The usual suspects got their feelings hurt over an American flag mural.
On October 21st, 2018, a group of American patriots descended upon New Paltz, NY to show their support for the American flag, country, and heritage.
Unfortunately, they were met with people who held far different ideas. This is a collection of footage from that march, mashed together to highlight the many acts of patriotism and pride, while also shining a light on the depravity of those who oppose the basic principles of this civilization as a whole.
When Maria Lisante, the owner of La Bella Pizza Bistro in New Paltz, proposed an American flag mural on a brick wall littered with graffiti, she didn’t expect any pushback. But some in the community were offended by the idea because the mural is across from a middle school and would force the kids to look at the American flag, which they call a symbol of hatred and oppression.
Lisante’s friend Joey Garcia, a New York state corrections officer and Army National Guard veteran, organized an “American flag appreciation walk” to rally the community together and show their support for the flag, military, law enforcement, and the country.
“To me the flag represents many things: freedom, compassion, strength, and pride to name a few. In my opinion, we live in the greatest country on earth,” Garcia told Fox News. “But lately our Flag seems like it’s under attack. People today speak out against our flag and country so much and want to only point out what they feel is wrong with it. I understand and respect their right to their opinions, but I feel like those of us who do not feel that way have a voice too and deserve to be heard.” More
Those who say the American flag is a “symbol of hatred and oppression” need to get the heck out of our country and go live in Venezuela, Guatemala or Iran for a while. It’s sickening that Americans would have a need to defend our flag in our own country.
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