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  • Trump is right - A permit shouldn't be required for an American flag - no matter how big it is

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  • Rules are rules. Even if it is silly, he must abide by the rules.

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    Chic Palm Beach Cites Donald Trump's American Flag For Being Too Big

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    Chic Palm Beach Cites Donald Trump's American Flag For Being Too Big




    (AP) It seems Donald Trump's latest display of patriotism may be too much for this chic oceanside town.

    Trump has been cited by Palm Beach officials for hoisting a large American flag atop an 80-foot pole outside his lavish Mar-a-Lago estate and club.

    Town officials said the real estate mogul has violated zoning codes by putting up a flagpole taller than 42 feet, for not obtaining a building permit, and for failing to get permission from the landmarks board.

    Trump has until Nov. 27 to apply for the necessary approvals or face a Dec. 21 code enforcement hearing that could result in $250-a-day fines.

    "You don't need a permit to put up the American flag," Trump said Tuesday. "The day you need a permit to put up the American flag, that will be a sad day for this country."

    Trump said it is too soon to comment on how he will respond to the threat of fines.

    Lee Hanley, vice chairman of the town's landmarks commission, previously said the 15-by-25-foot flag makes the town look like "we have an Okeechobee car dealer," referring to a strip of auto dealerships along Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

    Trump responded in a letter last week saying that "anyone who objects should not, in my opinion, hold a public office of any kind — at least not in this country."

    The flag appeared outside the Mar-a-Lago estate on Oct. 3.

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    The fact that anyone would complain about that, pisses me off! What the hell is wrong with this country? It's your own flag, a symbol that countless people have died fighting for. People are so proud of their quaint little community that they whine about a large American flag. When I am out of the Navy and settled down in my own house, one of my dreams is to have a large flagpole, complete with yardarm, lit 24/7. Just let someone tell me that I can't do that.

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    A few months ago, there was a story that made national headlines when a guy put up a flagpole and a flag in his front yard, and the home owners association started fighting him over it.

    I think the whole thing is ridiculous as well...

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    Had the same thing happen in a town near me last June:

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    Ashland's debate unfurls under extra-large U.S. flag
    Published: Thursday, June 15, 2006

    ASHLAND - A super-size flag at a former McDonald's is causing a stir in Ashland.

    The flag is 16 feet by 25 feet. Premier West Bank raised it last week at an Ashland branch.

    The city code allows the flag.

    But Adam Hanks, Ashland's code enforcement officer, said he has fielded more than a dozen calls about it.

    John Anhorn, president and CEO of Premier West, said the flag will stay.

    ``We fly the flag because we are an American company and we believe in the flag,'' he said. ``It's a great way to show support for our country.''

    He said Premier West flies a flag at all 38 branches and added that he has received several positive comments about the Ashland flag.

    But some residents disagree.

    Jason Spevak called the flag ``enormous'' and an eyesore.

    ``It's incongruous with the natural beauty of Ashland,'' Spevak said. ``We used to have an uninterrupted view of the hillside. Now this gigantic artificial presence is interrupting that view.''

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    Guess where I do my banking.

    Ashland, OR, is a crazy place. Lots of burnt out hippies and peaceniks. There was talk within the city council to remove the US flag from all local government buildings and replace it with the “earth flag”, whatever that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blastard View Post

    Jason Spevak called the flag ``enormous'' and an eyesore.
    Anyone who calls the flag an eyesore needs to have their citizenship revoked and shipped out of the country.

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    I like many here served this Country. I have no problem with the display of the Nations symbol. I also do not have a problem with local code enforcement. If you don’t like the codes get em changed. Don’t just blatantly violate them. What would we have if everyone did, anarchy?
    Last edited by Mr. P; 11-01-2006 at 05:59 PM.

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    Why does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
    Why does it matter?
    Why does what matter?

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    On this 1 issue - the US Flag, I don't agree that there should be any rules on how he wants to fly it. Anything else, then yes, I can see rules....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P View Post
    Why does what matter?
    How big the flag is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P View Post
    I like many here served this Country. I have no problem with the display of the Nations symbol. I also do not have a problem with local code enforcement. If you don’t like the codes get em changed. Don’t just blatantly violate them. What would we have if everyone did, anarchy?
    With the crooks and morons on both sides of the aisle burying this country in BS laws this is coming sooner than most probably realize

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
    How big the flag is
    I guess the same reason there are any other zoning laws/code etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    With the crooks and morons on both sides of the aisle burying this country in BS laws this is coming sooner than most probably realize
    And who elects those Morons? Remind me.

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    You go Donald!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P View Post
    And who elects those Morons? Remind me.
    Well for one YOU do mickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Well for one YOU do mickey
    It's more like "we" do.

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    Fly 'em high and proud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    Fly 'em high and proud!
    I agree, just don't violate local codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    Fly 'em high and proud!

    I agree with you 100%. I have a flag the flies 24/7 AND new neighbors from California. They came by yesterday and asked me AGAIN to take it down as it made them uncomfortable. They seemed to be shocked by MY comments and went home.

    The flag is still up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    I agree with you 100%. I have a flag the flies 24/7 AND new neighbors from California. They came by yesterday and asked me AGAIN to take it down as it made them uncomfortable. They seemed to be shocked by MY comments and went home.

    The flag is still up.
    They actually ask you to take it down...? I fly mine 24/7... if someone were to ask me to take it down, my comment would be: "F*ck off! Now get the F*ck off of property or I'll take my backup flag pole and shove it up your ass."
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