By Anna Von Reitz
There seems to be some sort of cognitive disconnect going on, created by "either/or" thinking and deep indoctrination.
The international jurisdiction belonging to our states was first united via agreement between the states, and then it was divided by delegation of powers.
As a result of this partition between delegated and non-delegated powers, there have always been two flags representing our country in international jurisdiction.
The Civil or Peacetime flag with vertical stripes represents the retained powers of the states and people, which includes all international land jurisdiction (postal roads, post offices, postal district courts, etc.) and all non-delegated powers in the international jurisdiction of the sea (such as the power of private international trade).