Who needs freedom of speech anyway, especially when someone might be offended?
An Oregon apartment complex is banning its residents from flying American flags, not only from their dwellings but also their vehicles, KATU in Portland reported.
Residents’ outrage started when Jim Clausen, whose son is in the military and on his way back to Iraq, was told he couldn’t fly an American flag from the back of his motorcycle.
If he didn’t take the flag down, he was told he’d face eviction, the station reported.
“It floored me,” Clausen told the station. “I can’t believe she was saying what she was saying. It [the flag] stands for the people that can no longer stand - who died in wars. That’s why I fly the flag.”
Sharron White, a long-time resident, was told by management to take down the flag she’s flown on her car for eight years because “someone might get offended.”
“I just said to her, ‘They’ll just have to get over it,’” White told the station.
The ban also applies to flag stickers on cars, as well as sports flags.
KATU attempted to contact management at the apartment complex, but no one returned their calls.