Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke in front of two gold-trimmed flags. He obviously got the memo from the power-that-be that he should be using a gold-trimmed military flag since he’s only speaking to U.S. citizens born on federal territories and the federal land within the 50 united states. The flag on the left is the military flag of the United States of America and the flag on the right is the military flag of the federal ‘state’/land within California (the nation-state).
Don’t you find it odd that the flags would be placed in such as way that emphasizes the gold trim on both flags? I do. Read the related links below to learn more about this topic.