Huge government doesn’t work – and the present proof we have today is an expansive group of annoyed nationalists.
Conservatives have quite a while ago trusted one thing about over-regulation – regardless of how well meant it is, there’s constantly unintended results. Also, it’s those outcomes that regularly wind up more noticeable out of line, or costly, or outright stupid.
What’s more, now, because of a those kind of laws, Americans can never again respect the fallen at Arlington Cemetery with an American flag.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. No American flags at Arlington.
The Conservative Tribune reports:
But family members, friends and other visitors who may want to pay their respects at the cemetery have been forbidden by law from carrying one particular patriotic item with them — an American flag.
Under 38 U.S. Code § 2413, anyone displaying “any placard, banner, flag or similar device” at Arlington or other burial grounds run by the National Cemetery Administration without special pre-approval will be subject to a penalty of fines or up to a year in prison.
The reason why such a crazy law was sanctioned in any case?
You’ve most likely known about it – Westboro Baptist Church. The same folks who appear to protest the funerals of American fighters, and cheer when they perish. Those guys.
The Washington Post explains:
Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Arlington burials with posters chiding mourners with messages such as “Thank God for dead soldiers.” They picketed military funerals, claiming that combat deaths represented God’s anger for the country’s tolerance of homosexuality.
In response, [Republican Mike Rogers] helped write the ‘Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act,’ a bill that made it illegal to protest funerals held at Arlington Cemetery.
Be that as it may, in case you’re taking a part of a memorial service, and you can’t respect fallen confidants with an American banner? At that point we may have an issue. It’s a little imperfection, some might say, but details make the art!
In the end we can all agree, this laws needs to be changed.