Tea Party Flags Banned as Weapons??

April 15, 2010 at 19:47 (General Stupidity, News)

How pathetic Raleigh, NC is.

It was only a matter of time before government officials, in this case the Capitol Police in Raleigh, under pressure from the state’s Democratic machine, moved against the tea partiers. Well, it’s happened:

Organizers of a tea party event planned for Thursday at the state Capitol are unhappy they can’t carry flags on poles because of state officials’ fears that they could be used as weapons.

The prohibition applies to the American flag, North Carolina’s state flag or anything else carried on a pole more than a foot in length. Scott Hunter, chief of the State Capitol Police, said that the group will be allowed to carry tiny flags of the kind handed out at parades and Fourth of July events.

“It’s sad our country has come to this,” said Laura Long, the Apex woman who applied for the permit on behalf of Triangle Conservatives Unite.

Hunter claims that he drafted the new rules, but who suggested it? The Democratic leadership in the legislature? I wouldn’t be surprised. It would be naive to think that Hunter was just sitting in his office one day dreaming of ways to protect protesters from the as-yet-to-occur-calamity of flagpoles used as weapons.


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