Civil Peacetime Flag
A little history ...
We the People, actually have two national flags, a military flag and a civil flag for peacetime.
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).
The War flag, the familiar “Stars and Stripes”, is exercised and used by the United States as part of its delegated authority. You will remember that the states united in part to establish a “common defense”, so that the job of defending the states falls on the federal contractor providing those delegated services.
The corporations under contract to provide the delegated services have never stood down and declared peace since the Civil War. Otherwise, the Peacetime flag would be much more familiar to us and to the world.
If we claim to be landsmen living on the soil of our native country, we and our lawful government are at peace and have been at peace since 1865; we therefore fly the Peacetime flag with vertical stripes.
The international jurisdiction belonging to our states was first united via agreement between the states, and then it was divided by delegation of powers.