First off, I just want to say that I’ve been blown away by the positive response to my flag. I hadn’t made a lot of flags before, but the feedback has been overwhelming. It’s been so great to see it out in the world. I’ve seen my flag on a cool car, on a cool gun, and I also saw it on a pretty normal water bottle, which wasn’t that cool at first, but then I saw that the water bottle also had a sticker of a skull on it, so that made it cool again.
My day job as a hot tub consultant keeps me pretty busy and it’s hard to answer each and every question from my fans, so I’ve put together this FAQ. Hope it helps!
Q: Where did this idea come from?
A: Great question. I thought it would be really cool.
Q: Can I get a signed flag?
A: No. I used to offer this service, but too many customers asked for refunds after I signed the flags with my name and not “The police.”
Q: Is the point of the flag that the police are one of the original thirteen colonies?
A: No. The blue line is the police. The other stripes are the original American colonies, except for the blue one, which is Delaware on the classic American flag but otherwise isn’t represented here.
Q: Is the point of the flag that the police are one of the fifty states?
A: No. The symbol for police on the flag is a stripe, which is one of the thirteen colonies. The stars in the upper-left corner are the states. The police are not a colony — they are a thin blue line protecting society from chaos.
Q: Is the blue line protecting the top half of the flag from the bottom half of the flag?
A: Great question. Yes.
Q: If the police are protecting America, wouldn’t it make more sense for the blue line to go around the outside edge of the flag?
A: No. The army protects America, and they are a green line around the outside edge of the flag, but the art is too zoomed in to see that. The army go around the edges, and the police go across the middle, just like we learned in grade school.
Q: Where does the fire department fit into all this?
A: The fire department is behind the flag.
Q: Doesn’t this flag imply that the police are an occupying force operating outside the interests of the country, one that could be overlaid onto the national psyche and therefore discolor it beyond recognition, creating a split allegiance among police officers whereby they must balance loyalty both to their country and to a violent fraternity that prioritizes their own survival over justice, law, and innocent human life?
A: What? No, get real.
Q: Have you ever thought about turning the flag upside down?
A: No… but whoa. You might be onto something there.