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Monday, October 30, 2006

Vandals Destroy Patriotic Display

Over the weekend, someone spray-painted obscene symbols and insults against President Bush on the white stripes of the flag. WCAX News

And more from
Capital 9 News:

    Susan Hoffman owns Wit's End Giftique in Clifton Park. In honor of our troops serving overseas, she displays a mammoth American flag, 20 by 40 feet, on the west wall of her building which faces the heavily-traveled Northway. Sometime over the weekend, the flag was vandalized.

    Hoffman said,
    "It disgusts me. It absolutely disgusts me. It's outrageous that someone would do this to our flag. We have men and women fighting to defend our flag and then some person does this."

    Hoffman understands that everyone has his own political views, but she said desecrating the flag is inexcusable.

And from the same Capital 9 News story:

    The desecration didn't stop at Wit's End. Just down the road in Halfmoon at the American Legion, another phallic symbol was painted in the same green paint on a fence behind the legion's war memorial.

    Former Mohawk Post Commander Robert Dyer said, "It's a memorial to deceased veterans. What happened at Wit's End is even worse. It's desecration of the American Flag. I feel that the politicians who don't favor protecting our flag are dead wrong."

I couldn't agree more with Ms. Hoffman and Mr. Dyer. Vandalism is bad enough, but when it appears to happen due to nothing more than differences of political philosophy, it's sick and depraved. An action that, committed by the Left, does not surprise me.

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