I can't even believe that this is happening. Seems like every day there is some new assault on our country's values and on patriotism in particular....
Just in time for Memorial Day, one North Carolina city has filed a lawsuit to force an RV store to pull down a 40-foot by 80-foot U.S. flag because it’s too large, reports WBTV and other news outlets.
To put the 3,200-square-foot size in perspective, that’s about 1,000 square feet bigger than the average Starbucks.
Statesville, N.C., officials say the U.S. flag at Gander RV is nearly twice the size of what is specified in city codes for “signs and other outdoor marketing devices,” says WBTV.
Gander RV, an outdoor living equipment dealer, posted news of the lawsuit on its Facebook page May 18, and said the city is “imposing” a $50 per day retroactive fine, dating back to October 15. That’s when the flag went up, the store says....
The dispute has inspired a Change.org campaign to “Let Camping World & Gander Outdoors Fly The American Flag!”
As of Wednesday, May 22, more than 140,000 people had signed the petition, which originally had a goal of only 75,000. The goal has since been raised to 150,000 signatures.
Thousands have also commented on Gander RV’s defiant Facebook post, and nearly all appear to be supportive of a keeping the flag up – “the bigger the better.”
“I don’t care if it’s large enough to be seen from space! I question the morals and honor of the folks who run the city if they want to enforce this,” posted Glen Sexton. “Change your own ordinance because it’s ridiculous to start with.”
Personally, I don't consider a US flag to be a "marketing device". It's not a flag for the store, or a particular brand of gear.
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