Man told to take down American flag because it may be considered a ‘threat to the Muslim community’

The latest example of political correctness run amuck may be among the most offensive yet. Duy Tran was asked to remove an American flag hanging from his Webster, Texas apartment balcony by the complex’s manager because it might be seen as a “threat to the Muslim community.”

The good news? Tran is refusing to back down.

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According to KHOU-TV, Tran moved in to an apartment at the Lodge on El Dorado apartment complex just a few days ago. He proudly hung his American flag outside, but was soon asked to take it down.

“What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,” Tran told KHOU. “I’m not a threat toward anybody.”

The TV station visited the complex’s management office but were handed a pre-written response and escorted off the premises before any questions could be asked. The statement read:

While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident’s patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines. Such guidelines maintain the aesthetics of our apartment community and provide for the safety of all residents. The apartment community already proudly displays our country’s flag in a safe and appropriate manner at the entrances to our community.

As Glenn explained on radio this morning, the manager’s reasoning makes absolutely no sense.

“Let me tell you something. This should show you that if anybody feels the flag of the United States of America is a threat to them, they are not here to be good Americans,” Glenn said. “I mean how is the United States a threat to you or your religion? How is that possible? Then you don’t understand the Constitution of the United States of America. You are not here to protect and defend what that stands for.”

Fortunately, some of Tran’s neighbors have already expressed their support of the flag, and the man remains steadfast in his decision to continue to display the flag.

“I’m gonna leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don’t have the right to leave my flag there,” Tran said to KHOU. “I have friends that died for this country.”

Watch the KHOU report HERE.

  • bucketnutz

    I am so sick and tired of these fringe groups thinking that the have a “Right” not be offended, well I am offended that they are offended . This is the Perpetually Offended Society

    • Andrew

      Your comment is offensive. I think blaze should take it down

      • Shawn Sennett

        How is their comment offensive??

        • CanadianGal

          I’m wondering, too.

          • Danny Boy

            i think its called sarcasm.

          • RueTheDay

            Hope you’re right. Hard to tell in the written word.

          • Rob

            I picked up on the sarcasm instantly…. People are too dang serious and uptight.

          • RueTheDay

            Yeah; it’s not like they have any reason to be … (sarc)

          • Guest

            You don’t need a reason to be sarcastic. That’s one of the great things about sarcasm.

          • John E. Jablonski

            Well, sarcasm offends me.

          • hthr

            People that don’t understand sarcasm offend me.

        • Anonymous

          I’m thinking it was meant to be sarcastic. Think about what they are responding to guys. Everything offends everyone.

      • Marian Curry

        You are offensive to me Mr.

      • Stratus

        I can’t believe anyone thinks this isn’t sarcasm. I guess you have to be able to speak fluent sarcasm like me to recognize it. Damn it, now I’m offended that people can’t recognize his sarcasm.

    • Mike Nelson

      I like how the acronym for that segment is “POS” 😉

    • PhyllisO

      Let me be Captain Obvious here but we don’t know if anyone actually complained or if the management was trying to be “nice” to other renters there. We also don’t know what the full story is. I’m tired of people jumping to conclusions.

      • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

        Good point!

      • Carol Fox

        Nice to other renters????? This is America (still) and if folks are offended by anything American – then why are they here? No one ever asks that question??? If our society and traditions offend – tough – they should have stayed home with theirs!!! After all, we are infidels, why move in with us???

        • PhyllisO

          Did you not see the nice was in quotation marks?Re-read what I wrote. We don’t actually know if anyone was offended. We do not know both sides of the story. All we know is what this guy is saying. And this story is nothing really new. This has happened before: in September 2012 (CA), oh and in June 2013 (IN). They all happened in apartment complexes. People need to read the lease before they sign. It’s not government housing but private housing and it’s their rules. It would be the same if he moved into an area with an HOA that had a rule of new trucks or clothes lines. I don’t agree with it but those are the rules. I do agree with you in spirit but please read what I wrote again.

    • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

      Mr. Tam says this is the reason, but it’s not the reason that the property gave. Typically flying flags or other banners from balcony rails is prohibited in rental agreements.

    • dave

      unfortuneatly we have a government that backs them up..im so concerned about how we have been rocked to sleep by those who lead us

    • Glennfriend67

      So, so true. I’m offended that they’re offended that I’m offended that they’re offended. Are you dizzy yet?

  • Gloria Gilpatrick

    PLEASE tell this man that he has a LEGAL RIGHT to fly the flag of the United States of America. I had the same incident happen to me but it was with the COA board where I once lived in Clearwater, FL. I contacted my congressman and was told that I HAD THE RIGHT TO FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG. Period. This is such crap.

    I agree 100% with you bucketnutz. Let’s get angry and be heard. Grrrrrr….

    • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

      No, he doesn’t have the right to place the flag on the railing. He has the right to display the flag in any space that he has exclusive control of. He could put it on a flag pole ON the balcony proper, he could display it in a window or on his walls. If he had a lawn, he could put it anywhere on the lawn he wanted. Balcony railings are typically excluded from that in rental agreements, and the courts have consistently upheld this in law.

      • Holly Michelle Mednis

        I agree, he could fix it on a pole, and everything would would be all fine and legal and dandy! :) But none of that is really the point! The point is someone had a problem with OUR FLAG! PERIOD! Hundreds of Thousands of Americans have died for that Flag, Our Flag, the Flag of our fathers! You CANNOT be American and have a problem with the Flag. PERIOD! Do you have a problem with the people who have died to protect it? I served in the Navy 6 years, my Uncle a Sea-Bee Vietnam, my Grandpa in Korea, my Grandmothers brother on the USS Yorktown (Look it up if you need to know what happened there!) and my Great-Grandpa a Sharpshooter POW in Italy during WWII! If they put a flag up are you going to tell them its illegal? I don’t care where! ITS ON AMERICAN SOIL!!! YOU DONT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE FLAG!

      • Reggie

        You need to get a life Kevin. You seem to think you know everything and all you are doing is babbling.

  • Brandt Mackay

    Oh boo hoo, get over it, you overly-offended nut jobs. Don’t like it? Move.

  • m4time

    Easy fix, display the flag, wear flag pants, flag shirt, flag hat, flag shoes, get a flag tattooed on your neck, wear a flag chain necklace, paint your dog so it looks like a flag, all your furniture should look like a flag, and finally you should play the national anthem wherever you go on repeat. boom.

    • Lela

      Now that’s what I like….Sounds like a major plan to me….But, most Americans don’t think they have a right to be free…..Sad times…..It’s time for Americans to think but all we do is punt…..Sad times……

      • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

        If you want to be free, you can’t decide to live in housing that is owned by somebody else and then complain about the rules.

        • m4time

          Actually, you can. You can also take someone to court if you feel they are being unlawful.

          • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

            Well, sure, technically you CAN complain. You’re just a moron for doing so.

    • loulou

      … and pay your rent with a flag check.

    • Trezore

      seems like the opposite of when foreigners move into the area, and then when there are enough of them, they start waving their country’s flag all over the place… and in the example above, is like a lone wolf moving into one of those neighborhoods and start waving the USA flag back in their face! LOVE IT! lol

    • Bk

      LOL…I love it…great idea (No Sarc)

    • Kristina Dulle

      I like how you think….

    • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

      Flag pants, flag shirts, etc. are all a violation of the Flag Code. The flag of the United States should never be used as clothing apparel. You can, however, affix a patch that resembles the flag to your clothing.

      • Patriot Tom

        “Let me tell you something. This should show you that if anybody feels the flag of the United States of America is a threat to them, they are not here to be good Americans. I mean how is the United States a threat to you or your haberdasher? How is that possible? Then you don’t understand the Constitution of the United States of America. You are not here to protect and defend what that stands for.”

      • Patriot Tom

        People who quote the flag code like this don’t understand the first amendment. The flag code doesn’t have any penalties for violations and the penalties wouldn’t be enforceable if it did.

        • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

          I understand the First Amendment just fine. I just find it ironic that somebody who proclaims that they respect and honor the flag would then turn around and suggest you abuse the flag in ways it was never meant to be.

      • m4time

        It was a joke skippy.

        • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

          I’m sure it was.

          • Reggie

            Relax Kevin, the guy was only kidding

    • Glennfriend67

      That’s the way, uh huh uh huh, I like it, uh huh uh huh!

  • Jamie Penter

    Perhaps if the flag offends you, you should move to a country with a flag that doesn’t offend you. Suck it up buttercup, this IS America.

    • Guest

      Their attitude towards our flag, what are they doing to placate me. Good God! what are we coming too.

      • Anonymous

        This is nonsense. Remember, this is by Glenn Beck — fired by the likes of Fox “News.”

        • Glennfriend67

          Where do you get your erroneous information from? He wasn’t fired! Another leftist troll.

        • JeffS
        • Gord

          He wasn’t fired dumbshet, he took his millions he made and started The Blaze. Wow you liberals really are stupid.

        • thedogwalker

          This story was widely reported in the local media, Glen had nothing to do with it.

        • Dru Vaughn

          Yes, we also are painfully aware of the likes of FOX News.

          • http://controversialmarketing.blogspot.com/ Sam Freedom

            Try to be painfully aware of how ignorant you are, as well. It’ll be the next best thing you can do to help the country.

        • Kevin Andrews

          It is actually very useful when someone makes a comment like this about Fox News. It instantly lets you know you are dealing with a useful idiot that doesn’t think for himself and you can avoid wasting time. Fox News has a conservative bias, AND they provide factual reporting and give liberals and libertarians a platform on their broadcasts to present an alternate perspective. People who make comments like the above are not likely to even watch Fox, they just parrot what their group-think masters hand them.

          Above comment is a case-in-point, because there is no doubt that this story occurred, it is well-documented, and it shouldn’t even be considered a liberal v conservative issue. But he saw “Glenn Beck” and his left brain shut down instantly.

        • http://controversialmarketing.blogspot.com/ Sam Freedom

          Hahahaahahaahah…. you are ignorant and have no shame. How classic… lololol

      • Mudpie

        We are renters in our own nation. The idea of the Constitution was that the people were sovereign and owned the govt. so to speak – goodbye to “old fashioned” ideas.

    • fire lion

      Just like you wing nuts sucked it up when muslims wanted to create a community center in new york? Oh yeah you cried bloody tears!
      Perhaps you should move to another country where there is no religious freedom. Perhaps saudi arabia.

      • http://controversialmarketing.blogspot.com/ Sam Freedom

        The difference is that ISLAM is an unreformed religion with a systemic problem that includes Jihad and a Caliphate. Whereas the US Flag and the US Constitution represent freedom and individual rights. And you don’t want to go down that path because if you want to compare human rights in both cultures, you’re going to look like an even greater idiot than you already do.

  • Anonymous

    If he wanted to hang a flag of that size up he shouldn’t have moved into the apartment complex. The manager might not have had a problem if he wanted to hang a flag. Just not one of that size. Except maybe on flag type holidays. It’s odd the manager would say the flag offends the Muslim community unless he has moved into an area where there are a lot of Muslims. That might have happened. But she has the right to say the flag messes up the look of the building. Why do people think that they are more patriotic than others based on the size of the flag they put up? Maybe there should be buildings that not only look like the American flag but whose residents can only put up that color scheme where it can be seen from the outside.

    • Kalinda Lewis

      If a Muslim who lives in the U.S.A. is offended by the U.S. flag, they do not belong in the U.S. They should return to their roots under the Islam flag and suffer the consequences.

      • Anonymous

        Or they can fly the flag of any country they want to even if they are American. They don’t have to be offended by a flag that is an American symbol, it’s a pretty flag regardless of what it stands for. Lots of flags are that way.

      • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

        Yes, because moderate Muslims who move to the United States are SO offended by a piece of cloth that they’re raising arms, engaging in armed stand-offs with law enforcement, and shooting people outside of shopping malls. Oh, wait, I’m sorry, those are the REAL PATRIOTS. I got confused. Allahu America Akbar.

  • Hunkashoo

    If the flag offends you why the heck are you in the US?

    • David

      They are here to spread their hate and terrorists agenda!!!

      • Anonymous

        Seems this is a problem originating with the Apartment Manager and not the residents.

        • David

          you are missing the whole point.WAKE UP!!!!!

          • kari

            um, what is the point?

          • David

            If you don’t know then I can’t help you.
            WAKE UP!!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            I cannot help you either. If you cannot answer the question, just be silent.

          • Anonymous

            Its where we are supposed to assume that an apartment manager SAYING that muslims are offended by an American flag is further proof that muslims are IN FACT offended by American flags. Then we are supposed to be offended that the muslims are allegedly offended by American flags and get all indignant.

        • Suni Godbold

          It is possible that the apt. rules state that no flags shall be waved or shown or maybe the manager is a Muslim or is afraid of Muslims better yet, just plain stupid. We fly the red white and blue every day and I feel sorry for any person who dares to tell me I can not. God Bless America, the land that I love, stand beside her and guide her!

    • Lela

      To start a war….

    • Janean Guy

      They are here to take over the country just as they’ve moved into other Western countries. They arrive here, have a muliplicity of children, build mosques all over the country where they train terrorists and spout their agenda, attempt to establish Sharia law,and then do the kind of nonsense that you read about here. In an attempt to be reasonable, loving, and understanding, we Americans are allowing this with some of us even falling for the line that Islam is a peaceful religion. They will pretend to be just that until they have built themselves up enough to take over and begin the killling.

      • Rob

        I’m glad some people get it, our politicians and christian charity organizations do not.

      • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

        Yeah, the Native Americans got really peeved at the Puritans for doing the same thing.

  • James

    I would tell them to kiss my American A$$!

    • Lela

      I already but mine was KMAWA……!!!!

  • Alex

    This crap keeps up and it will be threat to them, because they are definitely a threat to us!

  • Ginia

    I would love to see every other resident in the complex fly the American flag in support!

    • Lela

      That would be really righteous……!!!….:)

  • James

    If they (the muslims) are offended by the American flag, they probably should not be in America! If you dont like it, get the hell out!

    • kari

      You realize they (the muslims) are not the ones with a problem with this, correct? It is the apartment management

      • Anonymous

        its assumed to be true, because, ya know… muslims…

      • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

        And you’re assuming the apartment manager actually said that this was the reason for the problem. All we know is that this one person says that’s what the manager told him. We don’t have the whole story yet.

      • Reggie

        I bet some Muslim complained to the management.

    • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

      Foreigners should follow all US laws and rules. But Americans should resist rules they do not agree with, right? Because, freedom?

    • Reggie

      Way to go James.

  • James

    I guarantee that if they (the muslims) moved back to where they came from, they’d have a lot more to be afraid of!

    • Anonymous

      The report says the Manager wanted the Flag down; not the residents. What is the issue with the Manager?

      • Anonymous

        well, you’ll notice that reading comprehension is not a strong suit around here, especially when the story fits in with a preexisting narrative. Just because the manage SAYS that muslims will be offended, does not mean that muslims are in FACT offended. Just as I could SAY “Take down your flag because Puerto Ricans will be offended.” doesn’t mean that Puerto Ricans are offended by American flags either. Also, the manager could have just been pulling something out of his ___ as to why the flag needed to be taken down, maybe he didn’t want anything on the balconies? Its quite probable that the manager said what he said to get under the other guys skin…?

        • Patriot Tom

          Yes. Reading comprehension is weak around here. No where in the article is the management quoted as saying anything about being a threat to Muslims. The headline is merely a Glenn Beck troll.

          • Bart West

            “What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,”
            Reading comprehension!

          • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

            So says Mr. Tam. There wasn’t a great depth of investigative journalism invested in this piece.

          • Reggie

            I think you mean Mr. Tran

  • m4time

    I just want to know how you display the flag in an unsafe manner. Unless you’re choking out a terrorist with one.

    • Linda Murray

      Actually… that WOULD be a SAFE manner. 😀 One less terrorist makes the country safER! 😀

    • Mark D. Thomas

      That is a great idea for a scene in an action movie!

    • Lela

      Niceeeee m4time…..:)

    • Bk

      Damn, you’re on fire dude!! (No Offense) (Sarc)

    • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

      A US flag should not be nailed to the side of the railing. The flag should be properly flown from a flag pole, and one is apparently already present in this community and already flying a United States flag.

      • m4time

        Flag code permits a flag code to be hung vertically on the street so I see no reason why a citizen shouldn’t be allowed to display it in this manner.

        Furthermore, the flag code is a guideline since the Supreme Court ruled that enforcing the flag code with punishments violates a citizens first amendment rights.

      • Reggie

        Aren’t you Mr. Perfect. Stop being so condescending.

  • lilmssunshine76

    If you don’t like the flag get the heck out.

  • Anne Johnston

    I say everyone puts up a flag! I’m Canadian and Canada Day is next week (July 1) and I will be flying my flag, don’t care who doesn’t like it. Everyone in that neighborhood should band together and put up as many flags as possible!!

    • Lela

      Smart lady…:)….Happy Canada Day Anne…..!!!!

      • Anne Johnston

        Thanks Lela! Happy 4th of July to you! (assuming you are American)

  • SuziQGW

    I hope EVERYONE in that apartment complex will proudly and prominently display the American flag RIGHT NOW!! If enough people strongly stand up against this type of anti-American insanity, it WILL make a difference!

  • MrBill2

    My homeowners group told me I could not get permit to hang my flag. I told them that I guess that means I don’t need one so if you come to take it down I am gonna put the permit application where the sun don’t shine. Flag is up and has been since then.

    • Lela

      You are a true American…..I have so many foreigners living near me I put one over my door and in my yard and yes it is tactfully displayed….I would never disgrace my flag of my country of the good old USA…!!!!!

  • Ginia

    How is it that his flag might offend Muslims and the official one the apartment complex hangs doesn’t?

    • Anonymous

      Maybe because it’s a tasteful display in front of the building and doesn’t make anything look tacky.

      • CanadianGal

        You think your American flag looks tacky???? Wow.

        • Anonymous

          No, the America flag is pretty. It’s just that the manager probably thinks his display of it being too large for the balcony is tacky

          • CanadianGal

            Ah, I see; I misunderstood your meaning. But regardless, I think the manager lost all credibility when he started whining about offended Muslims.

          • CanadianGal

            I think I’d take the manager at his word: he was worried about offending Muslims — who should remember why they wanted to leave their own countries in the first place.

          • Anonymous

            That’s true.

      • dctalk_sk8

        your tacky..

        • Anonymous

          And you are being a name caller. If you would notice for one second I never thought the flag looks tacky.

          • Disallowed Patriotism

            Honesty takes a dive..
            Mayday! Mayday!

      • Disallowed Patriotism

        That’s stupid!

        • Anonymous

          Well, the only way anyone will know anything is to talk to the manager and ask what the reason might be.

          • Guest

            My apology. I was rather harsh.

          • Anonymous

            Apology accepted.

      • Lela

        How in the hell can an American flag make ANYTHING look tacky….Choose better words please…..

        • Anonymous

          Displays that are too large for where they are put make anything look tacky. It’s all in the symmetry.

          • RueTheDay

            I give up.

          • Anonymous

            I think I know what the problem might be about how everyone cares more about the flag being hung than about the space it takes. It’s because there might not be a picture of the porch he hangs from showing on Glenn’s newsletter. I get to this site through the newsletter home page and not from having the stories in my inbox.

          • Anonymous

            Hell yes. The problems we are facing in America at this time can be attributed to lack of symmetry. God, I can’t stand it sometimes. lol

          • Anonymous

            Interior design is everything. If one thing is out of balance then everything in a person’s life goes crazy. Life is weird like that.

          • Susan Trudo

            His flag is being displayed properly and doesn’t hang over the railing on the balcony — it fits quite nicely within the “borders” of the balcony. How is his display tacky???

          • Anonymous

            I defer to the person who made the comment about how porch railings are the property of the building and not the renter.Especially not the way it’s on the outside of the railing. I’m sorry, I don’t have his name handy nor might that comment be easy to find, this thread has been awfully popular today and has exploded with comments quite quickly.

          • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

            It might have been me. If so, thank you. If not, we’ll figure out who it is after I finish wading through all the comments.

          • Anonymous

            You’re welcome.. I remember seeing a comment about respecting property and sticking to the laws of the rent agreement. It’s too bad people can’t subscribe to someone’s comment thread. If the comment I told the person about is any indication of the way you do other comments you are definitely someone to pay attention to.

          • Reggie

            When you rent your apartment and pay rent, if you have a porch or balcony that is part of the structure you rent. You don’t only pay rent for the inside. You have to keep the outside or porch cleaned too. Come on folks.

        • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

          You obviously haven’t seen what Tommy Hilfiger can do.

      • Ginia

        Then they should say “we think your display is tacky” (and define specifically what that means) and not say it’s for fear of offending Muslims. I don’t think there is anything “tacky” about displaying the American flag and I don’t think we should fear offending anyone with the flag. Try again.

        • Anonymous

          True. It’s not the flag that makes things look bad it’s how the display is done. Forget about the flag for a second and look at the picture of the porch with the flag draped over it. Where do your eyes go first? If he was interested in being patriotic instead of making a statement about how patriotic he is then the display would be part of the entire picture. Not jump out as the first thing.

  • Dale Jackson

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr42/text

    Freedom to fly American Flag Act of 2005

    • Patriot Tom

      Doesn’t apply. Fails the exclusive use test.

  • http://www.hellosuckers.net/ Martin @ hellosuckers.net

    Is really everyone here ignorant of a law which prohibits any landlord or homeowners association from adopting and enforcing any regulation demanding removal of American flag?

    Making an issue where there is none?

    If anyone came to that man and demanded the flag removal, such removal (and the way and reason for it is outrageous) is illegal. Period.

    H.R.42 – Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005
    Public Law No: 109-243.
    https://beta.congress.gov/bill/109th-congress/house-bill/42

    • Lela

      Some Americans are just cowards in their own country…..

    • Patriot Tom

      The law doesn’t apply because the exterior of his residence is not a defined part of his exclusive property so he has no right to display the flag there. Stick it inside a window.

      • http://www.hellosuckers.net/ Martin @ hellosuckers.net

        You are incorrect. This law was written especially for condominiums and similar properties where HOA may try prohibiting flag display. I’ll try to find preamble of the law and post it as it is specified in there.

  • Vicki Johnson

    So, I’m just wondering…..If an American lived in the Middle East…would they take down their country’s flag because it might offend us?

    • Anonymous

      Hey yeah, that’s a good question.

      • Brenda

        I have a good answer, they would not ask us to take our flag down, the would either shoot us, or cut our heads off, period.

        • Anonymous

          It IS sort of like Passover in reverse, isn’t it. I mean they look for people flying the flag and know whose house to go into

    • Anonymous

      They would just burn it.

  • ThatGuyInRF

    It would be great for that manager to get there Monday morning and everybody had a U.S. flag hanging from their balcony.

    • Lela

      They would not make me take my country’s flag down…They would have to take me to court..and i still would not disgrace my country and remove it..It stands for us Americans and our lost soldiers at wars…..F*%#$@ the muslims and any foreigner in my country of the United States who doesn’t like my flag….If they are here in peace(and we know they are not)they would be proud to fly our flag of freedom….I think we all know why the muslims are here…their just waiting for the time to attack us….They build their bombs right next door to you and no ones the wiser(except this lousy corrupt government)….These muslims and foreigners have more rights and we the people are footing the bill for all their free living….Sad….Sad….Sad….

  • Edward Zabinski

    Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
    [From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
    [H.R. 42 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]

    H.R.42

    One Hundred Ninth Congress

    of the

    United States of America

    AT THE SECOND SESSION

    Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
    the third day of January, two thousand and six

    An Act

    To ensure that the right of an individual to display the flag of the
    United States on residential property not be abridged.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
    United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the “Freedom to Display the American Flag
    Act of 2005”.

    SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act–
    (1) the term “flag of the United States” has the meaning
    given the term “flag, standard, colors, or ensign” under section
    3 of title 4, United States Code;
    (2) the terms “condominium association” and “cooperative
    association” have the meanings given such terms under section 604
    of Public Law 96-399 (15 U.S.C. 3603);
    (3) the term “residential real estate management association”
    has the meaning given such term under section 528 of the Internal
    Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 528); and
    (4) the term “member”–
    (A) as used with respect to a condominium association,
    means an owner of a condominium unit (as defined under section
    604 of Public Law 96-399 (15 U.S.C. 3603)) within such
    association;
    (B) as used with respect to a cooperative association,
    means a cooperative unit owner (as defined under section 604 of
    Public Law 96-399 (15 U.S.C. 3603)) within such association;
    and
    (C) as used with respect to a residential real estate
    management association, means an owner of a residential
    property within a subdivision, development, or similar area
    subject to any policy or restriction adopted by such
    association.

    SEC. 3. RIGHT TO DISPLAY THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES.

    A condominium association, cooperative association, or residential
    real estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy,
    or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent a member of
    the association from displaying the flag of the United States on
    residential property within the association with respect to which such
    member has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive
    possession or use.

    SEC. 4. LIMITATIONS.

    Nothing in this Act shall be considered to permit any display or
    use that is inconsistent with–
    (1) any provision of chapter 1 of title 4, United States Code,
    or any rule or custom pertaining to the proper display or use of
    the flag of the United States (as established pursuant to such
    chapter or any otherwise applicable provision of law); or
    (2) any reasonable restriction pertaining to the time, place,
    or manner of displaying the flag of the United States necessary to
    protect a substantial interest of the condominium association,
    cooperative association, or residential real estate management
    association.

    Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    Vice President of the United States and
    President of the Senate.

  • Kalinda Lewis

    Any one who is offended by the U.S. flag should leave the country for a more satisfactory place to live. Muslims who do not assimilate or do not appreciate this country and its flag should return to their roots and suffer the consequences.

  • Kalinda Lewis

    And I am so sick of a few making the rules for the many.

  • Bonnie Somer

    I WOULD PUT UP 19 MORE W/A SIGN TO ANY MUSLIM IF U R OFFENDED BY THIS FLAG U CAN PROMPTLY LEAVE THIS COUNTRY. WHAT THE HELL FLAG SHLD HE FLY I SAY TOO DAM BAD THE PC POLICE ARE JUST THAT TOO PC ENOUGH OFFENDED YEP WASHINGTON DC IS OFFENSIVE NOT THE AMERICAN FLAG

  • Kmartinnn

    God bless America! and the people in it.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know the apartment complex was a “Muslim Community”. . .are they pressing for Sharia Law like in sections of London and Paris?

    When is enough, enough?

    • CanadianGal

      Yes, the London Sharia law areas — exactly what I was thinking. Didn’t know they had them in Paris, too. Dirty rotten disgraceful shame that it gets to that. Maybe the newly-elected UKIP party in the UK can start getting things back on track there, fingers crossed and praying.

    • Anonymous

      That was an odd excuse. Maybe the manager was thinking about the hotel in California that the Sultan of Brunei bought a couple of months ago and wants to put in sharia law. Maybe she figured buildings could have a certain type of renter

    • Lela

      They are….They want this murderous law in effect in every country across the board…..

  • tomelora

    I bet ya if these mooslims hung up thier crescent moon flag nothing would be said by management.

    • Anonymous

      Well, the crescent moon flag is a nice one as well. Just not in a size that is too big for the space it’s put up in.

  • dctalk_sk8

    They want to be offended hang the Quran off the balcony and burn it!

  • Stephen Crow

    If the U.S. Flag offends you, then feel free to get hell t of my country. If you hate the flag, you might as well be a commie or a terrorist. Just Sayin

  • Jeff

    How does she know this is a threat to the muslim community? Is she an expert on the subject? Did a muslim actually approach her and ask that it be removed? If the safety of your residents is a concern, then maybe you should remove any resident that is offended and may present a safety issue to anyone displaying the AMERICAN FLAG!!

    • Anonymous

      It appears the Manager is the issue, not the flag.

      • Anonymous

        ::touches nose::

    • Anonymous

      Jeff, you’re asking to many questions, its a sure sign of thinking too much. You’re really just supposed to go “grrr muslims!!” Don’t you know how the two minute hate works?

      “.. the purpose of the Two Minutes Hate is said to satisfy the citizens’ subdued feelings of angst and hatred from leading such a wretched, controlled existence. By re-directing these subconscious feelings away from the Oceanian government and toward external enemies (which likely do not even exist)”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Minutes_Hate

  • Guest

    You towel heads get the f*** outta this country. None of ya’ll belong here! Murderers!

  • Guest

    Murderers are telling us to get rid of the flag?

  • Barry A Wright

    If you are threatened by the American Flag ………………………………………. What the heck are you doing in America ?!?!

  • Guest

    Yo Muslims, Towel Heads, Sand N******, or whatever the f*** all ya’ll are…get the hell outta this country you hypocrite MURDERERS! No one likes any of ya’ll in this country! Go die since this is all ya’ll know how to do! I hate all ya’ll and so does everyone!

  • Jamie Gardner

    They are welcome under the constitution to fly any flag they want… as long as the American flag is flown above it, right side up.

  • Ellen Victoria Metzinger

    OMG! Are you kidding me??!

  • Lee in Phoenix

    Too bad, but I don’t see a way to contact Mr. Tran and congratulate him for standing up. I think it would be nice if he got emails or letters from all over the country supporting his position. Then again, maybe that would just be a bother to him.

    • RueTheDay

      He’d be inundated.

  • Lela

    Exactly Glen…..I would refuse to take my American flag down since this is America and not a muslim country…If these intruders as I call them don’t like our American flag they can get the hell out of my country of America….As far as I’m concerned YOU are trespassing….

  • Ellen Victoria Metzinger

    It is a flag for Gods sake……..if someone feels hat a flag is a “threat” maybe THEY need therapy…or better yet the entire group that support him taking his flag down!

  • Guest

    I HATE ALL TOWEL HEADS

  • Dan H

    Muslims should gtfo of America.

    • Patriot Tom

      Bigots should gtfo of America.

  • Ralph Tobias

    Last I checked many Muslims ARE Americans. Why on earth would their own flag be a threat to them????

  • Disallowed Patriotism

    FASCISM

    fas·cism noun ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi- :

    a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government

    In this case, flying their own country’s flag.

  • Belinda Davis

    This is the United States of America and our flag represents ( among may things) the original thirteen colonies and each state in the United States. It is protected under “freedom of speech”. The US is a free country. I would exercise my right to move ASAP from this apartment building or live under “a dictator”.

  • Bob Allegretta

    Go back to wherever you came from—problem solved.

    • Nish

      That is the dumbest thing anyone can say. Unless you are Native American, then I agree with you!

  • Anonymous

    Not only does this place have a FB page, you can call them too, albeit their answering machine is on!

  • Tonia McBride

    Okay, I can totally see an apartment complex having a rule against hanging large objects such as flags and banners from the balcony. That could get pretty ugly. I hope that’s what’s going on here.

    On the other hand, the U.S. flag is absolutely a threat to some muslims. If you believe in things like executing “infidels” and honor-killings and denying women property rights and freedom of movement, we are your enemy. We happen to hold to the idea that no one can be prosecuted for a belief and that no one should be deprived of life, liberty or property without the due process of the law. If that’s a problem for you, please do not come here. And if you’re already here, please leave.

  • Anonymous

    I think the management should be investigated to see if they have any ties to anti-American groups.

  • Mark Igo

    As long as the Muslim in chief is in office we will be seeing More and More of this crap popping up. Look at Deerborn, Michigan the whole town is run by Muslims and the cops do nothing to support REAL AMERICANS there they will ask you to leave so you don’t hurt the poor little Muslims feelings.

  • myrandomspirit
  • asas

    the only thing missing is the karhan on fire next to it.

  • Anonymous

    You have a friend in Canada! Spread that banner, buddy!

  • Lisa Dickison

    Perhaps he should have read his lease. I’ve lived in apartments for 22 years and the rule has always been that flags are not allowed to be displayed on balconies.

  • Amyone

    Maybe the apartment manager is muslim? I wonder…

  • AshG

    Personally, I feel that this is the USA and if you don’t like the USA, the American Flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, or our celebrations in honor of any of these (Memorial Day, 4th of July, etc.) then Delta has flights leaving from multiple airports every few minutes. We’re a proud bunch, for better or for worse. What keeps this great country working right are the contracts we submit to: social contracts in the form of laws, and business contracts for sold or leased properties or services.

    When people decide that their preferences supersede the contracts they are required to submit to, things start to fall apart. It becomes the responsibility of the party desiring change to initiate the steps necessary to enact change. The gentleman in the above agreement either needs to request redress in the form of an alteration of his contract to permit his desired behavior, or he needs to request leave of the contract and go somewhere that is amenable to his desired behavior.

  • Phydeux

    US Flag Code protects him, the manager can go sit and spin.

  • https://twitter.com/Tendaijoe Tendai Joe

    An American flag, in America, becomes a threat to someone? How does that even happen?

  • smokehill

    I suspect this apartment complex has had this issue come up before, fomented by some local Muslim a$$holes who should be deported.

    I have trouble with the whole concept of allowing ANY Muslim into this country, and especially allowing them to become citizens. The fundamental tenets of their sick religion are completely antithetical to our form of government. They do NOT recognize the legitimacy of our Constitution, that guarantees freedom of religion, and are commanded by Allah — thru that sick pedophile Mohammad — to spread out and convert everyone on earth, by sword if necessary. Any Muslim who denies this is a liar.

    Yet our mainstream religions in the U.S. are too cowardly to point this out, and never miss a chance to play footsie with the Muslim rabble, treating them as any other religion.

    Islam immigration has already proven a disaster for Europe, and as usual Americans are simply too stupid to learn from it.

  • ScaryLogic

    What is wrong with people these days?

  • Sargeant Joe Tuesday

    Displayed in a safe and appropriate manner? Is our flag a junkyard dog now? Keep it up morons, and the veterans will be rising up so much sooner!

  • Combat Survivor

    Touch my flag and you will be SHOT

  • Anonymous

    In Arabic and Hebrew, “Effendi” differs from English. Western Ignorance is Offensive!

    According to Google Translate:

    Translate from: Indonesian
    אפנדי
    Definitions of effendi
    noun
    a man of high education or social standing in an eastern Mediterranean or Arab country.
    “Thanks to the Jewish settlers, land values had increased, benefiting the effendi enormously.”

  • Anonymous

    if the muslims or any other foreign people find this flag offensive maybe they should go back to the middle east or whatever country they came from i wonder if we were offended by muslims keping their faces covered all the time they would probably call us racist and just tell us to keep our mouths shut and just deal with it i don’t understand why we americans are always being forced to tolerate other cultures but yet they can whine and moan and have ours changed to suit their wants…..

  • Mike edal

    Listen everyone do not make a long winded statement on this – If it offends you – look the other way – Every American has the right to fly the flag – The muslim community should try to fly it sometimes to show they like the country they live in. Why do they demand the respect but do not give it after all if they reside in the USA they are American.

    • bbob

      Perhaps they came to the U.S. for a different reason than you or your ancestors.

  • Matt Kline

    I would tell the muslim person or persons, who felt offended by our American Flag to kiss my ass!! If they don’t like our customs then get the hell out!!

  • Mike edal

    RIP – Our flag is an honor to fly – It is a dedication to all that have been put in harms way defending it .

  • Anonymous

    This is directed by this new communist islamist culture America seems not willing to reject.
    Shame on you idiotic people remaining docile and subdue the unthinkable destruction.
    AMERICANS ARE IN SUICIDAL MODE!!!

  • Anonymous

    The apartment owner should fear the black flags that fly over Mosul.

  • BlackBeaver

    Too bad Glenn didn’t play the rest of the report, which showed other apartments in the same complex displaying flag bunting and other red, white and blue patriotic symbols. The management is clearly ‘selectively enforcing their ‘rules’.
    As to his legal rights, the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 does allow residential apartment complexes to restrict hanging the US Flag over the railing, as this gentleman is doing. The apartment railing is considered common property. He should, instead, hang his flag on the apartment balcony wall, which is within his rented property, thus totally within his rights, and would be equally visible.

    • Anonymous

      Bravo, yes. The symmetry might work better on the wall instead of over the railing.

    • Patriot Tom

      It’s shocking to find a reasoned post in a Glenn Beck discussion.

  • Anonymous

    I’m just curious as to why the management would feel that a resident flying the American Flag is a “threat to the Muslim community”, but it’s not a threat if the apartment complex “proudly displays our country’s flag.”

  • Johnathan Read

    “Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

    Apparently not from this Webster,Texas apartment balcony if the Muslim community is offended.

  • DeuWayne Markle
  • DL

    Kind of makes me wonder if they would evict him if he drove a car painted or wrapped in the American flag? In fact, this is what I would do and drive around the complex blaring Born in the USA.

  • Robert Chowaniec

    NOOO I’m a threat to the muslim community

  • Anonymous

    Tran was doing what the President requested us all to do, display the flag from June 8 thru 14th. I hope someone has filed complaints about the manager’s attitude by now.

    • independent thinker

      I fly 3 flags. The American Flag, The Gadsden flag, and the third rotates between the Bonnie Blue, the Confederate battle flag, and the first or second Confederate National flag depending on my mood.

    • bbob

      Everyone should be encouraged and allowed to display the U.S. Flag at their home.

  • Sandy Buchanan

    I say, OFFEND THEM! Obama opened up all hell here and makes it ok for our Constitution, our flag, our Crosses and the Ten Commandments are trampled on. He opened the door for good to be called evil, and evil, good.

  • Anonymous

    Someone should put up a Mexican flag and then sue for discrimination.

  • Phatcow07

    Liberal sacks of crap keep moving here and it is going down hill until we boot them out.

  • benhur

    All Muslims in America should love the flag because Freedom of Religion is protected by this flag, including Islam. If a Muslim feels threatened by the flag, then they are simply ignorant.

  • rickc

    Muslims are not threatened by the American Flag , they hate it and what it stands for.

  • Guest

    IF THEY DONT LIKE OUR FLAG THEN GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY MY HUSBAND AND OTHER TROOPS FOUGHT FOR THAT FLAG TO FLY SO YOU CAN KISS MY ROYAL REAR END

  • Heather Joan Tucker

    IF THEY DONT LIKE OUR FLAG THEN GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY MY HUSBAND AND OTHER TROOPS FOUGHT FOR THAT FLAG TO FLY SO YOU CAN KISS MY ROYAL REAR END I DONT CARE IF IT OFFENDS YOU THIS IS AMERICA ITS OUR COUNTRY YOU CAN TAKE YOUR BRAINWASHED BELIEFS AND GO ELSEWHERE NO ONE GIVES A RATS ASS

    • Patriot Tom

      I thought they fought to defend The Constitution. All this talk about fighting for the flag is an appeal to emotion instead of reason and law. Such demagoguery, and that’s what it is, can be dangerous.

  • Ncrdbl1

    Islam has taken over the US without firing a shot.

  • http://AngryMarks.com/ Kevin Fields

    Hey Mr. Tran, you don’t own the apartment, you don’t own the apartment complex. If you don’t like the rules against your flag, then MOVE! Seriously, let’s pick a better fight here. And if anybody is going to raise the argument of the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, I’ll remind you that in a rental situation that this ONLY applies to property which the renter/leasee has exclusive control over. Balcony railings are typically excluded from that area for safety and aesthetic purposes. This is a simple property rights matter, not a battle for freedom.

    • Patriot Tom

      Bravo! And you can’t be much more patriotic than defending property rights.

  • Anonymous

    If our govt was formed under a constitution giving us a right to display any flag, especially our own flag……how is it possible to be told to remove that flag? hang a Mexican flag or the ISIS flag and see what happens? if they don’t make you take it down, then you have won your case….they were being prejudice and selective….Just say you are a homosexual, a cross dresser, a pedophile, really a woman underneath your clothes, an abortion advocate, a relative of the Kardashian family, you supply Clinton with cigars, you are a serial rapist let out of jail for the 5th time….or you are a cocaine dealer…..that will surely win you your flag in America today.

  • dave

    Perhaps everyone in the complex should go buy the american flag and hang it over the balcony..in fact all in the USA should do the same…!!

  • Ttwistnturn .

    This is America, not Saudi Arabia. If muslims coming here don`t like the American Flag then they are free to go back to their country of origin any time. And screw Obamanation mindset.

    • Patriot Tom

      This is America. We have the right to be offended by anything we want. However, the reason given by the manager, if he even actually gave it, is totally stupid.

  • RD

    I’m beyond proud to be an American, but I’m also in Property Management and unfortunately some properties do not allow flags to be flown by residents. That is any flag, it might violate the contract he signed for his apartment. If she is dumb enough to state “it might be a threat to Muslims” than believe me she will be fired by the company for violating rules. The property itself will fly an American Flag though.

  • Anonymous

    The Muslim community is a threat to America.

  • William Crook

    So ya’ll side with the property owner in every case except when it comes to the property owner telling a tenant to take down one of your holy relics. If the tenant wanted to fly a Mexican flag your only answer would be telling him to move.

  • Joe Lineman

    Why is it a threat to the muslim, community but not the Vietnamese, or the Cuban, or to the French or any other “community”? If any country’s flag offends you…then get the hell our. The apt. manager should be fired too.

  • Ruben Paul Miller

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr42/text there is a law against them stopping him from flying the flag.

  • lil-echoes

    Why is it that these types of people — Muslims, Blacks, Homosexuals, Lesbians, MIGHT be offended cause of a word, a color, a flag, a name, or possibly ya PET DOG? All of this ‘someone MIGHT be offended’ has gone too far. The ‘power of suggestion’ does a lot to a person’s mind – therefore when you MENTION something to another, they naturally think of it THEN. So what if someone is OFFENDED… I could get offended every time I step in my car… cause some joker is yelling at me cause I want to get over and he wont move.. or I go to slow, or I honked my horn at him… What’s the big deal… Am I OFFENDED when he yells or screams Words that I can’t mention on here…?????? Of course not… I just consider the source and laugh at their stupidity…. This political “CORRECTNESS” has gone too for.
    You are making the public award of such nonsense and it will only give people in this country more of an excuse to be OFFENDED for some stupid reason they never even thought of till YOU mentioned it.

  • Rebecca Mickelson

    Wow…just wow:( I hope the tenant refused to take it down! Its his right to present that flag proudly! I just…this saddens me because little by little I see our rights as Americans being taken away:( *shaking head and feeling helpless/defeated*

  • m4time

    How’d we get so many hard up tree huggers on this thread?

  • Don’t Tread On Me

    I don’t see a big problem here. He was “asked” to take it down by someone with too much free time to whine. He was not arrested, evicted, fined, assaulted….
    He gets to say “hmmm.. let me think… how about NO?” I love these stories. They bring the PC cowards and their absurdities into the open for us to summarily reject and denounce. In fact, if I were in his place I would respond by placing a larger flag. I will not be surprised if his neighbors begin displaying flags of their own.

  • Barlion

    Oh look. The media again trying run up the fear mongering. Maybe this guy should display the flag in a more respectful manner if he is such an “American”. The flag must be on a pole. Instead he hangs it like a teenagers rock band poster on his balcony. That is the real offence here.

  • Barlion

    “How can the flag be a threat to your religion?” Well considering that the U.S. government is trying to wipe out Islam and that the vast majority of Americans consider them ALL evil because of the actions of just a few I can understand their concerns.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    was that pat or stu? ha!

  • John

    Is this a joke ? Because it might offend the muslim community ? It must be a put on.

  • Teslanedison

    He can fly the flag so long as it’s political speech, he can’t display the flag just because. If he signed a contract he’s abridged his rights, and yes you can give up your rights in America though contract. As such he could be evicted for violating a policy he agreed to before renting there. The obvious point is don’t rent from companies with agreements that violate your rights, once you sign you have truthfully abdicated them, this goes for guns, cars, flags, music… and so on.

  • stephen feldmeier

    If elected president and someone sees the American Flag as offensive to them, to the point where they ask someone to take it down. Well to me that’s denouncing your citizenship and I’ll have your citizenship revoked. If you’re not a citizen deportation. There is a line in the sand that’s being crossed here. There is protesting America which free speech, then there is hating your country, you hate living here I’ll take your citizenship. You put this reality before these people you will find out the flag really does not offend these people and hopefully this will stop this nonsense.

    *******Federal law prohibits the government from taking away your citizenship without proof that you intend to lose it. Therefore, if you want to relinquish, rather than renounce, you must prove your intent in some other way.

    Renunciation is much easier. You must still make a personal appearance before a US consular officer. But, crucially, instead of completing Form DS-4079, you just need to sign the oath of renunciation. This act removes any question of your intent to give up US citizenship. That’s why it’s so much easier..*****

    Or in this case saying the American Flag offends you and you want it taken down. That should be enough grounds right there to expedite the procedure.

    http://www.feldmeierforpresident.com

  • Timothy Szymanski

    I agree… if the American flag (no matter where it is placed as long as it’s not being discraced) being up and presented by ANY real American should NEVER be questioned. I fought over seas and it makes me happy to see any display of such. Makes the time that I sacrificed and lives lost at least a little worth while. It’s just a small token of support that a person can give to show their respect to the life, liberty American way, and military members that have fought and are still fighting in war and in peace… to tell them to take it down to me sounds like a terrorist act. I may be exaggerating slightly, but if you were in the same shoes, with a pride as big as his you would do the same thing. As would I.

  • Stonehouse Splash

    As much as I back up this guy’s desire to be patriotic, I doubt that the association told him that. It’s is common COA policy that nothing can be draped or displayed off a balcony, American flag or otherwise. It opens the door to other stuff being hung on the balconies, Mexican Flag, Marijuana Nation flags, Nazi Flags, etc. Heck, some communities even get on you if you leave towels draped on the rail to dry too long! It detracts from the uniform look of the complex. I may give a pass on this for the week of the 4th, similar to X-mas lights, but that’s it

  • Joanne M. McGinniss

    I’m wondering. There is a wall on the balcony not facing outward. Why doesn’t he hang it there and not on the railing. That way it could be viewed, maybe not from every angle, but by most everyone. Wouldn’t it then be on HIS balcony that he is renting?

  • Magpie

    The only thing I would ask that he change is that he is flying it incorrectly. When not hung from a flagpole, it should have the stripes vertical with the blue star field on the left. Fly it right or don’t fly it. Show some flippin’ respect for flag code!

  • thedogwalker

    Let them be offended and afraid!

  • http://www.whitehouse.gov/ TOTUS

    He should double down like the libs do, and get a bigger flag.

  • Scruitol

    If the American flag offends anyone they are free to leave and don’t let the door hit your rear end on the way out!

  • RedMeatState

    Interesting because the muslim community is a threat to everybody else.

  • Nadia Tur

    I’m an immigrant too,but I’m so proud to hung an American flag,why? Because America gave me a chance to live a better life. People are so ungrateful. They came from poor countries and America gave them everything – food, place to live, a lot of benefits such as free health insurance. After all, they have an opportunity to live in the rich, safe country, and now they’re complaining about an American flag? Why don’t they go back to their counties, where no one would pay attention to what they want or don’t want? 

  • Kimarie Freeman

    Back in the late 1990’s during fourth of July week; My Guyanese-Indian landlord; and his family were offended that I hung my American flag on my porch railing’s flag holder. They took it off and threw it on the floor in my hallway. The South Plainfield NJ police officers ordered them never to touch my flag ever again. My great-grandmother escaped Russia when she was 18. She proudly kept a Military-
    size American flag flying in her front yard until her death at about 100.

  • Jennaveve

    As a girlfriend of a veteran if anyone should tell me to take down my US flag, I would tell them to take it up with the hundreds of thousands of US Soldiers died to defend that flag from scum who would defile it. And then also tell them to take it up with my Veteran Boyfriend who has a severe back problem while serving this great nation. Then maybe then they would be humbled by this.

  • John Reed

    Well if to the Muslim community the American flag is a threat then the Mexican community should also take down their flags because their flag could be a threat to the American community. That should go for any other person who displays their country flag as well as it is a threat to us Americans,

  • Edward Barrington

    who gives a flying crap if it offends them this is America its our flag and or soldiers defend our rights to fly it high and say what we want ! dont like it get out and someone should fire that manager

  • steve

    They can bite my A$$

  • John Denton

    If the Muslims put a flag up from their home country will the management be just as worried about offending someone and make them take it down

  • Mudpie

    I stand with you Mr. Tran. Semper Fi.

  • Anonymous
  • Mike

    You Bet It Is: They’re right, too – do da words Decatur, and the shores of Tripoli mean anything to ya, cupcake. THEY know they’ve been prosecuting unholy jihad against the Dar al Harb, elfboy – do when are YOU going to figure it out?

  • Anonymous

    When are we going to stop tiptoeing around and kowtowing to these people? I for one don’t give a rat’s behind if a muslim would feel “threatened” by my American flag. If they don’t like it, they should go back to their own country or one more to their liking. I hope this man does not give into this nonsense.

  • landofaahs

    It’s time to believe the muslims when they ay the American flag is offensive to them., The flag stands for individual liberty and that is antithetical to islam. They are blind dogs in a meat house. What they don’t eat they crap on.

  • fire lion

    Ground Zero Mosque, you hypocrites. You bullied muslims from creating a community center because some other muslims did something.

    You started this. You made it ok to discriminate based on someone elses actions.

  • Todd Addison

    This type of thing is happening all across America. In Wyoming at the university the student government wouldnt let a member back from afghanistan say pledge of allegiance at begining of meeting saying it would be wrong for two international student members. They did say that it could be changed with a vote but right now its not in their bylaws. Why didnt they lead with that instead of bringing up being wrong because of international students. They are here getting educated at an American university so who cares if they are offended, they will go back to their own country anyway. These people are in student government how many will carry on to the next levels in future. Its just going to continue with bad po,itics and losing more of our rights. Todd Addison, Wyoming

  • KING FRIDAY the XIII

    Remove the American flag because this is no longer America. It has nothing to do with people being offended.

  • JWells

    I see English is your second language, ho!

  • Diane

    The person posting is really a guy, not that it really matters. And my guess is that the “guest” who replied to you is the same guy. Again, not that it matters, but it’s how the scam works…..