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.Perhaps North Carolinians should exercise their freedom of speech and turn up the heat on their "betters" in Raleigh by burning the state flag at Thursday's Tea Party. Has an enterprising flag waver asked the ACLU to help with the legal fight when they exercise their freedom of speech by bringing a flag to Thursday's Tea Party?
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.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Instapundit has a link to the John Locke Foundation in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham, NC). The John Locke Foundation quotes the News and Observer: