Democrats love to flex their political muscles in the faces of anyone, but they take special pleasure in rubbing the noses of conservatives in the dirt. They are nasty lowlifes, after all.
Recently, the Democrats of the City Council of New Rochelle, New York, a Big Apple bedroom community, decided that the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association could not fly a Gadsden flag (known more widely as the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag) in front of the town’s armory. One of the five skunks who voted to take this action cried that the flag, which is a symbol of pride to actual patriotic Americans, was “offensive” to him.
In a surprisingly hateful and stupid display, even for a liberal Democrat, Council member Barry Fertel likened the Gadsden flag to the Confederate “Stars and Bars” battle flag and a Gay pride flag. When veterans at the Council’s public hearing said American patriots died fighting under the Don’t Tread On Me flag during the Revolution (and more recently during battles in Iraq and Afghanistan), Fertel replied, “People died fighting under the Confederate flag too.”
When liberals are given power, laws they don’t like such as “theft under color of law” mean nothing. Gleefully adding insult and illegality to their fiat, the Council not only ordered the flag be taken down; it ordered that it be confiscated.
Before voting to order the flag be taken down, each of the five liberal Democrats took a turn attacking the flag as a “symbol of the TEA Party.”
Drunk with the power of their 5 to 2 majority, the abuse of logic and patriotism continued with member Brian Sussman, a local Democrat Party District Leader who likened the flag to the Nazi’s swastika, a Mickey Mouse flag, and finally to simple graffiti. Words cannot accurately describe the level of contempt people like this guy deserve. It is truly a disturbing example of what America has become under the psychopathic rule of the vicious Left.
If there is any good news in this story, it is that the Thomas More Law Center, which is representing the veterans, is confident it can beat these thugs in court and get this ruling overturned.
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