Nosy Mass. Family Complain About Flag INSIDE Officer’s Home

Nosy Mass. Family Complain About Flag INSIDE Officer’s Home

There exists in liberal circles this obnoxious and erroneously belief that these special snowflakes have the right to float through life without ever encountering anything offensive. A police officer was recently ordered to remove a Confederate flag that he had hung-up in his own house after nosy neighbors complained. Apparently, this is what “tolerance” is all about these days.

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Apparently having items literally IN your own home are now an issue for the snowflake crowd.

In Greenfield, Massachusetts a police officer had a Confederate Flag hanging inside his garage in his home.

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One of his neighbors caught a glimpse of it and the politically correct police went berserk.

From Opposing Views:

A Massachusetts police officer was ordered to remove a Confederate flag from inside his garage after complaints from neighbors.

Sgt. Dan McCarthy, a veteran officer and commander of Greenfield’s detective bureau, had the controversial flag hanging from a back wall in the garage, but the standard was visible to passersby when the garage door was open. That’s when neighbors Rod and Lindel Hart complained, saying their 10-year-old adopted son — who is black — was uncomfortable after seeing the flag.

“Now I have no way to convince my 10-year-old son that his neighbor is not a racist, redneck cop,” Rod told MassLive.com, after posting an image of McCarthy’s flag on Facebook.

Clearly this woman doesn’t know the actual history of the Confederate Flag which you can get here:

The history of the flag over the last half-century has involved a seemingly endless series of controversies at the local, state and national levels. Over time, the trend has been to reduce the flag’s profile on the symbolic landscape, especially on anyplace that could be construed as public property. As students of history, we tend to think of it as something that happens in the past and forget that history is happening now and that we are actors on the historical stage. Because the Confederate battle flag did not fade into history in 1865, it was kept alive to take on new uses and new meanings and to continue to be part of an ever-changing history. As much as students of Civil War history may wish that we could freeze the battle flag in its Civil War context, we know that we must study the flag’s entire history if we wish to understand the history that is happening around us today. Studying the flag’s full history also allows us to engage in a more constructive dialogue about its proper place in the present and in the future.

Not only is this flag inside his garage but there have been no allegations against this man for behaving in any racist or inappropriate way in his job as a police officer (at least not as of this writing).

It’s not like the guy was waving it on his front lawn. It’s not like it was an ISIS flag, although the neighbors who complained would probably think THAT is okay because ‘tolerance’ or something.

Maybe the neighbors should have a conversation with the police office to discuss the history of the flag rather than TEACHING their son that it only has racist roots. The parents are teaching their son racism, not the neighbor. Maybe they should start by teaching him some United States history. Everyone would be the better for it.

The Confederate flag is a symbol of Southern pride and of a reverence for states’ rights. While others may feel free to link it to slavery, the fact is that in America, a freedom of expression exists and it is unconscionable for anyone to tell another person that they cannot put a flag in their own homes, whatever the flag may be- whether that is a black power flag or a Swastika banner.

If the idea of tolerating different political, cultural and historical viewpoints offends you, it is  the flag may be- whether that is a black power flag or a Swastika banner.

If the idea of tolerating different political, cultural and historical viewpoints offends you, it is you who must change, not others.

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