New Rochelle, New York removes flag as ‘offensive’ Tea Party symbol | WashingtonExaminer.com

Yet one more reason that Westchester County, New York, should secede along with all 5 boroughs of NYC plus Long Island, float into the Atlantic Ocean, and tectonically merge with France or some other Euro-socialist shit hole.

Fig. 1: Offensive speech blowing in the breeze

A veterans organization in a New York town is fighting for its right to fly a patriotic flag after the city council refused to let the group display the flag, calling it a symbol of the Tea Party with right-wing connotations.

The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association replaced a tattered American flag at the New Rochelle Armory, flying the Gadsden flag underneath it. The bright yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag has been used by the Navy and Marine Corps since 1775.

When a city council member complained to the city manager that he found the flag offensive, the city manager initially decided to let the flag fly anyway. But the city council overruled him, and the flag was taken down. On Wednesday, the council voted 5 to 2 to keep the veterans from putting the flag back up.

The council objected to the flag because they said Peter Parente, the president of the veterans group, is a member of the Tea Party and the group wants to use the flag to make a political point…via WashingtonExaminer.com.

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3 thoughts on “New Rochelle, New York removes flag as ‘offensive’ Tea Party symbol | WashingtonExaminer.com

  1. hoboduke 04/13/2013 / 8:30 AM

    The heritage and traditions of our struggle for independence by the founders of our country are embodied in that flag as symbol of our resolve. The fact that Tea Party chose to use that historical symbol as proof of their support of our independence is not a reason to be offended. If the socialists and communists in our country choose to proudly display the stars and stripes, then are we to demand they take down our flag? Nobody has the right to deny free speech or flying a flag that is an emblem of our struggle for freedom.

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