News Take down that flag!...Patriotism is on life support

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  1. Shithead

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    Colorado man fights order to remove American flag from his apartment balcony and could now face eviction

    A Colorado man flying an American flag from his apartment's balcony could face eviction after refusing to comply with an order to remove it.
    Samuel Adams draped the flag over his balcony railings ahead of Independence Day but managers at his apartment building have demanded he take it down.
    Authorities at the Sterling Heights apartment complex in Greeley, Colorado, say the flag breaches the terms of Mr Adams' tenancy agreement.
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    Mr Adams, whose father served as a surgeon in the Army and whose grandfather was a Navy dentist, said the order breached his freedom of speech and he would rather be evicted than take down the flag.
    'I wanted to be a patriotic American and give tribute to our founding fathers and our veterans, and to have them say the flag is inappropriate or comparable to trash is reprehensible to me,' he told the Greeley Tribune.
    The proud patriot received a letter from apartment building managers earlier this week saying the flag was not allowed on the balcony.
    The list of rules Mr Adams agreed to when he signed his tenancy agreement states: 'The use of balconies and patios for the purpose of storage and/or laundry drying is prohibited.
    THE LETTER SENT TO MR ADAMS BY APARTMENT BUILDING MANAGER
    'Dear Samuel,
    Please be advised that it has come to management's attention that you have an American flag on the balcony/patio area. Your signed Community Policies states, "The use of balconies and patios for the purpose of storage and/or laundry drying is prohibited. Breezeways are not to be used as a patio or storage. Please do not clutter with personal belongings. Balconies and patios must be maintained in a neat, clean and attractive condition. Outdoor and/or patio furniture is welcomed on your patio or balcony only. Gasoline and other hazardous materials are not to be stored in your apartment or storage area. Refrain from having dead plants, boxes or garbage on balcony/patios at any time."
    We appreciate your prompt attention and cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact myself or the office. Thank you.'
    'Balconies and patios must be maintained in a neat, clean and attractive condition. Refrain from having dead plants, boxes or garbage on balcony/patios at any time.'
    Apartment building official Amie Robertshaw told the Tribune that American flags were allowed on July 4 but must be taken down immediately afterwards.
    'We really try hard to keep a nice, neat community and are diligent about our efforts to keep uniformity in appearance in the areas visible to others,' she said.
    But Mr Adams plans to continue flying the Stars and Stripes after Independence Day, even if it means he is evicted.
    A video of the resident on his balcony with his flag has been shared by more than 1,000 people and has been viewed more than 42,000 times.
    'I'm the kind of guy that when I see a man or woman in a uniform, I go up to them and say, "thank you for your service",' Mr Adams said.
    'I gladly accept the responsibility given to me of standing up for the veterans and families that have reached out to me.'
    The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 protects homeowners who want to display the Star Spangled Banner on their own property, but does not provide the same right to renters.
     
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    You want freedom. OWN property.
    The guy's a renter. Landlord says you can't hang shit off your balcony.
     
  3. ScottBaiosPenis

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    chill out Sam, have a beer
     
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    exactly
     
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    Why doesn't he stop being a pussy, and hang it inside his RENTED apartment?
     
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    It's kind of a shitty thing to do but he is renting. The owner of the property has the right to tell him to take it down.
     
  7. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Jesus, people can bitch about ANYTHING :jj:
     
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    If he can fly an American flag in violation of his rental agreement, his neighbor can fly a Nazi flag, an ISIS flag, or a dildo flag. Rules are rules
     
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    and who gives a shit what his father and grandfather did? I love how people think the fact that they have a family member who served in the military makes them special some how
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Nice sentence.
     
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    He looks like a fucking dork :jj:
     
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    Jesus, why do so many faggots bitch so much?

    OP must lead a stunning life of bitchness.
     
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    Dumb phone.
     
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    The guy is nothing but an attention whore

    Apartment building official Amie Robertshaw told the Tribune that American flags were allowed on July 4 but must be taken down immediately afterwards.
    'We really try hard to keep a nice, neat community and are diligent about our efforts to keep uniformity in appearance in the areas visible to others,' she said.
     
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    He does have the uniform down ... tennis shoes, big white socks, shorts, and T-Shirt - you see 'em shuffling around town ALL the time, it never varies :banghead:

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    This fag thinks George Washington is looking down on him smiling and shit
     
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    It's a fuckin' shame cemeteries are filled with people who gave the ultimate sacrifice for that eyesore:rolleyes:
     
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    His father was a surgeon and his grandfather was a dentist, what a disappointment he must have been :jj:
     
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    I'm sure they're all really proud of you :flag:
     
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