BY ANY OTHER NAME..........!!!!

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  1. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    Glendale Arizona
    American Flag Unwelcome in California Capitol

    April 15, 2009

    Capital Resource Center

    As Tea Party patriots rallied outside the California State Capitol to oppose the increasing burden of government, Capitol security forces assured that no sign of disagreement would enter the Capitol building, including American flags.

    Capitol Resource Institute distributed hundreds of the flags to those assembled and was shocked to find out that the flags had to be discarded before entering the state house. "We could not believe that they would prohibit the American flag in the Capitol," said Karen England, Executive Director of CRI. "I am still not clear why this is prohibited. The guard at the door originally cited safety concerns, but after consulting with his superiors the rationale became a general prohibition on signs and banners."

    This is not the first time that CRI has had a run in with Capitol security over displays of patriotism. This past summer, students from CRI's popular City on the Hill leadership camp stopped in the Capitol rotunda to sing the National Anthem. This has become a tradition with no opposition until this last year. Armed security demanded that the students stop singing. After a strongly worded letter from attorneys at Pacific Justice Institute, the students were able to return and sing without interruption two days later.

    "I want to believe that this is just government out of control," said England. "But first the National Anthem and now the flag is banned from the Capitol building. It is hard not to conclude that there is an aversion to patriotism."
  2. Skipper

    Skipper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2008
    People's Republic of Kalifornia
    No flags, but I guess it was OK to station snipers on the roof, just in case any "Right Wing Radicals" were about: