (N.D. Tex. 1996); Vella v. McCammon, 671 F. Supp. 1128, 1129 (S.D. Tex. 1987).

 

 

 

President Dwight David Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10834 on August 21, 1959. It is printed in the Federal Register at 24 F.R. 6865, pursuant to law, and says: “A military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a yellow fringe border on three sides.”

 

It says no such thing.  The word "military" appears once, but not in any context that is even close to this, and the word "fringe" appears not at all.  The purpose of E.O. 10834 was to alter the design of the U.S. flag to reflect the admission of the States of Alaska and Hawaii.  You can read E.O. 10834 here:  http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/10834.html.

 

 

 

Every nation in the world accepts The Law of the Flag.

 

I don't know what "The Law of the Flag" means, but there ain't a damn thing that "[e]very nation in the world accepts."

 

With that sort of nonsense at the beginning, I'm not even going to try to go any deeper into that big ugly paragraph (nor am I going to click on that rather suspicious link).

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Fringe on a flag in a courtroom means nothing except the particular judge either wanted the fancier flag or the county got a bulk deal to buy them for the courtrooms....

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There is nothing — nothing — in U.S. law that turns on what a flag displayed in a courtroom looks like. The statement made that gold fringe indicates a military flag is itself wrong, and the argument gets worse from there in asserting that the type of flag displayed in a courtroom somehow matters. The applicable federal and state law and rules of procedure determine how each court functions. And if you bother to read the law, you’ll note that there is nothing in any federal or state law that makes any distinction in the court’s authority or rules of procedure based on the flag in the courtroom. That argument is franky silly and frivolous.

 

The discussion also is wrong in implying that military court proceedings are not subject to the Constitution and the statement that a military judge can do whatever he or she pleases is also wrong. 

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“We stole countries with the cunning use of flags. Just sail around the world and stick a flag in. "I claim India for Britain!" They're going "You can't claim us, we live here! Five hundred million of us!" "Do you have a flag …? "No..." "Well, if you don't have a flag, then you can't have a country. Those are the rules... that I just made up!”

― Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard: Dress to Kill

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