June 14, 2006
Today is Flag Day, marking the anniversary of the adoption of the official U.S. flag in 1777, so please make sure you show our nation's colors. Disrespect for the flag is contemptible, in my view, but in a free country such as ours, there is no purpose to be served by making such gestures against the law. The origins of the flag remain obscured by mystery, but it was almost certainly not designed by Betsy Ross. That legend was started by one of her grandsons in 1870.