Code violations

June 4, 2018

A real estate broker in Massachusetts thought he and his 11-year-old daughter were just showing patriotism and honoring veterans when they put 200 tiny American flags on his firm’s lawn for Memorial Day. But Chelmsford city officials thought otherwise. They left a note threatening the company with a code violation for having an “excessive” number of flags. They claim it’s a safety issue (the flags might be a distraction at a busy intersection) and the city prohibits the use of the flag in commercial promotions.

But the real estate agent said this wasn’t a commercial promotion, it was just a show of patriotism. In one of the more defiant acts of patriotism Massachusetts has seen since the 1700s, he not only refused to remove the flags, he added 200 more. Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported that the city also made the same charge of “excessive flags” against a local church, which isn’t even a commercial enterprise.

The sentiment of the townspeople seems to be firmly with the patriots, not the bureaucrats. A word of advice to the government: the last time someone tried to punish Massachusetts patriots for being too pro-American, it was at Lexington and Concord. It didn’t turn out well in the long run for the anti-American flag side.

https://www.westernjournal.com/business-responds-to-towns-order-to-remove-american-flags-by-doing-the-opposite/

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Comments 1-6 of 6

  • Lynn Hoyt

    06/09/2018 10:42 AM

    It just frosts me that these people live in this great country and do NOT support our flag!!!! I'm pretty sick and tired of it!

  • Francis White

    06/06/2018 07:41 PM

    reading the article reminded me of the attached story of the history behind your national anthem ???? The bureacrats could use a listen.
    https://youtu.be/YaxGNQE5ZLA

  • Dan Schwettmann

    06/05/2018 12:18 PM

    I like the reminder about Lexington and Concord. Excellent!

  • James Clem

    06/04/2018 06:46 PM

    May patriotism be restored in our country and appreciation for God, flag, and free country!!

  • Marianne Groenland

    06/04/2018 03:05 PM

    There is no such thing as “excessive flags” - thats a made up liberal term to dissuade citizens from showing their love of country.

  • Jane Wilcox Hively

    06/04/2018 02:23 PM

    Bravo for words about too much Massachusetts government. New Hampshire still has "Live Free or Die." Although most days it's "Live, Freeze and Die!" So many patriots still exist in Mass. but the education (indoctrination) system is alive and well there unfortunately. Keep up the good work! and Thanks!