Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride
By Todd Starnes Published July 01, 2016 | Fox News
The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats.
I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
In Lexington, South Carolina Marine veteran Bob Michaelis was told to remove a patriotic display from his mattress company.
Mr. Michaelis lined the front of his store with American flags – to honor our troops.
“We got 10 flags up,” he told television station WIS. “I thought maybe it was about time we return the patriotism in America. There’s not enough of it. It seems to be lost.”
But instead of congratulating Bob’s patriotism, the town fathers dispatched the law. He was informed that the flags violated an ordinance.
“The town of Lexington says they got to come down because there’s an ordinance in place,” he said.
The town administrator told WIS they did not issue Bob a citation nor did they tell him to take down the flags. …/
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Welcome to the 4th of July under ‘new and revised’ Amerika. Not on campus at Berkeley but on main street in South Carolina. The silence from Liberals will be deafening.
No, Libs, patriotism is not an “emotional thing.” But the new and revised America is driven by Emotionalism and P/C BS. Where are the lists of “most P/C places in the US?”
So LGBT pride is in — American pride is out of fashion. Didn’t know it had a shelf life.
Disgusting and Alarming that the American flag is limited in how many are displayed, my impression of America was that it’s pride was so great, that any American could fly thousands of American flags if they want, the more flags the greater the pride, the less flags the loss of pride and the changing face of American history through Obama and petty bureaucrats.
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After 8 years of Zippy, the number of Americans who are proud of our country is down to 52%, the lowest level since the Vietnam war threatened to tear the country apart.
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I did not get the original post so this is the only way I can comment. This is absolutely ridiculous. I’m glad I live in a town that nobody objects to our flags blowing in the wind everywhere all over the place.
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Yes, quite ridiculous. You know it’s amazing all the things they cannot or refuse to object to, but this they can?
Boy, am I ever sick to death of “certain persons” wanting our flag to be taken down on July 4th. WTH is wrong with these people? We’re not living with a bunch of commies in this country.
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