The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the freedom of Americans to fly flags. Americans have the right to fly the flags of their choice on their own property without regard to whether or not it offends their neighbors; however, there are movements in our land to stop certain flags from being flown on government or public property.
The governor of South Carolina has called for the Confederate flag to be taken down in her state. The governor of Virginia ordered the Confederate flag to be taken of the state’s license plates. Amazon, Wal-Mart and other businesses have declared they will no longer sell Confederate flags. The Confederate flag offends people.
Other people are calling for the rainbow flag flown by gay rights supporters to be condemned because it too offends people. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh predicted on his show that the American flag will “come under assault” because it offends people and stands for “everything that’s wrong with” America.
“If you take a look at the timeline of progressive events, their speed and rapidity with which the left is conducting this assault on all of these American traditions and institutions, if you don’t think the American flag’s in their crosshairs down the road, you had better stop and reconsider.”
Do you believe the time will come when the Stars and Stripes will not fly over public property? If so, will only patriots fly the American flag? We live in interesting times. The future should be even more interesting!