Ive received multiple emails, variously titled Patriotism Banned in the USA and Banning the American Flag on U.S. Soil, from some outfit calling itself Conservative Action Alerts. The horrific story unfolds:
Dawn Kamin, who owns an optometry office in Germantown, Tennessee, received a notice that flying the American flag outside her office is a violation of the complexs bylaws. … According to a letter sent to Dr. Kamin by the business condominium group that owns her building, she must take down the flag by Aug. 22 or face the consequences fines and paying for the cost to remove the flag and staff.
I have family in the military and we have really become aware of our freedoms and what our soldiers do for us, she said. [You are permitted to gag here.] RTL Its not tacky. Its just out of respect for our military and the wonderful country that we have the privilege of living in. …
Patriotic Americans are not the enemy! WE MUST POUND CONGRESS until they pass legislation that will protect Americans from encroachment on our Fourth Amendment rights and protections!
So in other words, however much conservatives may like to talk about private property rights, as soon as those rights come into conflict with the myths and symbols of the Federal imperialist leviathan demigod (which Im sure is all one word in German), property rights get thrown under the bus.
(But wait, Roderick do the condo owners have legitimate title to their complex under natural law? Well, I dont know. But clearly no such questions are troubling the senders of these alerts.)
(And speaking of German, if Dawn Kamin is so patriotic, why is she living in Germantown? Wasnt Americantown good enough for her?)