To call freshman Republican Rep. Allen West a patriot would be a gross understatement. After all, look at the man – he’s scuba diving with an American flag! It doesn’t get much more patriotic than that, does it?
Oh wait….what’s that you say? Scuba diving with the American flag isn’t patriotic, but it might actually violate federal law?
Surely you’re kidding, right? Wait, you’re not?
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
Considering Allen West is a veteran of the U.S. military, I’d expect him to have a basic understanding of proper flag etiquette, not to mention a little more respect for Old Glory.