The U.S. Civil flag is lawful for international waters. If you are flying a Stars and Stripes in International waters, your vessel is actually considered a military target. This applies to the Stars and Stripes flown anywhere on the land.
False Flags can occur where Old Glory is flown like at Sandy Hook. Old Glory is a war flag, this is not about loyalty to a particular flag, it is about recognizing the lawful meaning of the flag and the appropriate time to fly it. When the war ended Oliver Wolcott at the United States Treasury department created the vertical striped flag in 1799 to denote Peace and Sovereignty. We still see the original Treasury flag being flown by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The U.S. Civil flag is an updated version of the original Treasury flag with all 50 Sovereign Nation States being represented. When you fly a U.S. Civil Flag on your Boat, your vessel is recognized as Civilian and private property whether on the Sea or the Land. A U.S. Civil Flag is showing the international governmental authorities your political status as an American State National with Constitutional guaranteed rights. U.S. Citizens and Citizens of the United States do not have Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights. Paperwork correction is essential to fully claim yourself as a Freeman or Free Woman. We The People, the Royal We thats what we really won in 1776. For more information about becoming a State National, the link is below.