Letter: Sheriff candidate’s campaign signs violate flag etiquette

Editor,

I am disgusted every time I drive past a Lane Campbell for Sheriff sign with an American flag permanently affixed to it. The flag belongs to all of us; it is not a cheap prop for furthering one man’s personal and political ambitions. The flag is not to be displayed at night unless it is honored by a proper source of light. If candidate Campbell were a veteran or a Boy Scout he would know this. See the VFW and BSA sites on flag etiquette. I guess candidate Campbell is neither a Boy Scout nor a veteran, but as he claims to be a lawman, how is it that he does not know that what he is doing with those flags is illegal? See United States CodeTitle 4 Chapter 1 Sec. 6(a) and 8(i): the flag should not be used for advertising purposes in any way whatsoever and should not be displayed at night without a proper source of illumination. If you want to be the top law enforcement official in Island County, you should start by obeying the law.

Lynn Petersen

Greenbank

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