Skip to comments.Trump on flag standoff at his Calif. golf course: "I will fight for the American flag"
Posted on 07/10/2014 9:57:40 PM PDT by lilyramone
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. -- Business magnate Donald Trump is fighting -- not over an investment -- but to keep the Stars and Stripes flying from a 70-foot flagpole at his Southland Trump National Golf Course.
CBS Los Angeles reports that the American flag has been the focus of a standoff between Trump and state officials, who say the business investor has not taken the proper legal steps to keep the flag flying.
The California Coastal Commission claims that Trump has not filed the necessary coastal permits to fly the flag in its current location. The commission also says he has not paid a required $10,000 fee.
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I fought for it and what good did it do. The majority of people infesting this country now are “offended” by the American flag. Barry’s “kiddie” invasion is only going to make the hatred of this country and its flag worse than it already is. The politician dicks now want to charge Americans 10 grand to fly the American flag? Great.
Bet on Donald. He has more money than the state to endure a legal fight.
The man is a loud mouth but he is right about this. It is his property, there is no danger to his neighbors, he has the right to fly his flag on his property
Here is the update of his win to fly the flag.
I am amazed at the number of stories of problems Americans are having flying their flag because of HOA, permits, etc. IT IS THE AMERICAN FLAG!!!
He does seem to be a vulgar man, but I must say I was impressed earlier this year with the job he did on Doral. He likes golf, to be sure, but his bold renovation of that course met with unopposed, if not universal, acclaim when Patrick Reed ( another man of the earth ) won there back in March.
$10,000 to fly Old Glory? Calif is truly a sick and demented place.
Send ‘em packing with their tail between their legs, Donald.
Begs the question, why would anyone complain about a symbol which means their dearly paid for extremely fragile freedom?
I suppose they would not have no problem flying a Palestinian Flag or a Cuban Flag.
Hey Babeeee, they have no problem doing anything they approve of. We just need approval of compliance.
Have a safe weekend!
and Oh how I do hope he makes himself very loud on this one.
Control, control, control is all the weenies want. Reminds me of a song, “He can’t even run his own life why the hell should he run (or ruin) mine?”
Why would he need a permit to fly the flag on his own property?
$10,000 fee to fly the US flag?? Seriously??
Mexican flag, hell no. But American flag, NO controversy here. It shall be flown!
The issue wasn't with the flag, but with the flagpole.
looks good to me
I seriously doubt we’ll have any issues with the obamas flying the American flag at their new residence once they leave the WH.
Beautiful golf courses. Would love to play some of them.
From time to time ‘flying the flag’ issues pop-up all around the
country. It isn’t a California problem; it is a ‘too many liberals
across the nation’ problem. If California is that bad why don’t you
find yourself a website based somewhere other than Fresno,
Or a Mexican flag.
I used to not like The Donald much. Over the last decade I have grown to like him a lot.
it will be a cold day in hell before anyone wants to charge me for flying my flag.
They would gladly pay him $10,000 to fly those flags. He should ask them if they know where the sun don't shine.
This could get VERY INTERESTING.
I cannot think of a BETTER WAY to launch a campaign for President.
Sounds like all he has to do is file the permit, pay the fee, and the case is closed. Why is he being such a drama queen about it?
I’ll bet everything I have that if he wanted to fly the “rainbow” flag or the Mexican (La Raza)flag these California faggots or Illegals would flock there to put up the flag pole and all regulations would be waived.
A $10,000 fee? Did I misunderstand that? A $10,000 fee to fly the American flag on your own property?
If flying the Red, White and Blue isn't political speech, I'll give you one free lap dance.
I'm not all that fond of Trumpet either.
"The flag has been up for many, many years," Trump told CBS2/KCAL9′s Brittney Hopper by phone. "And after many years, we're still looking to get final approval on it. They're having a hard time approving the American flag."
Government by delay, why does that have a familiar ring to it? For government to be powerful, they must keep the peons unsettled, uncertain and in fear! There is an Ayn Rand quote about how a government wants law-breakers as they have little power over lawful people. Make the laws complex and arcane and you have more ambiguity and potential law-breaking.
How about pay to pray? Good with that?
That’s a beautiful location for the flag.........
If it was a Mexican flag CA would send in the State Police to protect it by establishing an armed perimeter around it
You don't need a 70 foot flagpole to exercise your First Amendment rights. Pay the permit and shut up about it.
Trump should let a contract to make the problem go away
Yes, Your Highness (tugs forelock, backs away with eyes averted)
You will make a fine Serf.
Well California IS enemy territory- this is NOT sarcasm.
Unelected officials are nothing new out here and elsewhere.
The answer to that question should be obvious - even to someone like yourself.
“- even to someone to someone like yourself”?
You don’t know any more about me than you do
about California. What you reveal about yourself
is that you play the childish “me too” game,
hoping to gain points with other ignorant haters.
Name-calling and accusations not based in fact are the hallmarks of people like yourself who cannot control their emotions; to those who have no argument. The fact is it's a monumental outrage to make an issue of flying the American flag, especially on private property. Because this flag issues ‘pop up’ all around the country does not exonerate them in the least.
Apparently I struck a nerve with you (that usually happens with touchy-feely liberals), but if you want to give them a pass to satisfy some need you have to feel good about the Golden State, then have at it.
May your chains rest lightly upon you.
You make a fool out of yourself by posting as if US flag flying
disputes are unique to California. Well, that issue has come up
in Florida, other states, and many residential areas where fools
similar to you press the homeowners association CC&Rs on some
patriot. Because this time it happened in California you took it
upon yourself to make a stupid connection. I called you on your
dumb post and you are having a little problem dealing with the
You want to slam California politicians and political leadership then
be my guest. They deserve it. But if you are going to be lax with your
blanket pot shots at CA then be prepared to hear from one of
well over 3000 California FReepers.
Take two asprin and call me in the morning!
You don’t want to hear what I’d be calling you in the morning,