Skip to comments.Business owner told to dump U.S. Flags
Posted on 09/09/2005 9:40:03 AM PDT by FeeinTennessee
THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE Business owner told to dump U.S. flags Stars and stripes in windows of shop violate city ordinance
Posted: September 9, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern
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A Florida business owner has been cited by the city of Orlando for displaying several U.S. flags in the windows of her office building and a religious-freedom law group has gone to bat for her.
Orlando flag display in dispute.
According to a statement from Liberty Counsel, Nancy Maddox, the owner of Peacock Home Collection, has been targeted by Orlando's Code Enforcement Bureau because of the small flags hanging on the outside of 15 windows at her home furnishings company. The flags measure no larger than 34 ½ inches by 23 inches.
The daughter of a U.S. veteran who served in three wars, Maddox says she wanted to display the flags as a way to honor American military personnel. She says the flags are temporarily displayed on specific days, such as Independence Day, Memorial Day and September 11.
Liberty Counsel says the city has ordered the flag's immediate removal. A violation hearing is scheduled for Sept. 14.
The legal organization has contacted the city citing alleged procedural defects in the citation and warning that the sign ordinance used against Maddox is unconstitutional.
"I am astounded that the city of Orlando would reprimand anyone for displaying the American flag. We should encourage patriotism, not punish it," stated Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel of Liberty Counsel.
Staver says if the city does not back down, Liberty Counsel will file a federal lawsuit on constitutional grounds.
When common sense is put on it's head..
'Liberty' Council orders American flags down. This is rich.
oops, sorry. read behind brain.
Traitors In High Places - The Enemy Within
Ok to burn but not ok to display?
i dont think this will ever stand up in court, if it even gets that far. i dont think even the 9th circuit court out in cali would restrict flying the US flag. citizens would be up in arms and the judges would have to sleep with one eye open.
What a state...legal to burn the flag but not legal to fly it..pathetic.
Sometimes I wonder, after seeing images out of the New Orleans region the past two weeks. I swear, watching some of the video it did not appear to be in America.
What is the political makeup of the City of Orlando's government?
The only dispute I have with the flags being flown are that, unless the picture is backwards, the flags are incorrectly displayed. The Stars ALWAYS, ALWAYS to in the upper left hand corner.
Other than that, she has every right to put them up. To be told she has to take them down, well...(shakin head)..
Yeah, CCR. Shut up and sing! (I especially like Bad Moon Rising and Born on the Bayou. But, don't sing It Aint Me, you hippies!)
Dimwit. The mayor and some cronies were forced to stepdown for a few weeks as it looked as if they were going to be strung up for vote fraud. But the courts ruled otherwise. Used to be a Repulican office for the most part then too many New Yorker Cityers moved in.
Not always. The American Army's flag patch on the right shoulder is on the upper right. There was a big discussion at www.americasarmy.com in the forums.
THe federal directive says it is that way so it looks like a flag waving in the wind as the soldier moves forawrd. If the flag had the stars in the upper left it would look like he is retreating.
Noted..I was always taught they go in the upper left..
What makes you say that? Seriously. I mean the people didn't do much against a Florida judge that forcibly starved to death an innocent handicapped woman, so why would it be much different if a judge says someone can't display a flag? I would think that forced starvation would cause greater outrage and action among people than telling someone they have to remove a flag.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's total garbage if a judge would order that. But if a judge does do that and it is upheld, nothing will happen to change it; just as nothing was done about Terri Schiavo, Kelo eminent domain ruling, or any other of the odious judical rulings that have come down recently that would be far worse than this.
Post "No tresspassing" signs...
You may want to check out http://www.landrights.com/
I just called the mayors office.
They say that this is not about flags but about signs that a permit fee was not paid on.
We need confirmation on this ASAP.
Who is lying?
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