PIN #13. This design of a sweatshirt has a political standpoint because the pattern is the American Flag. The elements consist of the American flag elements (stripes and stars) and also colors (red, white, and blue). People take pride in America and the flag pattern and there are many clothing items designed to show this. The flag is a major part of our culture and people like to wear it because they like the look of the pattern or want to physically show their American Pride.