CEO Fights City Government Trying to Make him Remove American Flag
It's time for another episode of Stupid Things the Government Whines About. A city in North Carolina is trying to force a CEO to remove an American flag from his business. He's not having any of it:
Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis’ thoughts as he vowed earlier this week to never let the American flag come down under his watch amid his current legal battle. “As I told the city [Statesville],” he remarked, “it’s not coming down under any circumstance.” He said flying it is part of his “DNA.”
Lemonis responded to complaints from Statesville, North Carolina, that evolved into a lawsuit against his company over what the city called a “gigantic” flag. The city accused his local store of violating an ordinance by flying an American flag deemed too large, and cited concerns from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Sounds like this is just too much America for those bureaucrats to handle. Well, there's only one thing we can say to those city government folks.
CEO guy here brings up a good point. If this is an FAA issue, shouldn't the height of the pole be the real issue? Not the cloth hanging from it? If the issue is low-flying aircraft, I'm pretty sure the giant flag makes the pole more visible. As in less likely to cause any accidents.
Methinks there's another motive at play here. As in "the sight of old glory flying so prominently makes our eyes hurt. Begone with your imperialistic sky-cloth and everything it symbolizes. Also, it's bad for the airplanes." Tough luck.
All the props to this CEO for telling the government where they can stick their city ordnances. The flag is staying right where it is, waving proudly alongside the highway. Triggering the bejeezus out of lefties who'd like to forget about America's awesomeness.
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