Blue Blooded American Businessman Fights Anti-Flag Leftists, Gets Hit With A Massive Fine
The City of Statesville, North Carolina has slapped an RV dealership with multiple fines reaching an outrageous total and growing.
All because the dealership refuses to take down an American flag. The CEO says he refuses to pack down and that this is ‘personal to him’ siting that his family immigrated to this country and he is proud to be here.
Camping World posted a message to its Facebook page on Saturday saying the city has filed an injunction against Camping World, fining the company $50 per day going back to Oct. 15, 2018. That totals nearly $11,000.
The company said it flies the 40-by-80-foot flag outside of its Gander RV location as a way of paying tribute to the country’s military veterans. The city had compromised last year by allowing an exemption for a larger flag than what city ordinance permits, but not the size that Camping World was seeking.
The company chose to fly the flag anyway and Camping World’s CEO has pushed for a change of the ordinance.
An online petition has also been started at Change.org in support of the company keeping the flag flying. As of Monday morning, more than 7,900 people had signed the petition.
The city’s lawsuit claims a flag within 100 feet of a highway cannot be larger than 25 by 40 feet.
The company’s CEO told Channel 9 similar flags are up at more than 200 stores across the country, including several cities in North Carolina, none of which have had any problems with them.
“I don’t care if it goes to $500 a day. It’s not coming down,” Marcus Lemonis, CEO and chairman of Camping World and Gander RV, said.
Lemonis said it’s personal to him.
“My family has been car dealers, had been car dealers since the 1960s, and our key trademark was always flying our flag in our dealership in South Florida,” he said. “My family is largely immigrants of the country.”
Camping world’s message on their Facebook page in full:
“The City of Statesville, North Carolina has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to require Gander RV in Statesville, NC to take down their American Flag. They are imposing a $50/day fine retroactive to 10/15/18.
Many cities like Statesville have requested that Camping World and Gander Outdoors take down their American Flags. WE WON’T DO IT! Stand with us.
This is about more than just the flag. This is about our Veterans, Military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will NOT take it down! Sign the petition – http://chng.it/9NstTr8nCS.
#americanflag #veterans #usa #freedom“
How sad is it that so many people have faced scrutiny for displaying patriotism by flying the American flag? This is still America, right? Democrats haven’t turned us into Venezuela 2.0, yet so what person in their right mind would enforce such a law?
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