13 April 2013

Progressives Hate All Kinds Of American Flags

As I've pointed out before, it's not just the Confederate flag that the left hates. They hate any flag that conceivably represents any opposition. The Gadsden flag is the nanny-left's latest target:
The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association is fighting a New York town for the right to fly the Gadsden flag bearing the phrase, “Don’t Tread On Me.”

The veterans group had flown the flag, used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps since 1775, at the New Rochelle Armory, but the city council claimed it was an offensive Tea Party symbol and voted to have the flag removed.
And then there's this interesting observation:
“Using the City Council’s reasoning, they would remove the Stars and Stripes from flagpoles because both Democrat and Republican Parties, as well as most political candidates, use the Stars and Stripes in their campaign messaging,” said Richard Thompson, president of the center.
Sounds somewhat similar to the issues involving the Lexington flag flap, doesn't it? I would suggest we adopt the Smiley Face flag and only allow it to be flown, but then grumpy people would take offense.


ropelight said...

So-called Progressives, do seem to hate the Stars-n-Stripes, the evidence supports no other conclusion.

After 911 a spontaneous outpouring of patriotic sentiment resulted in flags popping up on cars, on freeway overpasses, on stores and office buildings, on the front lawns of homes, everywhere you looked.

And no sooner did the flags appear than voices on the left began to decry what they described as unseemly flag waving and overly excessive patriotic fervor.

Homegrown Leftists began to make excuses for the terrorists, to claim that America's policies had brought our chickens home to roost.

It wasn't long before the Left was supporting the construction of a triumphant mosque near ground zero and denouncing those who opposed the mosque as bigots. They even tried to keep a cross salvaged from the twisted steel girders of the Twin Towers from public display.

Although the evidence just keeps on stacking up, the conclusions have long been clear and unmistakable.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Rope - you' right.

"the evidence just keeps on stacking up"

Fools don't consider evidence. I believe Apostle Paul put it this way,

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools"