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Free Legal Assistance Offered To Those Ordered To Remove American Flags or "God Bless America"
Thomas More Law Center | 9-21-01 | Thomas More Law Center

Posted on 09/24/2001 9:52:44 AM PDT by Jomers

NEWS FROM . . . Thomas More Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Richard Thompson 734-827-2001

Free Legal Assistance Offered To Those Ordered To Remove American Flags or “God Bless America” Slogans

ANN ARBOR, MI, THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2001 — Despite a national tidal wave of patriotism and religious expression during the terrorist crises, numerous incidents across the country are being reported of school children and others being ordered to remove their American flags or patriotic slogans such as “God Bless America.”

In response, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan is offering free legal assistance in factually appropriate cases to American citizens who believe they have been constitutionally denied the right to fly the American flag or express their faith in God. The Thomas More Law Center can be contacted at 734-827-2001.

According to Richard Thompson, Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, “It is an outrage and the height of insensitivity that during this time of national mourning and activation of our armed forces, some Americans are being denied the right to express support for their country by displaying our flag or expressing our faith in God. We stand ready to review and to give legal assistance in appropriate cases, to students, employees and others who have been ordered to remove their American flags or refrain from expressing their faith in God during this time of national crises. These expressions are a part of our national culture and tradition, and protected by the First Amendment.”

The Thomas More Law Center is a 501c(3) public interest law firm affiliated with the Ave Maria Foundation in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Part of its mission involves the defense and promotion of religious freedom and traditional family values. It provides its legal services without charge.


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Dear Friends:

Please circulate this to as many people as possible

If you recall, NEVER to my recollection during the Gulf War did such instances of ordering flags and "God Bless America" slogans exist.

I hope this doesn't reflect a sign of things in our culture sliding just over the last decade. If this is a refection of that, we need to plant a flag and stand up for our country's precious freedoms.

The Thomas More Center has many high profile victories under their belt and are staffed by very competent and hard-working attorneys. God Bless.

Jomers

1 posted on 09/24/2001 9:52:44 AM PDT by Jomers
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To: Jomers
It's good to see this. I'm glad not all lawyers are sleezy. Horray for them! If anyone needs legal assistance in other matters, here's a firm that I would use!
2 posted on 09/24/2001 9:56:59 AM PDT by WIMom
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To: Jomers
BTTT!!!!!!!!!
3 posted on 09/24/2001 9:57:37 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Jomers
Excellent! Makes me want to put up more flags...
Yesterday at a gas station I saw a pickup truck with two huge flags, both mounted on top of the cab. Made me want to say, You go, buddy!
5 posted on 09/24/2001 9:58:42 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: Jomers
Bump and bookmark (just in case I need it) ;-)
6 posted on 09/24/2001 9:58:45 AM PDT by borg
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To: Jomers
God bless em! It's a shame we need something like this today, but here we are. Thank God there are people who will stand up for us.
7 posted on 09/24/2001 9:59:28 AM PDT by goodieD
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To: Jomers
yay~!!! good news and boy how I wish I was admitted in MIchigan!
8 posted on 09/24/2001 9:59:50 AM PDT by lawgirl
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To: Jomers
Alright!

BTTT

9 posted on 09/24/2001 10:01:14 AM PDT by nutmeg (God Bless America!)
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To: Jomers
Bump
10 posted on 09/24/2001 10:05:06 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: Jomers
BTTT
11 posted on 09/24/2001 10:06:28 AM PDT by Fiddlstix
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To: WIMom
God bless you for this program. Thank heavens there is a way to fight back when these unreasonable liberals refuse to allow American flags or "God Bless America." Thank you.
12 posted on 09/24/2001 10:08:19 AM PDT by Patriot1
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To: Jomers
This is great! I've passed it on to my address book.
13 posted on 09/24/2001 10:10:19 AM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Jomers
This is terrific news, particularly because it involves stealing a page right out of the liberal legal activist's manual. You know, the guys that stop prayers at football games and Christmas trees in parks.

By the way, to any freeper that has not seen the movie "A Man for All Seasons", I recommend that you go out and rent a tape of it immediately. It is a superb film and shows the greatness of Thomas More.

14 posted on 09/24/2001 10:10:30 AM PDT by Pearman
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To: Jomers
Now there's another target of contributions that would actually make me feel good.
15 posted on 09/24/2001 10:10:41 AM PDT by Publius6961
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To: WIMom
Let's keep this baby bumped! (o:
16 posted on 09/24/2001 10:10:52 AM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Jomers
I think it's sad that this has to happen at all.

Would JFK or Harry Truman, in their wildest dreams, imagined an America where the Boy Scouts would be pressured to retain gay scoutmasters ... and where lawyers would have to donate time to defend citizens who wanted to show their patriotic colors?

17 posted on 09/24/2001 10:13:37 AM PDT by VoodooEconomist
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To: Jomers
Bump to the top.
18 posted on 09/24/2001 10:13:57 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
"Let's keep this baby bumped!"

10 minute BUMP rule in effect...BTTT!

19 posted on 09/24/2001 10:16:24 AM PDT by NewLand
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To: Cyber Liberty
Bump!
20 posted on 09/24/2001 10:18:00 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Jomers
Berkley made their firefighters remove their flags from their trucks in order to make sure they wouldn't be "retalited against". I see that Berkley hasn't missed a beat since Vietnam.
21 posted on 09/24/2001 10:18:30 AM PDT by walkingdead
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To: NewLand
Funkle-free zone!
22 posted on 09/24/2001 10:20:08 AM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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BUMP !!!
23 posted on 09/24/2001 10:20:10 AM PDT by AgThorn
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To: Pearman
Thanks for the movie tip!
24 posted on 09/24/2001 10:20:24 AM PDT by WIMom
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To: Jomers
NB: A VERY respected FReeper is a plaintiff in a major case being litigated by the Thomas More Center. This person is one of the most active FReepers and most vocal in the media.

www.thomasmore.org

www.avemariafoundation.org

25 posted on 09/24/2001 10:22:21 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
Hi 2nd, sure will!
26 posted on 09/24/2001 10:25:03 AM PDT by WIMom
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To: Jomers
I'm glad I work in the defense industry. Flags are everywhere.
28 posted on 09/24/2001 10:27:30 AM PDT by scooter2
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To: walkingdead
You posted, "Berkley made their firefighters remove their flags from their trucks in order to make sure they wouldn't be "retalited against". I see that Berkley hasn't missed a beat since Vietnam."

I believe that the pressure put on the vile left wing socialist/extremists in charge of Zerkely has reversed this position!.

I first heard about it on the Barbara Simpson program last Wed. on KSFO radio. I had emails and faxes going to the mayor, city council and the left winger fire chief in minutes. Than my email list was notified of this 5th column bs. On Friday the mayor came out and said that flags would be allowed on the trucks, at the station and the firemen could wear American Flags.

The ass. fire, chief, another pc load in the pants, said that he was concerned about violence from liberal protesters. The email that he got showed that the liberal protesters should be the least of his worries. I heard through the grapevine that members of the Cal football team volunteered to insure the flags stayed up and flying!

Anyway we will be monitoring these left wing extremists at Berkley. Their world changed on 9/11/01! They can no longer attack America and our flag without consequences!

29 posted on 09/24/2001 10:29:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: MarMema
I saw a fifth wheel pickup rig, with a big American flag stuck in the the hitch going down the road the other day.

God bless America!

To arms, to arms, the terrorists are coming!

America's Militia wants YOU!

Nine out of ten Americans will fight to keep George W. Bush in the white house, and Osama bin Laden out!

Bible quotes in favor of annihilating jihadists
Poll: bin Laden's skull can be best used as an ....

Molon Labe !

30 posted on 09/24/2001 10:31:54 AM PDT by TERMINATTOR
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To: Grampa Dave
"I heard through the grapevine that members of the Cal football team volunteered to insure the flags stayed up and flying!"

That should do it! I just became a Cal fan.

"You're either with us or against us"

31 posted on 09/24/2001 10:32:49 AM PDT by WIMom
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To: Grampa Dave
Hi Grampa Dave. God Bless America!
32 posted on 09/24/2001 10:33:50 AM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
BUMP

Good to see you 2nd!!!!

33 posted on 09/24/2001 10:37:17 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: Gabz
bumping in to say 'Hello Gabz!'.
34 posted on 09/24/2001 10:40:23 AM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Pearman
By the way, to any freeper that has not seen the movie "A Man for All Seasons", I recommend that you go out and rent a tape of it immediately. It is a superb film and shows the greatness of Thomas More.

Was he the Archbishop of Canterbury that Henry II had... never mind, that was Thomas a Becket. Who was Thomas More?

35 posted on 09/24/2001 10:53:04 AM PDT by Chemist_Geek
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To: Gabz
Bumping into you, Gabz! Good to see you. It seems as if we have a lot of folks from the fundraiser. We'll keep this baby moving!
36 posted on 09/24/2001 10:54:25 AM PDT by WIMom
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
You posted, "Hi Grampa Dave. God Bless America!" Then showed our flag!

It is time we raise holy hell (oxymoron) with all of these Vile Left Wing Extremists who hate our flag, America and Americans. Besides our power with emails, faxes and direct mail, we can Buycott these left wing clymers if they are businesses, phoney charities or universities wanting money from Alums!

They have the power of the first amendment to voice their hatred of America and our flag! Then we will use our first amendment rights and $ power to take their words and silence them with their own vile words!

37 posted on 09/24/2001 10:57:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
When they attacked the Confederate flag, we should have known the American flag was next!!!What we have here is an attack on the American identity by the post-nationalists.
38 posted on 09/24/2001 10:58:04 AM PDT by basque (basque@mindspring.co)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
When they attacked the Confederate flag, we should have known the American flag was next!!!What we have here is an attack on the American identity by the post-nationalists.
39 posted on 09/24/2001 10:58:08 AM PDT by basque (basque@mindspring.co)
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To: WIMom
A big old Patriotic BUMP! I can't believe some schools are being told they can't show their patriotism!
40 posted on 09/24/2001 11:00:08 AM PDT by Billie
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To: WIMom
Apparently some past Cal Athletics volunteered to "protect" our flag whereever in Zerkley!

Don't become a total fan for Cal yet! However, their normal left wing daily newspaper had a cartoon that really slammed the Arabic Terrorists the day after the mass murder of innocent Americans 09/11/01. A friend got a copy and said that it looked like something a conservative cartoonist on FreeRepublic would have done. The Vile Left Wing Extremists have gone ballistic and tried to force the newspaper to apologize. The editors have said no way!

41 posted on 09/24/2001 11:01:51 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Jomers
You mean we're going to get lawyer's to tell employers what symbols they must allow on the private property of their workplace? Sounds very PC to me.
42 posted on 09/24/2001 11:06:19 AM PDT by BikerNYC
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To: WIMom
Good bumping into you too!!!!

I just came from the thread about ABC and forbidding it's on air people from wearing flag lapel pins. Sheesh!!!!!

I guess they figure they will offend little peter because he's not an American?????

43 posted on 09/24/2001 11:06:36 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: Chemist_Geek
Was he the Archbishop of Canterbury that Henry II had... never mind, that was Thomas a Becket. Who was Thomas More?

He was Henry VIII's Chancellor of the Exchequor. He was beheaded because he would not renounce Catholocism

44 posted on 09/24/2001 11:09:46 AM PDT by True North Strong and Free
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To: Grampa Dave
I 2nd everything you said! God Bless America!
45 posted on 09/24/2001 11:10:13 AM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Billie
That didn't just start, but I think it's about to END! God Bless America!
46 posted on 09/24/2001 11:11:20 AM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Jomers
Thank you for posting this important FYI. Bumpity BUMP! And God Bless you Thomas Moore Law Center.
47 posted on 09/24/2001 11:14:20 AM PDT by Libertina
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To: Grampa Dave
"The Vile Left Wing Extremists have gone ballistic...."

Ain't that the truth. I think they were all on FR yesterday!

48 posted on 09/24/2001 11:16:30 AM PDT by WIMom
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To: Billie
UNITED WE STAND!
49 posted on 09/24/2001 11:17:40 AM PDT by WIMom
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
Gotta run bump!
50 posted on 09/24/2001 11:21:44 AM PDT by WIMom
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