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Reader says If you feel excluded and not represented by the American flag then this is the wrong country for you

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Flying the flag at any cost goes hand in hand with extreme liberals fury against republicans. These people will stop at nothing to forcefully push and fulfill their agenda. If you just simply say you are against any flag other than the national flag flying in public property they will mercilessly attack you. It is impossible to express the simplest, most honest opinion on this very ordinary issue on any social media forum for you have to be really strong and respond in kind or be subdued and avoid conflict. To me it is simply stupid but also offending to the rest of the village community to ask so persistently about flying a flag because you are proud of leading a certain way of life. Fly your pride flag anywhere in your property be it your car, home, yard, bedroom, bathroom but do not touch public spaces which belong to all residents. If you feel excluded and not represented by the American flag then this is the wrong country for you. Stop trying to force people to like the way you live. I do not care what flag you fly, what life you lead, what you do at home etc. To me you are fellow residents whom I respect just like everybody else but you are inviting rejection by using these ugly tactics to impose your will to the rest of town’s population. I hope VC regardless of the immense pressure will not bend to satisfy this flag request.

12 thoughts on “Reader says If you feel excluded and not represented by the American flag then this is the wrong country for you

  1. This is a feel good issue. The American flag stands for all. People fought for the flag.

    Shocker – a lot of people do not see the LGBT pride flag as inclusive. To some it may seem inclusive, to me it is just another pride flag. Will we fly the National Women’s Rights flag in August? I consider that flag to be inclusive. Who could be against equal rights for women right?

    We all assign meaning to symbols. Just don’t assign your meaning to my life.

  2. It is great that we have a flag pole in town dedicated to causes. Fly everyone’s flag there.

    If there are two causes in one month, flip a coin to see which goes on top. Problem solved.

  3. We should fly the Heterosexual Pride Flag

  4. Maybe the POW/MIA Flag year round.

  5. Only the stars and stripes. All others find your own flag pole or fly your flag on your property.

  6. Oh come on James – don’t you know the American flag represents racism, homophobhia, misogyny, transphobia, islamophobia, bigotry etc etc.?

    Seems like you have not yet been trained to think like a progressive. Off to the reeducation camp with you!

    “He was back in the Ministry of Love, with everything forgiven, his soul white as snow. He was in the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody. He was walking down the white-tiled corridor, with the feeling of walking in sunlight, and an armed guard at his back. The longhoped-for bullet was entering his brain.

    He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

    1. home run comment!

  7. That editorial page editor has a stranglehold on that paper. Lives in Brooklyn, left his heart in San Francisco & unfortunately pushes his agenda on an Northern NJ audience that mostly goes about their lives with absolutely nothing to do with his writings.

  8. I’m going to second that request for the Steelers flag.

  9. Everyone should have equal rights. Nice statement. Is Citizen’s Park going to look like the front of the United Nations building? It is physically impossible to fly all the flags that will demand equal rights. Flying one flag that is neither national nor state will lead to an overwhelming demand by all groups–sports, college, Women’s rights, etc.etc.. The council is opening up a hornet’s nest. No matter how we feel about any specific group’s “rights”, all groups are free to fly any flag at their home, but we should not use public spaces for such flags. It is one thing if a specific group is celebrating a specific day at Citizens. Then a special flag “might” lead to consideration for that day only. Even then, that will lead to multi requests by other groups for “Their day”. The council should not yield to the demands of a single group (of any kind) without seriously considering future consequences.

  10. Has anyone asked Mount Carmel what they think about having a gay pride flag 100 feet from the entrance to the church?

  11. I have lived here for over 40 years. Kids are grown and gone. I am staying. I love this town, in spite of some of the idiots who want to build massive buildings and parking garages. I do not mind spending $$ on the children, who are not my children. It is part of being a citizen of the world. Not every dime of my spending has to go to my own personal benefit.

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