Residents Revolt After Govt. Removes 'Offensive' American Flags

(Public Domain)

For as far back as anyone can remember, there's been a roadside memorial honoring military veterans along Preston Fall City Road in King County, Washington.

For more than 10 years, local residents have decorated a rock wall with American flags and POW flags—a reminder of the price that many of our countrymen have paid to keep our nation free.

Recently, someone complained to King County leaders about the sign—saying the patriotic display was "offensive."

So, last week a King County road crew took down the display—tearing flags off the rock face.

Well, that decision did not set well with the flag-waving patriots of Preston. Hundreds joined a Facebook page urging King County to restore the memorial.

"One person says they don't like it, and they take it down. I don't understand," one resident told television station Fox 57. "We live in the United States of America. This is our flag. Why is it offensive?"

But instead of standing down as their elected leaders desecrate the veteran's memorial, local residents decided to fight back—by rebuilding the memorial.

"People were really, really upset about this," another resident told the television station.

Fox 57 reports that county officials want to find a new location for the memorial—because "signage and displays can create a visual distraction that may cause drivers to look away from the roadway."

"And as for the display's content—officials say making allowances for some would make other displays harder to ban," the television station reported.

I salute the brave men and women of Preston, Washington—patriots all. And I have no doubt that, on election day, they will send a message to the lawmakers who gave the order to remove Old Glory.

And I have a message for the unpatriotic snowflake who was triggered by the red, white and blue. If the American flag offends you—I'll be more than happy to provide you with a one-way ticket to Iran, Syria or the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. And I'll even help you pack.

Todd Starnes is host of "Fox News & Commentary," heard on hundreds of radio stations. Sign up for his American Dispatch newsletter, be sure to join his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter. His latest book is The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again.

To contact us or to submit an article, click here.

Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective