Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Does it matter which flag flies over U.S. embassies in foreign countries? Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina thinks so. He's spearheading the Old Glory Only Act which only allows the U.S. flag to be flown over our embassies. Controversy arose under the Obama administration when U.S. foreign officials allowed rainbow flags to fly over American embassies in Belize, Israel, Jamaica, Macedonia and Iraqi Kurdistan, but if the Old Glory Act passes that won't happen anymore. The bill doesn't just single out the rainbow flag, it applies to all flags other than the American flag. It makes sense. The U.S. flag is one of the greatest symbols of freedom known throughout the world and flying any other flags over our embassies only confuses our priorities and what we stand for.