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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BREAKING-American Flags BANNED at apartment complex in Albany, Oregon

Residents at the Oaks Apartments in Albany Ore. have been told they cannot fly flags any more. The rule seems to apply to any flag, however they have also been told " the American flag symbolizes problems. " Problems? Really? Here in America, our own flag causes problems. Listen up kids, flags don't cause problems, people cause problems.

Jim Clausen flies the American flag from the back of his motorcycle. He has a son in the military heading back to Iraq, and the flag - he said - is his way of showing support.
"This flag stands for all those people," said Clausen, an Oaks Apartment resident. "It stands for the people that can no longer stand - who died in wars. That's why I fly this flag."
But to Oaks Apartment management, Clausen said, the American flag symbolizes problems.
He was told to remove the red, white and blue from both of his rides, or face eviction. "It floored me," he said. "I can't believe she was saying what she was saying."
Even long-time residents like Sharron White, who has flown a flag on her car for eight years, has been told to take it down.
White said management told her that "someone might get offended."
"I just said to her 'They'll just have to get over it," White said.

It is unconscionable to me that anyone who lives in this country would be offended by the site of the American flag. THIS IS AMERICA. If you are uncomfortable around our flag.......close your eyes. It would be like someone saying to me "I am offended by brown hair. Shave your head." Err, well dude, that's the color of my hair. Sorry.

Watch the original story here:

This just smacks of the same crap Debbie McLucas from Arlington had to deal with. First, she was told to take down her flag because it was offensive. Then after it received a bunch of press she was told she could have had a a flag all along, it just had to be smaller. Yeah. Right.

A side note: at the end of the story the reporter tells us that the ACLU says the flag ban is not a violation of residents rights because it is private property. I bet if it were Muslim paraphernalia the ACLU would be all over it.

I think some people have more to say about this-check out your next call to action if you live in Oregon: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/LT1800