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Paralyzed Vet Must Remove Confederate Flag
http://www.wtvr.com/wreg-flag-flap-at-veterans-hospital,0,338306.story?track=rss ^ | 4.11

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: District of Columbia; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: battleflag; confederate; courts; dixie; flag; homeland; remove; security; vet

1 posted on 04/12/2011 12:13:19 PM PDT by pantherskincreek
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To: pantherskincreek

Is an Islamist flag A-OK?


2 posted on 04/12/2011 12:15:53 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: pantherskincreek
He probably goes to church and reads a bible also.

Let him be!

3 posted on 04/12/2011 12:16:59 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: pantherskincreek

*sigh*... Let the man fly his flag.


4 posted on 04/12/2011 12:17:21 PM PDT by LightningStriker2010
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To: Renegade

The only flag allowed inside is the United States flag.


5 posted on 04/12/2011 12:18:28 PM PDT by Huck (This running things, kid. It ain't all gravy.)
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To: theDentist

” goes to church and reads a bible “?
All the more reason they persecute him?


6 posted on 04/12/2011 12:21:28 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: pantherskincreek

That Flag was about states rights and the VA should mind their own damn business!


7 posted on 04/12/2011 12:22:35 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: pantherskincreek

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..........


8 posted on 04/12/2011 12:23:36 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Joe Boucher

Yes... in this Administration’s eyes.


9 posted on 04/12/2011 12:29:04 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Huck

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”

http://law.justia.com/cfr/title38/38-1.0.1.1.2.0.6.12.html

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?


10 posted on 04/12/2011 12:29:45 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: shankbear
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..........

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.


11 posted on 04/12/2011 12:32:15 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Crim

Well the article says only US flags are allowed inside, so I guess at this facility, that’s all they allow.


12 posted on 04/12/2011 12:33:15 PM PDT by Huck (This running things, kid. It ain't all gravy.)
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To: pantherskincreek

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.


13 posted on 04/12/2011 12:42:02 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Renegade

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.)


14 posted on 04/12/2011 12:46:25 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: pantherskincreek
I wonder if the permit them to have the flags of the other nations that the people of the US fought in a war?
15 posted on 04/12/2011 12:48:30 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz
See post #10.

Directors discretion

16 posted on 04/12/2011 1:03:37 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Renegade
No.

"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.

17 posted on 04/12/2011 1:14:54 PM PDT by rockrr ("Remember PATCO!")
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To: pantherskincreek

I’d be willing to stake him to the price of a tattoo. Then he could tell them to piss off...


18 posted on 04/12/2011 1:17:10 PM PDT by rockrr ("Remember PATCO!")
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To: pantherskincreek

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.


19 posted on 04/12/2011 1:20:04 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: pantherskincreek

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.......


20 posted on 04/12/2011 1:26:09 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: rockrr

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.


21 posted on 04/12/2011 1:43:59 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade

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.


22 posted on 04/12/2011 2:18:27 PM PDT by rockrr ("Remember PATCO!")
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To: Renegade

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...


23 posted on 04/12/2011 2:20:15 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: OL Hickory

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.


24 posted on 04/12/2011 2:31:44 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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