As Bugs Bunny Would Say, "What a Maroon"
"SWEENEY SUPPORTS AMERICANS RIGHT TO FLY THE FLAG Washington, D.C. - Representative John E. Sweeney (R-Clifton Park) today announced his strong support for H.R. 42, the "Freedom to Display the American Flag Act: which will guarantees the rights of Americans to display the American flag on residential property.Whew, another crisis averted. Okay, so he's saved baseball. Maybe next we'll see him taking another brave stand to defend apple pie and motherhood. Thank god we have such a valiant, independent fighter out there for us.
"It is disturbing to hear reports of American's being denied the opportunity to support their nation through flying a flag on their front porch. Particularly at a time of war, families of soldiers have been fined or ordered to take down their American flag. To restrict Americans from displaying the very symbol of that freedom runs counter to what the Founding Fathers outlined as a sacred right. No American should ever be stopped from flying the flag or showing their love for our country, and that's why I voted for this legislation," said Congressman Sweeney.
The legislation prevents community associations and residential real estate management associations from adopting or enforcing policies, which restrict a member of their association from displaying the United States flag. The legislation comes in response to a number of cases across the United States where residents have been fined or ordered to remove the flag by their residential associations for demonstrating their patriotism by displaying an American flag."I hope that this 4th of July while Americans enjoy the holiday with friends and family that they reflect on the freedom we enjoy and all those who have helped preserve it. I am disturbed that Congress needed to take action on an issue like this, but support every Americans right to express their patriotism," Sweeney added."
Now I can sleep again.