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NJ Town proposes flag ban
myfoxny.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | myfoxny.com

Posted on 01/18/2013 2:02:02 PM PST by Gefn

NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - The Hudson County town of West New York is considering a widespread sign regulation that could include banning American flags from being flown.

The Board of Commissioners have a draft ordinance for "General Sign Regulations".

Among the prohibited signs under the proposal would be "Flags, banners and pennants."

This has opponents upset.

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20621844/nj-town-proposes-flag-ban#ixzz2IMnDG2Gt

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: bluezones; dopeydems; flag; nj; oldglory; zoning
My heart is breaking. How can they ban the flag?
1 posted on 01/18/2013 2:02:10 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Gefn

When you hate America, it ain’t hard to do.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 2:03:06 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Gefn

Lemme guess. Run by socialists.

Thought so.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 2:05:28 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Gefn

This won’t backfire, nooooo.....


4 posted on 01/18/2013 2:05:54 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: fwdude

I guess I am naive. My dad is a veteran. I thought people died for the flag. Well, at least I can take comfort in the fact my dad raised me right.

Thank you.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 2:06:37 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Gefn

But you are still free to burn it, so wouldn’t this ban on flags violate that same right to freedom of speech?


6 posted on 01/18/2013 2:07:08 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Gefn

Because they are POS traitors, that’s why. Your heart is breaking? You’d better toughen up because this is just the beginning..


7 posted on 01/18/2013 2:07:50 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: fwdude

Letter from Mayor on the town’s website:

TOWN OF WEST NEW YORK
MAYOR FELIX E. ROQUE, MD

MEDIA ADVISORY
MAYOR RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS OF FLAG BANNING

I want to make it very clear that American flags, nor any other nation’s flag, have NOT been
banned in West New York. It has been an unfortunate matter of misunderstanding.

As a colonel in the United States Army for 37 years, it would be absolutely absurd for me to
support flag banning in any way. I love this country. If not for this country, I would not have
been able to become a physician, a colonel, or your mayor.

It would be a violation of our freedom of speech to disallow residents to show their patriotism.
This is the sort of oppression I experienced in Cuba. The freedom to proudly display the
American flag and to express oneself is what inspired me to serve in the United States military
for nearly four decades. It is why I love my country.

The original intent behind the ordinance that was introduced on January 16 was to address the
digital signs and advertisements polluting our streets, NOT to ban the American flag. Many
surrounding towns have enacted similar laws in order to reduce the nuisance of too much
advertisement.

Ultimately the ordinance is meant to improve the quality of life for the residents of West New
York, which is always our goal.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 2:08:15 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Gefn

Maybe the supporters of this are simply deported since they hate America.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 2:08:15 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Gefn

Link to their home page:

http://www.westnewyorknj.org/


10 posted on 01/18/2013 2:09:04 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Gefn

Christie comes out to condemn those “flag wavers” and to praise the residents of this town as proud patriots in 3...2...1...

FRiends, the GOPe has aligned themselves with the enemies of America, traditional American values, and the US Constitution. We have to get busy taking back the GOP from RINOs or creating a viable third party.

Time to Rope-a-Dope the GOPe.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 2:09:23 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Gefn

I see that the First Amendment is now dead in NJ.

On the other hand with all these Fascist/Nazi wanna-bees now coming out of the wood work and exposing themselves does make it a bit easier to identify the leaders of the opposition.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 2:09:23 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Gefn
Arbitrary, capricious and patently unconstitutional!





Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 01/18/2013 2:10:55 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: illiac

Thank you very much for the information! I wonder why the original story wasn’t fixed?


14 posted on 01/18/2013 2:11:10 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: illiac

Is there an actual exception for national flags written into the ordinance? If not, the intention was as clear as day.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 2:12:28 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Gefn

It’s because this country is not the same one in which you and I grew up. It is now a third-world country inundated with immigrants, both legal and illegal, who didn’t come here for a better life through assimilation as traditional citizens. They came here to rape and use the best of this country, while hoping to transform it into the sh!tholes from whence they came. Take everything they can get with as little honest effort as possible

It is not the same country where real Americans loved and worked to make it better; the communists, socialists, malcontents, users, takers and losers want to destroy it. They worked to overtake the education system to poison the minds of its young; they worked to kill its unborn in fantastically huge numbers. Their goal, their President’s goal is to make it prostrate in the world court of the United Nations, begging and bowing for forgiveness.

Most young people don’t even realize what’s happened...they watch Idol, You can Dance and whatever the hell else distracts them. They Twitter, Facebook their lost lives, and push the envelope of decency with every weekend. And, they hear a President on TV and the radio telling them how bad America is. Young people don’t see it because that’s all they’ve been taught or can see. Only old people know what’s happened, and they’ve been demonized beyond recognition.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 2:13:10 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: The Working Man

Do you remember just a few years ago the Dims (led by Schmucky Schumer) making a public announcement that they would no longer pursue gun control as part of their party platform?

The evidence is now in that they never gave that issue up.

They simply employed a Soviet- and Islamofascist-style tactical retreat to work under the cloak of secrecy and to await the moment to renew their attack.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 2:16:42 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Gefn

A large Hispanic community with a large immigrant population. My guess is that they could care less about the American flag. Today’s immigrants do not embrace America as they once did and rather bleed us dry.

Also, Hudson county is one of the most corrupt counties in NJ.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 2:22:11 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gefn

Christie will support this. Bet on it.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 2:35:54 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Fly a Russian flag.instead. Bet it will get air time...: )


20 posted on 01/18/2013 2:37:53 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Gefn

I usually ascribe stuff like this to stupidity first, malice second. Sometimes, though, I wonder.

Thanks for the article.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 3:08:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: fwdude

They have to pass the ordinance before they know what’s in it.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 3:24:53 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Corrupt Hudson County shout-out from Kearny; when I was younger our police chief and mayor went to prison.

Now my town increasingly resembles West New York (though the buildings aren’t as tall). Why does Hudson County get the dumbest names for its towns (West New York, North Bergen, East Newark, Union City)?


23 posted on 01/18/2013 3:49:48 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: pandoraou812
My very existence would be a crime in NJ, Pandy. LOL


24 posted on 01/18/2013 3:53:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

West New York, along with North Bergen, are major Cuban enclaves in Hudson County. And they HATE Castro! I should know, a girl I dated while in college was from WNY and wanted to shoot Castro when he came to the UN in 1977.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 3:54:53 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Gefn

Somebody please tell me WHY in the ^&$* My TAX MONEY should goto this STATE for Disaster Relief?? Maybe GOD brought Sandy for a Reason, and Who are We to argue with GOD??


26 posted on 01/18/2013 4:20:31 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Gefn

It’s New England, the occupied territories.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 4:37:19 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Gefn

...of course the REPUBLICANS could try to pass a “flag protection amendment” to make this guy shove it, but they’re too busy kissing the President’s feet.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 5:32:40 PM PST by BobL
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To: illiac

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled NJ Town proposes flag ban, illiac wrote:
Letter from Mayor on the town’s website:

“TOWN OF WEST NEW YORK
MAYOR FELIX E. ROQUE, MD

MEDIA ADVISORY
MAYOR RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS OF FLAG BANNING

I want to make it very clear that American flags, nor any other nation’s flag, have NOT been
banned in West New York. It has been an unfortunate matter of misunderstanding.”

In the 20 posts since you posted this clarification by that towns mayor. Only 2 refered to it. The rest... draw your own conclusions. FR used to be a place where opinions were valued.... not so much anymore


29 posted on 01/18/2013 6:59:18 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province let a professor rule it." Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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