Thursday, June 29, 2006

Boehner on House Passage of Freedom to Display the American Flag Act

Via email:
"Every American should have the right to display the American flag on one's own residential property. As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, it is important that we remember the principle of freedom upon which our nation was founded. To restrict Americans from displaying the very symbol of that freedom is the antithesis of what the Founding Fathers had intended for this great nation. I commend Rep. Bartlett for his work on this important legislation and the values it represents for our great country."

7 comments:

Phil Prenger said...

There are restrictions on displaying the flag on your own property? Who what when where why how?

Modern Esquire said...

Boehner's talking about some condo and other planned community rules that prohibit hanging anything, including the American flag, on your property.

If you don't live in a condo or in some other situtation where a private organization regulates the hell how you use your own property, you're free to let Ol' Glory fly!

Phil Prenger said...

Okay, that makes some sense (though it still strikes me as ridiculous).

Oldsmoblogger said...

One more reason not to buy in some restrictive-covenant McMansionland. I'm trying to sell my wife on the joys of township living, but little luck so far.

Alabama said...

Hey there! Came in via Steve The Pirate. Sure wish I could be a part of the Ohio Alliance seeing as how I grew up in southern Ohio, but oh well. I am in Alabama now. Nice blog.

Jay Anderson said...

Is Federalism even a concept Republicans understand anymore?

While I think these restrictive covenants are stupid and certainly unpatriotic, people who buy into them have to take responsibility for their own stupidity. The federal government has no business getting involved.

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

I question whether these communes are legal and constitutional at all. Doesn't anybody believe in private property anymore?

I say screw 'em!