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Couple Claims They Were Forced To Take Down Betsy Ross Flag; The Reason Will Make Your Blood Boil

This is maddening.

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What is our nation coming to when just flying your own flag, a symbol of what we stand for as a country — liberty, prosperity, the pursuit of happiness — is labeled a symbol of hate?

This has become a common thought among the left in America, with more and more folks burning the flag, spitting on it, and trashing it and the principles we stand for.

What’s worse is that doing this is equal to spitting in the faces of all those who shed blood for this flag and for our great nation in generations past.

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A recent example of this comes to us from Utah, where a couple, Randolf and Diana Scott, claim a soccer stadium threatened to eject them from the stadium if they didn’t put away their Betsy Ross American flag.

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via TheBlaze:

Stadium officials, according to the couple, were less than pleased with the flag and demanded they put it away or be made to leave the stadium. The staff insisted that the flag was a “symbol for hate groups,” and had been the subject of myriad complaints from fellow fans.

The Scotts, who are season ticket holders, regularly dress up with patriotic-themed garb and hairstyles, and typically wave American flags at the events.

Randolf told KSTU-TV that his wife had purchased the Betsy Ross flag because his old flag was falling apart.

“Diana bought it for me, actually, because my other flag was kind of old and falling apart,” he explained.

Diana said, “They kept telling us if he wasn’t going to take the flag down, we were going to be rejected from the game.”

The Scotts said they initially refused to take it down, but eventually decided to comply with the rule so as to not be ejected from the game.

Randolf stated that a staff member asked him what the purpose of the flag was, to which he replied that he and his wife love America.

“When people see me or Diana with this flag, I hope they can understand that it’s about the freedoms we have here in America. The legacy that America has,” Randolf said.

Here’s what the Real Salt Lake soccer club had to say about the incident:

“At Real Salt Lake, it is our mission to unify our community through soccer and we promote inclusion, diversity and acceptance. It is important that everyone in the community not only feel welcome at our stadiums, but appreciated, respected and valued. Rio Tinto Stadium is reflective of that on match day and we encourage a unifying and welcoming environment to all fans at all of our RSL and Utah Royals FC matches.”

“To be permitted to bring a flag into any of our stadiums is a privilege,” the statement continued. “Recently, and very controversially as well as surprising to us, the Colonial flag has been adopted as a symbol for hate groups. Any controversial flags or other similar banners or signs with symbols of hatred, divisiveness and/or intolerance whether intentional or otherwise will not be permitted in our stadiums. Period.”

Sigh.

Can you believe it? The American flag, a symbol of liberty and freedom recognized all over the world, has become a topic of controversy. It’s truly tragic.

Granted, this is an old flag, but it stands for the same principles our current one stands for, so it’s all the same. In the end, this flag is not racist in the slightest. Nor does it represent oppression. Quite the opposite, actually.

I certainly hope a time comes in the near future when it is en vogue to be patriotic again. Even if it doesn’t, we all need to keep being faithful to our beliefs, especially the one that says America is the greatest country on earth.

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Social Media Giant Permanently Banishes Pro-Life News Outlet

So much for free speech.

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Our nation appears destined to fall into the clutches of a technological oligarchy, headed by the likes of Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, and there is very little that can be done about it. These two men, who run Twitter and Facebook, respectively, have been ruling their public forums with an iron fist, hiding behind the concept that their private status is a workaround for the First Amendment.  Their gargantuan reach and influence has made it possible for them to act with impunity, steering the narrative on any number of subjects, from Donald Trump to the wonder of maternity. The latest affront to free speech comes to us from Facebook, where a pro-life news organization has been completely banished. Facebook permanently banned LifeSiteNews, a popular pro-life news outlet, for publishing “false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm.” As justification for unpublishing LifeSiteNews, Facebook cited an article posted on April 10, 2021, titled “COVID vaccines can be deadly for some.” Facebook said they erase Facebook pages that publish “vaccine discouraging information on the platform.” The site’s staff was livid. “This all comes down to another case of Big Tech silencing free speech on their platform,” said LifeSiteNews Marketing Director Rebekah Roberts. “Facebook has been silencing any voice that goes against their beliefs and agenda,” Roberts said. “Our LifeSiteNews Facebook page has been removed simply because we have shared reports of doctors, nurses, expert researchers, and even the former Pfizer VP speaking out against the COVID shots.” This is just the latest in a long line of Orwellian moves by these social media mavens, and may in fact be just another harbinger of something far more sinister to come.

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CDC Readies Cruises, Complete with Human Guinea Pigs

Fingers crossed!

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As the world prepares for its grand reopening, there are a number of high value industries that are eagerly awaiting permission from medical authorities to resume operations. First and foremost, there are the service industries:  Places like restaurants, bars, music venues, and sports arenas whose entire livelihood depends on whether or not people are being allowed to gather in public.  While many of these venues are now beginning to ramp up their capacity, there are issues bringing some of these workers back into the fold thanks to the enhanced unemployment benefits provided by the federal government. And then there’s the tourism industry, whose regulatory structure is far more susceptible to interference by government agencies. Now, after over a year of stagnation, it appears as though at least one facet of this wide-ranging corporate amalgam will be given a chance to sail on. Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday for the trial runs. The CDC action is a step toward resuming cruises in U.S. waters, possibly by July, for the first time since March 2020. A spokeswoman for the cruise industry’s trade group said the group was reviewing the CDC instructions. So, how will this work? Each practice cruise — they’ll run two to seven days — must have enough passengers to meet at least 10% of the ship’s capacity. Volunteers must be 18 or older and either fully vaccinated or free of medical conditions that would put them at high risk for severe COVID-19. The ship operator must tell passengers that they are simulating untested safety measures “and that sailing during a pandemic is an inherently risky activity,” the…

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