If you haven’t heard this story, I am sure it will anger you. Fire Commissioners in Poughkeepsie, NY have told a District Fire Chief to remove the American flags from the back of the truck because they are “distracting.”
How is the flag distracting but not the flashing lights and sirens that are on when there’s an emergency?! Whoever made this decision needs their job taken from them for being un-American.
And liberals are somehow amazed at why all the polls show that 70% of the American people think the country is going in the wrong direction. I blame Obama for the vilification of American values and honor.
From Fox News:
A decision by the board of fire commissioners serving Poughkeepsie, New York sparked outrage when the panel ordered Arlington Fire District Chief Tony Gallante to remove the American flags from the rear of his trucks, the Poughkeepsie Journal first reported.
Arlington Fire Commissioners Chairman Jim Beretta said three of his members called the flags a “liability” and a “distraction to motorists.”
Two other members said the department could keep the flags posted as long as they didn’t interfere with operations.
Beretta said the board had not been consulted before the flags were posted on the trucks.
A ceremony was held Tuesday in the town, about 80 miles north of New York City, to formally remove the flags.
Hundreds of citizens expressed their objection to the move, while others said that flying flags from the trucks had indeed violated the federal code, the paper reported.
Local firefighters’ union president Joseph Tarquinio agreed that the move was ill-conceived, calling the removal of Old Glory “next to flag burning” at a time when the “country needs unity.”
“I think for a lot of people, [this] crosses political lines, moral lines and religious lines. It’s the flag of our country,” Tarquinio said.
A few months ago, a local Rhode Island fire official reportedly told firefighters there that flying the flag from trucks was unnecessary and likened it to ISIS.
They are removing the flag from the fire trucks, and you know New Yorkers are going to fume about this when it goes viral!
What is wrong with everyone? America is the greatest free nation in the world. Why is the establishment pandering to these people that say they hate America. The flag stands for freedom. If you’re not willing to salute it, you are not American! Go back to wherever you came from. We don’t need you here!
We, The People, need to create the largest lawsuit in history against our government and specifically, the Obama administration for defying our Constitution and setting our country on the path for destruction.
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