Old Glory Display Torn Down in King County, Washington After Complainer Calls It ‘Offensive’

Many of us remember the tumultuous Sixties very well. There was plenty of upheaval in the country at the time. Vietnam War protests… race riots… concerns about the Cold War turning into a nuclear holocaust…

There was some anti-American sentiment expressed back then. But much of it stemmed from people who were afraid of being sent to Vietnam.

The anti-American activities we see today seem different to me. They come from a fringe group on the far Left. While they may not be big in number, their influence is felt on a regular basis.

They despise the values on which this country was created. So, they go after every symbol of those values as aggressively as possible. Particularly disgusting to them are patriotic displays featuring the American flag.

How Could the American Flag Be Offensive in America?

One such display has been visible along Preston Fall City Road in King County, Washington for about as long as anyone can remember.

A rock wall there has been decorated with a number of American flags and POW flags honoring military veterans for at least 10 years.

But guess what? The display is not there anymore. Why? Because city officials have bowed to a leftist who says the display is “offensive” to him or her.

Needless to say, the patriotic folks in King County were not pleased.

Fox News reported that one of them told a local television station, “I don’t understand. We live in the United States of America. This is our flag. Why is it offensive?”

Somebody Is Distracted… But It’s Not Drivers

County officials justified their action to remove the display with hogwash. They argued how it might distract drivers. That they might not pay proper attention to the road in front of them.

Really? Do speed limit signs and yield signs distract drivers? Do billboards cause drivers to swerve into another lane? Do pedestrians on the sidewalks make drivers forget to use their turn signals?

Sounds to me like these county officials are afraid of a lawsuit. Or maybe they’re concerned that other displays will go up elsewhere. And then they’ll have less ability to ban them due to allowing the patriotic display to remain.

Can you imagine something like this happening before our last president created an unpatriotic atmosphere with his “apology tour” and his wife’s lack of pride in her country?

America – Love It or Leave It

Excuse me for getting a tad upset here, but this kind of thing makes me sick to my stomach!

If Old Glory offends you, get the hell out of this country and go live in a place where they hate Americans.

In those types of countries – North Korea, Iran and Lebanon, to name a few – these people would fit right in. Of course, they would also lose almost all their freedoms.

Suddenly America wouldn’t look so bad to them after all. But they wouldn’t be able to come back, at least as far as I’m concerned.

Patriotic Display Will Be Back

The patriots in King County have decided not to take this travesty lying down. They are determined to rebuild the wall as a reminder of the price veterans have paid to keep America free.

They even established a Facebook page in honor of their efforts.

The new display might have to be in a different place. But like our flag at Fort McHenry following the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812, it will rise again.

And King County lawmakers had better hope that voters have a short memory. Otherwise, they may find themselves unemployed come next election day.

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