In the condominium community of Chestnut Place, residents are no longer allowed to fly the American flag outside their homes. Last week, a couple of homeowner’s association board members decided they were tired of looking at Old Glory. “What is this, flag row?” one of the member reportedly asked.
Now, the Utah neighborhood is in the national spotlight.
“Flags are flown on holiday events,” said HOA president Lyn Steinbergen. “All we are trying to do is regulate when the flag goes up, and when it comes down.”
Steinbergen has since resigned her position, but the controversy isn’t over. The residents are still not permitted to fly the Stars and Stripes, and that’s not sitting well with Erin Worthen. “I’m not taking it down, that’s one thing I won’t do,” she said. “That is not a holiday decoration. People have died for that, it is not a holiday decoration.”
For her refusal to comply, she was handed a $75 fine and a notice to remove her flag “within 10 days following the holiday.”
Worthen, whose father and grandfather were veteran of the Navy, told Fox & Friends that she wasn’t about to change her position. She was among many residents who turned up for an HOA meeting on Thursday, only to see the board cancel the meeting because one of the members didn’t show. She proceeded to speak her case nonetheless, telling the board: “I have a legal right to fly my American flag, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it!”
With enough national attention, it seems almost certain that this small homeowner’s association will buckle under the pressure. But while Worthen will probably win the right to fly her flag loudly and proudly, this situation is yet another indication of where we’re headed as a country. Time and again, these anti-American liberals back down when the heat gets turned up, but there will come a day when they don’t retreat. And that’s when we’re going to see the American flag – one of many institutions of patriotism – join the Confederate flag in the hall of shame.
Americans have been so consumed with wars in the Middle East that we missed the war on the country. Not one designed by Islamic terrorists, but rather by our fellow Americans. Liberals dripping with disdain for everything this country stands for are systematically trying to remodel the country, starting with the symbols. By changing definitions, tearing down monuments, and labeling any speech that they don’t agree with as “hate speech,” these fascists are well on their way to achieving their goals.