Is Symbolic Inference an Important Consideration?
While studying WWII and the legal precedence that has been in place since...
March 1945, the stars are aligned as the scales of justice are intended to be.
The modern flag has an offset bias (exception to one choice only, the uneven state of a scale).
I prefer the less chosen Iwo Jima photo as the men seem humble and the flag is flying square (a difficult to capture moment in flag photography).
Deeper into significance?
The older flag has 6 rows of 8 stars, from left to right the code reads FFFFFFFF
The new flag has a 5 star column neighboring a four star column. From left to right the 545454545 series reads ED-ED-ED-ED-ED-E
Who is ED?
The number in the flag ..54,545,454,545
..54 billion ..n' billions n' billions n' billions n'...
Concisely, 54 * 10^9 ..and change.
We can also derive 5 + 4 = 9 = Nein = No
(..a 54 club)
..no no no no no E
I am almost certain that HAM radio relay groups had no input during the composition of these codes.
A more symmetrical (balanced) configuration might be EEEEEEEEEE, the fifth letter in the alphabet shares logical correlation to the five pointed star.
In a rectangular configuration there is space for a duality of complementary squares, a rectangle might achieve the midpoint of the flag design layout. The 1/3 placement might also be kept, of course the star rectangle would appear much smaller. I like the larger rectangle if it were to reach near or at the mid-point of the graphic.
The "star square" size ratio to stripes is also significant. It can be 1/5th, 1/3 or 1/6. Of course one of the ratios will correlate best.
The ten E's (EEEEEEEEEE) can further be divided into 50 segments that graphically produce the letter E ten times.