Written by DML
Tony is a retired member of the New York Fire Department who lived through 9/11. He now lives in Vero Beach, Florida with his wife and young daughter. Tony, who prefers his full name not be revealed, is flying a flag that many Americans can relate to these days, especially Trump supporters. The problem is this: Tony’s flag appears to be aggravating local liberals.
“Biden is not my president”, is the message on Tony’s flag. As shown in the photos below, the flag waves proudly under the American flag that bears a blue stripe honoring police.
The flag was hoisted on Monday following Easter, but already Tony has received pushback from the Moorings Property Owner’s Association. The message he received from one of the policing members was sent to me from Tony. The message, in part, reads:
“As an officer of the Moorings Property Owners Association, I have received a complaint about a flag you are flying that says something like “Biden is not my President”. Political signs are not permitted as written in the “Guidelines for Living in the Moorings” and printed in the Directory and Handbook you received in January. I’m sure you understand that flags or signs expressing any political views are not permitted in the interests of being respectful to neighbors, no matter what their political views. Consequently I would ask that you remove the flag.”
According to Tony, his flag does not infringe any of the bylaws written in the handbook. Tony says he sent a reply as follows:
“It [the flag] is not “political advertising“ as described in the Handbook, but rather, a personal view. As a retired NYC firefighter and 9/11 survivor I also fly an American flag that supports the police which is also a strong personal opinion.
“We will remove the “Biden is not my president” flag from my flagpole as requested when you explain to me how it is political advertising and not an opinion. What’s next? The music we listen to or the color of our homes or possibly the car we drive. Will the MPOA complain about a bumper sticker that expresses an opinion? If people are offended about opinions we are going down a dangerous slippery slope.”
Tony and his wife are God fearing conservatives with strong views about the Biden administration. They are quick to intelligently identify and explain Biden’s failures after just two months into a first term. They voted for Trump and feel strongly about the need for the United States to respect and defend the First Amendment. When asked if he was offended by local residents who bear pro-Biden bumper stickers, Tony replied by stating it doesn’t.
“People are entitled to their opinions. So no, they don’t bother me. It just shows me who the radical liberals are in the neighborhood!!! Useful information!!!”
DML NEWS APP will update this story as it takes shape. There’s little doubt this issue will go deeper, as Tony has no plans of removing the flag.
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