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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Democrats say Revolutionary War Flag is ‘offensive’

Scumbag New York Democrats remove Gadsden flag
  • Leftist trash compares the Revolutionary flag to a Nazi flag, a rainbow Gay flag and graffiti.

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 reports the Washington Examiner.

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.

But Parente said at the council meeting no one in his organization is a Tea Party member.

“I’m a proud Republican,” he told the council.

After the vote, during the public discussion period of the City Council meeting veterans, their children and other supporters of the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Society of New Rochelle spoke passionately about those who died fighting under the Gadsden flag as early as 1775 during the early days of the American Revolution and in modern day wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Global War on Terror.

"People died fighting under the Confederate flag too," said Council Member Barry Fertel as City Council members exited Council Chambers.

During the Committee of the Whole Meeting earlier in the day where the vote was called, City Council Member Shari Rackman compared the Gadsden flag to the Rainbow Flag used to symbolize gay pride.

Brian Sussman, a Democratic Party District Leader in New Rochelle, has compared the Gadsden Flag variously to the Nazi flag, a Mickey Mouse flag and graffiti.

Once council member compared the flag to the rainbow flag used to symbolize gay pride, according to local news website Talk of the Sound. Another has compared it variously to the Nazi flag, a Mickey Mouse flag and graffiti.

The veterans group has retained the Thomas More Law Center to regain the right to fly the flag. They have not yet filed a lawsuit.

“Using the City Council’s reasoning, they would remove the Stars and Stripes from flagpoles because both Democrat and Republican Parties, as well as most political candidates, use the Stars and Stripes in their campaign messaging,” said Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center.

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