Am i the only one who has a very hard time believing this, or believing that it is this cut and dry?
There has to be something else to it.
A) IS this public property? If so, how can the DOT legally prohibit the flying of the American ? They can't.
B) "Whose" property if it? This is a valid question because the DOT is for transportation, so unless it is on an easement...
C) They said
In other words, they declared it illegal to solely fly the US flag, stating that other flags must also have the right to be
flown at the memorial,
No one ever said that other flags could NOT fly. So, the American flag CAN fly, just if another person/group wishes to fly another flag it must also
Essentially, the American flag can be flown, and it can be flown legally by itself until someone else wants to fly another flag, whereupon that flag
must also be allowed. Either all of none. I think i agree with that. Kinda like the whole ten commandments in the courthouse thing: if you display
them, you also allow other religions' creeds to be displayed. Pretty simple.
I see nowhere where other flags do not have the right if someone chooses to fly it, and it seems to be someone--somehow--saying only an American flag
should be flown and no other, hence the telling quotation above.
Equal opportunity. What's so wrong with that? Or are we that nationalistically selfish? I could understand if someone wanted to fly a Nazi flag, so
maybe it's for the better, so we do not have to deal with Nazis and KKK and etc...
Somebody is twisting stuff around.
If the DOT, or whoever, says that other flag do not have the right to be flown, which then means the US flag cannot be flown by default because of
equal opportunity, then something is not getting said or reported.
There is some part of the story/situation that is not being told, here. Think about it.
edit on 11-5-2011 by Liquesence because: (no reason