Red flag laws were laws in the United Kingdom and the United States enacted in the late 19th century, requiring drivers of early automobiles to take certain safety precautions, including waving a red flag in front of the vehicle as a warning.
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... the state of Vermont passed a similar flurry of Red Flag Laws in 1894 ... The most infamous of the Red Flag Laws was enacted in Pennsylvania circa 1896, when legislators unanimously passed a bill through both houses of the state legislature ... The bill did not become law, as Pennsylvania's governor used an executive veto ...
... When blown by the wind, flags are subject to wave-like motions that grow in amplitude along the length of the flag ... This is sometimes ascribed to the flag pole giving vortex shedding, however flags that are held by lanyards also can be seen to flap ...
... Flag was accepted by town's council on September 27, 2001 and was included in Belarus' coats of arms registry on January 23, 2002 ... Flag has rectangular form with width to length ratio equal 1 2, and consists of tree horizontal bands blue (6/9 of width), white (1/9 of width) and red (2 ...
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“While I am in favor of the Government promptly enforcing the laws for the present, defending the forts and collecting the revenue, I am not in favor of a war policy with a view to the conquest of any of the slave States; except such as are needed to give us a good boundary. If Maryland attempts to go off, suppress her in order to save the Potomac and the District of Columbia. Cut a piece off of western Virginia and keep Missouri and all the Territories.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)
“The curse of hell upon the sleek upstart
That got the Captain finally on his back
And took the red red vitals of his heart
And made the kites to whet their beaks clack clack.”
—John Crowe Ransom (18881974)
“Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbowred, yellow, brown, black and whiteand were all precious in Gods sight.”
—Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)