(Info only: the Stars & Bars is the 1st National whereas the one on the state grounds is the Battle Flag. BT)
Food for thought:
The threatened and/or actual presence of determined, armed pro-freedom actors in the same immediate area as government troops causes predictable de-escalation by the government forces.
While saying no is admirable, the word has to be backed up with action. Otherwise “no” is just uttered all the way to and over the ledge.
For example, first they had the Stars and Bars taken down from atop the capitol building and moved to a flag pole on the capitol grounds. People said no, but it was moved anyway. Now, it has to be removed from the grounds entirely. There are people saying no, but it will be taken down. Count on it.
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