American flags on Laguna Beach police cars spark backlash

You can’t even put the American flag on a police car anymore without somebody being offended.

A decision to affix an American flag graphic to the side of freshly painted Laguna Beach police cars is dividing residents, who are alternately praising the image as patriotic or panning it as too aggressive.

After hearing the criticism and acknowledging that the image they approved didn’t quite match the final results, officials agreed to reconsider their February decision to paint the Laguna Beach Police Department’s fleet of 11 squad cars. The City Council will take up the issue again at its Tuesday meeting.

 

“People are screaming that the American flag on a police car is somehow or another … hurting people’s feelings who might be immigrants or visitors,” said Councilman Peter Blake. “People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”

Why do we care whether immigrants or visitors feelings are being hurt by putting OUR OWN FLAG on our own police cars?  Seriously, who cares.  There was a time not that long ago when people were taught to be respectful of the host.  If you are visiting someone’s house you respect the rules of their house.  The same goes for a country.  You don’t go in and bitch and moan about how the country is run when you are a guest there.  This isn’t rocket science.
Let this serve as a warning, a microcosm of what will happen as we let more immigrants in.  They will fundamentally change what it means to be American and what American values are.  The dirt is not magical.  You do not magically inherit Western values by all of a sudden living on the soil.  They’re already changing the landscape in places like Minnesota that are being overrun by Muslims.  You think they’ll complain about putting the American flag on the car but not complain about far more important issues down the road?  Are we really that naive or stupid?
The future of this country belongs to our children.  Not to people who have not had a hand in the fighting for it and haven’t contributed anything at all.  It is not virtuous to hand it over to complete strangers and take away from your children’s future to do it.  That is just evil.

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