Skip to comments.Paralyzed Vet Must Remove Confederate Flag
Posted on 04/12/2011 12:13:15 PM PDT by pantherskincreek
I suppose his actions qualify him as posing a severe domestic terrorist threat.
Is an Islamist flag A-OK?
Let him be!
*sigh*... Let the man fly his flag.
The only flag allowed inside is the United States flag.
” goes to church and reads a bible “?
All the more reason they persecute him?
That Flag was about states rights and the VA should mind their own damn business!
You can burn an American flag as an expression of free speech but you can’t display a Confederate flag as an expression of same. Goodbye America..........
Yes... in this Administration’s eyes.
Not true...it’s up the the director:
“the display of any placards, banners, or foreign flags on VA property unless approved by the head of the facility”
Besides...one cannot make a serious argument that the stars and bars is a FOREIGN flag...
Wanna bet if the guy was gay and wanted a rainbow flag there wouldnt be a word said about it?
This prohibition is especially ironic given that the South contributes a disproportionate amount of our men to the military. Many of our finest generals are of Southern heritage and a large number of military bases are locate in here in Dixie.
Well the article says only US flags are allowed inside, so I guess at this facility, that’s all they allow.
Going to the VA is still taking the government dime. And when you do that, you have to play by government rules. And *that* is a very, very important lesson to remember.
What if the government rules were that it was his time to die? This is no longer as hypothetical as it used to be.
Now THAT is a good test. Fly a “muzzie” flag, and see if the libtards want that taken down. (You have to get passed the feelings of doing such an abhorrent thing, but it would be interesting.)
"I just went to the ward over there and they said it was offensive and they did not like what it portrayed and they asked we remove it. We had to do what the guidelines say. We are a federal facility," says Willie Logan, Public Information Officer for the VA Hospital. The only flag allowed inside is the United States flag.
I’d be willing to stake him to the price of a tattoo. Then he could tell them to piss off...
If 0bama’s gestapo refuse to allow this Vet to exercise the Freedom he fought for, he should then put up the flag of the Great State of Mississippi and dare them to remove it.
A worker came in and was offended.
Don’t know about you but I think mighty hard about causing a ruckus someplace where I have to rely on others.
POing the nursing staff might not be all that great an idea.
Somebody just might............
Not saying but.......
American History is offensive? This is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. This guy could have ancestors who fought for the Confederacy.Even in Northeast Pennsylvania we put small Confederate flags on the unnamed graves of Confederate soldiers who are buried in the church cemetery on Memorial Day and USA flags on the Union graves.
No, it’s not offensive (at least to me). BTW: see my #18 for a “creative” solution to political correctness run amuck. FWIW, I would allow the flag, along with my profound thanks for his service.
here’s how you win this fight...VA hospital right..as in veterans?
“”U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958(US Statutes at Large Volume 72, Part 1, Page 133-134)
The Administrator shall pay to each person who served in the military or naval forces of the
Confederate States of America during the Civil War a monthly pension in the same amounts
and subject to the same conditions as would have been applicable to such person under the
laws in effect on December 31, 1957, if his service in such forces had been service in the
military or naval forces of the United States.
U.S. Code Title 38 - Veterans’ Benefits, Part II - General Benefits, Chapter 15 -
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death or for Service,
Subchapter I - General, § 1501. Definitions:
(3) The term “Civil War veteran” includes a person who served in the military or
naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and the term
“active military or naval service” includes active service in those forces.”
Confederate military are US veterans as defined by law...
Fortunately for the US government, there weren’t many Confederate veterans still alive on December 31, 1957. Maybe some widows or disabled children would have gotten payments as a result of the ruling.