Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
In Lexington, South Carolina Marine veteran Bob Michaelis was told to remove a patriotic display from his mattress company. He lined the front of his store with American flags in honor of our troops.
Bob Michaelis of Michaelis Mattress Company in Lexington says he was asked to remove the patriotic display because it violates a 1999 town ordinance. According to the town ordinance, only three flags that are not duplicates of each other can be displayed in “restricted and intense development districts.”
Michaelis, a Marine, says he wanted to “show appreciation to our troops” with the display.
“We got 10 flags up,” Michaelis said. “I thought maybe it was about time we return to the patriotism in America. There’s not enough of it. It seems to be lost.”
For his patriotism, the town fathers sent the law after him. He violated a…perish the thought…ordinance.
They are denying they said the flags had to come down because of an ordinance.
So, let me see, a Marine putting up flags in honor of soldiers, made it up?
No, the town administrator told the media he just wanted to have a “conversation.” I guess instead of pushing outright Fascism with his pencil pushing power, he wanted to “nudge” him the right way and keep him from becoming a serial flag offender[…]