Old Glory doesn’t sit well with their notions of ‘aesthetic appeal and property values.’
Do they have the right to force him to remove it?
A thirty-year Navy Veteran has Old Glory on his mailbox. And when it fades in the sun, he replaces it.
It isn’t a question of disrepair. It’s a question of whether the neighbors want to look at the Stars and Bars.
Retired U.S. Navy Officer John Ackert was informed via a letter from the Southwood Residential Community Association in Tallahassee that he must remove the American flag graphics from his mailbox or face fines, Fox News reported.
“This is a very, very petty thing. All I’m trying to do is display my feeling of patriotism toward America. I spent 30 years in uniform,” Ackert told the Tallahassee Democrat.
The association insisted that the flag graphics on the mailbox violated the HOA rules meant to protect the “aesthetic appeal and property values” of the neighborhood.
Ackert was stunned by the letter because he has had the flag graphic on his mailbox for years and has never been told to remove it. He said he put the American flag graphic on the mailbox four years ago, replacing it frequently when it faded from sunlight.
“If somebody had complained about it four years ago, it wouldn’t be such an issue,” the veteran said. —Breitbart
He wrote the nation the proverbial blank check in support of that flag and was prepared to lay down his life to defend it.
It’s beyond ridiculous. And a little like that guy out of Seinfeld:
No flag for you!
Should this be a protected form of expression that goes beyond the reach of any Decorating Nazi?
Should they STFU and get a life?
Should they be THANKING the vet instead of harrassing him? Of course.
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