Oregon Apartment Complex Bans Flying the American Flag

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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.

A similar stipulation was in my lease: no flags.

I asked about it, and the landlord insisted upon it. He also insisted I hire a professional carpet cleaner when I moved, but that is probably unrelated. :o

My only comment to that is if you don’t want us flying the American flag on American soil than leave the country.

This is like telling a Christian they can not have Bibles in their own churches, it’s insane.

Isn’t Oregon part of the U.S.?Is it peopled with (fill in the blank,I don’t want to get banned)?

I can sort of understand the ban for buildings…similar to bans on satellite dishes, antennae, etc…even though I don’t agree with it. I’m sure that would be a general ban on flags - rainbow flags, Mexican flags, world peace flags, etc. But, I don’t get the extension to vehicles, including stickers(?). That is strange.

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