I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really sick and tired of reading about instances where people are banned from flying/wearing/displaying the American flag!

I’ve read about people not allowed to display the flag in their apartment window because it violates some ridiculous clause in their rental agreement.

Just last week I posted a piece about the Olive Garden not permitting the flag to be used during a meeting at one of its restaurants.

Last year some time, a little boy in Northern California had to have a bunch of motorcycle guys escort him to school because he was told he couldn’t fly the flag on his bicycle.

The lastest craziness is a hotel worker in Florida who was fired because he refused to remove his U.S. flag lapel pin.

Here’s what the hotel management said.  “… [o]ur employee handbook clearly states, ‘No other buttons, badges, pins or insignias of any kind are permitted to be worn.’ No matter an individual’s national preference, political views or religious affiliation, it is a standard regulation which ensures equality for all (employees).”

The last time I checked we’re still living in the United States of America and our freedom and nationality is represented by our flag.   If someone is offended by our flag, that’s just too damn bad.
As far as I’m concerned, the U.S. flag should be exempt from every company policy, law or regulation.  Under no circumstances, should any American citizen be forbidden to show his or her pride in this country by flying, wearing or displaying our flag.  Period.