One man rises above them, in strong support of the United States and the flag to which we pledge allegiance: Marcus Lemonis.
Lemonis is currently flying a 3200 square foot flag, at his company’s location in Stateville, NC, though he is only permitted, by the city, to fly a flag of 1000 square foot flag. He maintains:
“This is about more than just the flag. This is about our veterans, military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will not take it down.”
Since when do citizens have to apply to fly a flag and are only permitted to do so within limitation?
Statesville city council has begun fining the Camping World CEO $50 per day that the flag is not replaced with a flag of approved size.
“Lemonis then added local politicians told him the flag could endanger someone because of its size and its proximity to Interstate 77.
‘They made the claim it could cause an accident on the freeway because it was too distracting — it was too beautiful,’ he said of the 40×80-foot banner.
However, he admitted keeping the flag as-is is against the law.
‘There’s no question that I violated that ordinance,’ the businessman added.
‘When veterans show up at the stores for the flag raisings, and when they come on Saturdays and do their veteran rides, and they weep at the bottom of the flagpole, that’s the conviction that I need to say it’s just not going to come down. I would rather go to jail.'”
That’s where we are, folks.
City counsels are fining businesses for Old Glory being too large.
God bless America.