posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 07:58 AM
Having read the article and looked at the video the following can be stated:
This is simply a case of Freedom of Speech, nothing more. One can not meerly stop a person from displaying a flag or an idea all cause it offends.
Many court cases have been fought and validated that very notion. The last court case that comes to mind is the one involving WBC where a group of
nut jobs protest the funerals of servicemen, and the Supreme Court upheld that they have the right to do such. If anything the following court cases
should make the case:
US v Obrien, 1968
Cohen V California, 1971
Texas V Johnson, 1989
US V Eichman, 1990
Those 4 cases in particular make it where a person has the right to what would be considered symbolic speech.
Though the question should be asked, where is the ACLU, is this not a case that they could take up, and bring legal aid to this person, defending his
rights, as it is a clear cut case of where the government is restricting his freedom his speech?
I hope this guy fights it and wins.