A popular bar in Huntington Beach, California is facing off against the liberal city leaders who don’t appreciate local establishments being pro-military.
A large sign above Johnny’s Booze and Pool says, “Thank a Veteran for your Freedom.” Local veterans are thankful for the bar’s stance on the military, with one former soldier going so far as to say, “I love this place. The sign gives me the pride back that I lost … I struggled a lot when I first came back.” Sadly, someone in the neighborhood doesn’t appreciate the patriotism.
Recently, the co-owners of Johnny’s, John Marovic and Johnny Kresimir, received a letter from the city ordering them to take down the sign or face a fine of almost one thousand dollars. The owners plan to fight the city on the issue and have started a Facebook page where you can see updates and voice your support.
The whole thing has some locals wondering why any commotion is being raised at all. One patron summed it up best, “I can understand city ordinances, but it’s been up there for 10 years. I don’t understand why it’s a problem now.”
You have to wonder if situations like this seem to happen more often in California for a reason. The liberal nanny state culture that California exudes really seems to hate anything that deals with patriotism or the military. It’s just sad.
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