Monday, January 21, 2013

New Jersey Town Proposes Flag Ban


New Jersey [MYFOXNY.COM] -- The Hudson County town of West New York is considering a widespread sign regulation that could include banning American flags from being flown.

The Board of Commissioners have a draft ordinance for "General Sign Regulations".

Among the prohibited signs under the proposal would be "Flags, banners and pennants."

This has opponents upset.

"What if I want to hang the American Flag? I can't," Frank Ferriero told politickerNJ. "Man, that's un-American."

The proposed ordinance was first read at a meeting on Wednesday. The final vote on the proposal will be held on Feb. 20 at a 7 p.m. meeting at the municipal building.

The ordinance would also ban signs affixed to the exterior of a window or glass, neon signs framing windows, and window and door signs that exceed 15% of the glass area.
Blog author's comments - Mr. Ferriero is correct this is "un-American." I do believe the Board of Commissioners should stop and think of all the American soldiers who have died fighting for our country. Perhaps if they did, the American flag would be an exemption to their ordinance for general sign regulations. The people who want to display their American flags should do so. I doubt that the final vote on this proposal will include the American flag.

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