posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 12:45 PM
reply to post by rom12345
You do seem to have strong opinions on this for being so indifferent.
Beyond that, I have a couple issues with this. One is, if it was a neighbor that narced him out, how did that neighbor know he didn't have a permit?
Something smells fishy there.
Two. As is happening across the country these days, city and state governments are making us pay for pretty much everything. On the one hand, they
need the cash. On the other hand, we have the choice to avoid those charges. I wouldn't pay $300 for a permit to erect a $30 pole.
Instead, and to be just as patriotic, hang that flag from an angled pole mounted on the side of the house. If someone complains about that, then we
can talk about the trampling of individual rights and the threats to our republic.
As for the Marine in this story. If he chooses to pay the fee, I hope he can also find a contractor that would donate his time to come out, pat the
ground around the pole, then tell the city council that the pole is properly installed and up to code.
If, of course, it is.