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BREAKING: American Flag BANNED At Arlington National After Tragic Accident

Patriots visiting the Arlington National Cemetery yesterday were shocked to learn that the American Flag was forbidden.

An unforeseen consequence of a bill passed by Democrats in 2006 bans the waving the American Flag at Arlington National Cemetery. Violators of the law face fines and up to a year in prison (via AL.com)

The law was passed in response to the fanatical members of the Westboro Baptist Church who were frequently protesting military funerals in the mid-2000s.

Members of the small Kansas sect were visiting National cemeteries to protest during military funerals. According to the radical group, soldiers were dying as a punishment for the normalization of homosexuality in America.

The law was left intentionally vague to avoid violating rights to free speech, and as a result, “any placard, banner, flag, or similar device” is forbidden from being displayed in the cemetery.

Exemptions in the law allow for flags to be displayed if they are a part of a funeral or memorial, allowing the miniature American flags to be placed in front of each grave.

Banning particular flags and placards would violate our First Amendment rights resulting in an all or nothing approach; either all flags are banned, or no flags are banned.

But the law is generating ire amongst our Veterans. “There’s absolutely, positively nothing disrespectful whatsoever about carrying the colors to the cemetery where our fallen armed forces are buried,” said retired Staff Sergeant Earl Granville.

The unforeseen consequences of the well-meaning bill are regrettable but not surprising. Democrat-backed bills are often chock full of unintended consequences. This is a result of the short-sighted and emotionally-driven approach employed by liberals.

Minimum wage laws increase unemployment, social security often destroys ambition and lowers the standard of living of those already in need. Almost every policy promoted by the Left sounds good in theory but fails when put into action.

Conservatives are often accused of callousness when we are just realists. Conservatives understand that everything in life is a balance, and nothing is perfect.

So now, lawmakers must balance the importance of raising our flag proud or protecting the families of fallen soldiers from undue ridicule.

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  1. Dorothy Schneebeli

    July 6, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Their winning and we don’t want to do a dam thing about. DISGUSTING.

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  4. Sandy Groepel

    July 6, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    As a veteran I recent the fact that I have served my country with honor. Lost friends in Vietnam and Desert Storm. My niece is a Marine !
    That’s is not counting all my brothers and sisters and yet because of the Westboro Church, we can’t have our flag !!??
    Why is it that it is a always the veterans and military personal lose their right to be honored, respect and to have a flag that we were willing to give all to fly over us !!

  5. Diane M Knoedler

    July 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I really don’t believe this!!!! The biker’s will prevail over Westboro Church. They need to be banned from everything. What a bunch of haters!!!

  6. Donna Miller

    July 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Because of one group particularly the Westboro Church, all Veterans have to suffer because of this law? I don’t think so. Enough is enough! Our Veterans deserve every honour there is let alone a flag flying on their graves. That flag to them, represents what they fought and died for. My father was in the Army, my husband was in Vietnam, my Son-In-Law fought during the Gulf War, do not tell me these men do not deserve the right to have a flag flying on their graves. I am so sick and tired of these liberal leftist getting everything they want, whenever they want it, and everyone else suffers because of it. This madness has got to stop. Someone has to step up and stop this now!!!!! The Military deserve to be treated with dignity living or deceased. This law needs to go!!!!!

  7. tony

    July 6, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    ban protesters from the cemetery!

  8. Raelynn Johnson

    July 7, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I am appalled. What is this country about anymore? The Government who is supposed to be protecting our rights and our patriotism is gradually taking more and more things away from us. This is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind. There is so much disrespect shown for the flag…..now you take away one of the few ways we can honor our military. Ridiculous, unpatriotic, ungodly, disrespectful, and pathetic. I feel like those of us who love our country, our flag and our military have been deprived of one of our rights. I HATE THIS!

  9. Carol Bourdon-Owens

    July 7, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Bullshit!…American soil….American flags…what all these men and women died for!! Can’t believe this is happening here and now!!!

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  11. C. Blue

    July 7, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Another fire Obama built that President Trump now has to put out.

  12. Chuck

    July 9, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Westbrook Baptist Church is a group of fanatics similar to the Manson Family. They are a disgrace to the Baptist Church and to the United States of America. I am a veteran and I reject their position on not flying the American Flag at Arlington National Cemetary. Our fallen brothers and sisters reside there every day and are entitled to recognition from their country.

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