In a really odd and outrageous event from Poughkeepsie, New York, firemen were ordered to take down American flags from their firetrucks because they were a “liability” to other motorists.
American flags were removed from three Arlington Fire District trucks Tuesday, sparking heated discussion on social media and disappointment from union members.
Arlington Fire Commissioner Chairman Jim Beretta said the board majority feel the flags are a “liability during normal operations for our people and other motorists,” and that the board had not been consulted before the flags were mounted.
How stupid does a local government official have to be in order to look for a reason to take down an American flag? There’s little I can think of that’s more patriotic than American flags on firetrucks!!
Here’s a news report of the outrage that ensued:
They’re now seeking a compromise, but really, how is it that the American flag could be so controversial that they’d take it down?
What an absurd turn of events. And it really makes you wonder just what the heck is going on in this country.