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Old 01-30-2020, 09:43 PM
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So I figured someone else would make the call because it's not my thing to do so but the Confederate Flag being flown over a Political Flag doesn't seem to good to me and upsets me greatly. I looked around the internet and see that the American Flag should be flown at the top. I like that. I don't really care about the Confederate Flag or Political Flag of any of the parties being flown but no American Flag? Not too good to me.

I called Community Watch and they said they have no jurisdiction over this particular issue. My question is who does or if I'm wrong let me know. This has been this way for about 2 weeks that I know of. It may have been there longer but that's when I noticed it. I have been leaving the premises on another route until this gets resolved. It's killing me and I could use a helping hand on who to call. I really don't want to call the Police because they are busy with other things but if I must I will.

What do you think? Just asking for a helping hand. Take it easy. My post is constructive.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:42 PM
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Why don't you just drop by or send them a note to point out that according to flag etiquette the US flag should be above the other flags, in case they don't know. But if they choose not to swap their flags around I don't think there is much you can do about it. I must admit that I don't understand why this would bother you so much that you won't drive by the house in question, but we are all entitled to feel however we like about whatever we like.

Good luck getting them to resolve this issue.

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Old 01-30-2020, 10:55 PM
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Nucky, I admire your passion but the first amendment of our constitution guarantees freedom of speech and expression. If the flags in question are on private property, I believe the owner is free to display them as s/he wishes, unless there are local community rules barring them.
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It is unfortunate. But just ignore it.
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It is proper etiquette to fly the American flag above other flags. Even on private property. The only time the American flag is not flown higher than other flags, is when it is with flags of other countries. Then they should all be the same height. I would stop and politely ask the home owner to reverse them. He might not know that he has them backwards.
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It is proper etiquette to fly the American flag above other flags. Even on private property. The only time the American flag is not flown higher than other flags, is when it is with flags of other countries. Then they should all be the same height. I would stop and politely ask the home owner to reverse them. He might not know that he has them backwards.



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P. S. That is likely not the Confederate flag anyhow. Most people don't even know that the flag you are referring to is most likely th Virginia battle flag. The Confederate flag is the Stars and Bars. Look it up.
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People today are so quick to hide their way of not being able to handle something by saying, " it offends me". Yet, you want people to see things your way. A lot of people are proud of this country and believe the men that fought for the confederacy did so because they were mad at the way the US Government was running the Country. Not about Slavery. They stood and fought behind that flag as the Confederacy and what they believed in. That's kind of where we are today in a lot of peoples minds. It is called Freedom of expression. Fighting for the 1st and 2nd amendments.
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Read the post. It said “no American flag”.
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Ok I’m confused! Is it the Confederate flag that aggravates or offends you so much? If that’s the situation man up and say so. If the Confederate flag is flying above a political banner why would you care? There is NO flag etiquette for that situation.
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if, as the op posted, someone's flying a confederate ( battle flag presumably ) above a political ( undefined ) flag, why mention the u s flag ? irrelevant - the u s flag ( & attendant etiquette ), under which i also served, is not his comment / question
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A number of posts were deleted as off topic or directed at others.

The topic is the rules and etiquette for flying flags in The Villages.

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After all the discussion about what the confederate flag stands for or the guessing the intent...it is not known whether the person is violating flag etiquette in error or making a statement?

Being neighborly curious, one could ask why they chose to fly the flag they way the have.
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Why don't you just drop by or send them a note to point out that according to flag etiquette the US flag should be above the other flags, in case they don't know. But if they choose not to swap their flags around I don't think there is much you can do about it. I must admit that I don't understand why this would bother you so much that you won't drive by the house in question, but we are all entitled to feel however we like about whatever we like.

Good luck getting them to resolve this issue.

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On a different issue or conflict and if they were my neighbor I would talk about it with them if I saw them outside. Knock on the door?? Not even a remote chance. I do understand your idea and 20 years ago maybe it would have worked for me but as of today that idea is a no go. I could ask you to go for me but I don't want to be disrespectful as you don't deserve that. Disrespect is what made me post in the first place but it wasn't the disrespect of a person it was the disrespect of The AMERICAN FLAG.

I don't want to stop someone from flying the other flags that are there now but the way I understand it THE AMERICAN FLAG is flown in the top position. My main QUESTION was who do I contact to have this corrected if in fact it is wrong. It seems wrong but I'm looking for help from someone who is in the know and confirmation that the AMERICAN FLAG should be present.

One of the replies I got so far the wildest one by far was was move back north. After reading my original post thats your answer? Are you the person with the flags I'm talking about? I did mention I was looking for guidance and was being constructive. I'm not trying to change anybody's feelings or view about the flags that are there now. What they think about those flags is not my business. The Flag that's missing is our business.

If the answer is that the flag configuration I mentioned is fine I guess I have to accept it. If someone know who to call please let me know.
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P. S. That is likely not the Confederate flag anyhow. Most people don't even know that the flag you are referring to is most likely th Virginia battle flag. The Confederate flag is the Stars and Bars. Look it up.
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