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Camping World CEO Refuses To Remove Gigantic American Flag, Says He’d Rather ‘Go To Jail’ Than Take It Down

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Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, recently stated that he’d rather be tossed behind bars than to remove the enormous American flag that flies high and proud outside of his RV store in North Carolina.

Back in May, Lemonis said he would not be taking the 40-foot by 80-foot banner, despite the lawsuit filed by Statesville, North Carolina, and accumulating a rather hefty amount of fines for flying the flag.

Here’s more from TheBlaze:

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During a Monday interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Lemonis insisted that he would not be pulling down the flag anytime soon.

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“The ordinance doesn’t matter to me,” he told MacCallum. “If you look at the North Carolina statute, it says as long as it’s not impairing someone’s health and well-being, it’s not a big deal.”

Lemonis also revealed that local lawmakers told him that the flag could be dangerous because of its size and its close proximity to the interstate.

“They made the claim it could cause an accident on the freeway because it was too distracting — it was too beautiful,” he added.

“There’s no question that I violated that ordinance,” he admitted. “When veterans show up at the stores for the flag-raisings, and when they come on Saturdays and do their veteran rides, they will weep at the bottom of the flagpole. That’s the conviction that I need to say it’s just not going to come down.”

“I would rather to go jail,” Lemonis declared. “The city of Statesville filed a lawsuit about two months ago. If I don’t take it down, I will be in violation of the court order.”

Lemonis is absolutely right. This is about more than just being a rebellious citizen. It’s about the right a man has to fly the flag of the country he’s proud of without the government stepping in and ordering him around.

People need to take responsibility for themselves and learn how to drive safely and ignore things they may see on the side of the road. How many billboards are posted along roads that are well done and could be considered distracting?

Yet, strangely, these billboards are still up. Maybe it’s because folks stand to make a substantial amount of money from advertising by allowing these banners to stay up.

This is government trying to play nanny again. Good on Lemonis for standing up for what he believes in and refusing to allow big government intrusion to ruin his patriotism.

 

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Mitch McConnell Blasts AOC’s Claim He Is ‘Complicit In Advancing Racism’

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Has anyone else noticed how hostile Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become as of late? It seems she’s moved beyond just spewing pure idiocy and has decided to beef it up with a little bitterness. One of her most recent comments was against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who she claims is complicit in advancing racism. Because when all else fails, just toss out the “R-word.” Well, McConnell decided to strike back at such a claim and totally shutdown AOC. Here’s more from The Daily Wire: “I think it’s time to lore the rhetoric related to that subject all across America — everyone knows that’s nonsense,” McConnell replied to Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo when addressed with the accusation. “I was there when Martin Luther King gave that ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. I was there as an observer when President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act,” McConnell continued. “Look, I’ve got nothing to apologize [for] on this front. We ought to tone rhetoric down across the country. Throwing around words like racism, routinely applying it to almost everything — let’s talk about the issues.” McConnell’s response came two days after Ocasio-Cortez criticized him for not speaking out against President Donald Trump’s earlier remark that members of the so-called “Squad” should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” The Squad, consisting of Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, addressed the heated exchange Monday, and further attacked Trump on a variety of fronts, claiming that he was promulgating a white nationalist agenda and “allowing millions of Americans to die from lack of health insurance.” “[The Squad] wants to take America into a socialist country — I think it’s important to remember that you don’t need…

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Berkeley Changing Name For City’s ‘Manholes’ To ‘Maintenance Holes.’ The Reason Why Is Ridiculous

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The city of Berkely, California has decided to change the name of the city’s “manholes” to “maintenance holes” as part of an effort to remove gendered language from the city’s legal code so they can be more “inclusive.” Folks, the insanity that left-wing progressivism ultimately leads to and why we must fight hard to stop it. via Daily Wire: NBC News reported that on Tuesday, the city council adopted a first reading of a new ordinance which removes “gender preference language” from Berkeley’s municipal code. NBC also reported that city council member Rigel Robinson, the youngest member of the council, orchestrated the new ordinance. “It is Berkeley being Berkeley, and what that means is it’s Berkeley being inclusive,” Robinson told the outlet’s bay-area affiliate. “A male-centric municipal code doesn’t reflect the reality of the city of Berkeley.” The full list of changed words is reminiscent of the decades-old move to change words that typically end in “-man” to ending with “-person,” such as “salesperson” instead of “salesman.” But the Berkeley list goes further, changing words in a way that would make a Gender Studies professor proud. Instead of “manhole,” city code must now say “maintenance hole.” Instead of “brother” or “sister,” city code must now say “sibling.” Instead of “manpower,” city code must now say either “human effort” or “workforce.” The term “manmade” is also getting scrubbed. It is to be replaced with “human-made” or “artificial,” or “manufactured.” Yeah, we’re just as surprised as you about the inclusion of “MANufactured,” but apparently it’s allowed. The word “master” is now replaced “captain,” “skipper,” or “pilot.” Yes, this is totally for real. This isn’t just another prank article or satire. These folks are legitimately this crazy. Political correctness is destroying America, ravaging freedom of speech, one of the most important, foundational truths…

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