Wisconsin Vet must remove flag after Memorial Day
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The apartment complex where this Vet and his wife live has taken the position that in order to remain neutral and not offend anyone they have a company policy against flying of flags, including Old Glory, our own American Flag!
I quote: “a company policy that bans the display of flags, banners and political or religious materials.”
Last time I checked this was America, yes? Our flag is a symbol of the thing we hold most dear as a country; our Freedom, is it not?
The company said and I quote, “This policy was developed to insure that we are fair to everyone as we have many residents from diverse backgrounds," the statement read. "By having a blanket policy of neutrality we have found that we are less likely to offend anyone and the aesthetic qualities of our apartment communities are maintained."
“We have many residents from diverse backgrounds” ???? So?? This matters how exactly?
Again, last time I checked and I will have to go back and really make sure; those residents from “diverse backgrounds” are living in America. If anything the policy should be that there is a ban on flying any flag that is not the American Flag.
If you are living in America as a guest for a limited period of time and will not be nor do you have the desire to become a citizen then there is no offending you because this is OUR country and OUR flag. You don’t like it……don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out of the country!
If you are a person living in America who is in the process of or who intends to become a citizen then there is no offending you either…the American Flag will take precedence over any flag from the country you are renouncing so that you can become an American.
Oath of Allegiance for Naturalized Citizens:
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God
See, no one is offended since they have pledged an oath to America. The American Flag is their flag.
“For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation's strength and unity. It's been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history.” (http://www.usa-flag-site.org/history.shtml)
My fellow Americans we are being devalued. The foundation upon which this country was built is being eroded beneath our very feet. What are we going to do about it?? Are we going to allow this to happen? Did every solider who has died defending America, die in vain?
As an American, I am highly offended that I am not allowed to fly the American flag..so there, they've just offended someone.
FLY your Flags America!!! Stand Tall, Stand Proud.