Sunday, April 14, 2013

NY Town Removes Veterans’ Gadsden Flag For Being an offensive Tea Party Symbol‏

So is there something illegitimate about the Tea Party?  What is wrong with calling for lower taxes?  Was not American independence the result of a tax protest?

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.

According to the website Talk of the Sound, one council member compared the Gadsden to the gay pride flag while another member likened it to Nazi and, more oddly, Mickey Mouse flags.

The Thomas More Law Center is now representing the veterans group, claiming that if one were to use the city council’s logic, even the Stars and Stripes would be removed from flagpoles around the country.

“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.



Anonymous said...

This is what happens when incredibly stupid people are allowed to get into a position where they have some degree of authority. The old liberal cretins down in FL. are infamous for doing this very same thing.

Anonymous said...

Typical lib tards. They should be tarred and feathered and ran out of the country.

President Not Sure said...

I dont get it. This flag has been flying since 1775. So do they think that the Tea Party they hate so much has existed since then?