New Jersey Democrats Outrage Residents By Eliminating U.S. Flags Put Up After 9/11


The State of New Jersey has outraged residents by taking down the U.S. flags put up on the state’s bridges after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

Isn’t that just like a bunch of Democrats? Cancelling the U.S. flag, and just before an election, too!

Why do Democrats hate the American flag so much?

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The flags have been up for nearly 20 years after the attacks on our nation by radical Islamist terrorists.

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But while radical Islamists could not destroy the American flag, it looks like New Jersey’s Democrats are.

On its Facebook page, the New Jersey Turnpike tried to explain that it really loves the American flag… even though it is eliminating them, The Blaze reported.

“The New Jersey Turnpike Authority appreciates and applauds patriotism. We try to express patriotism ourselves every day by maintaining dozens of American flags at properties in our right of way — office buildings, toll plazas, service areas, maintenance facilities, State Police buildings, warehouses,” the statement read.

“Those flags are treated with the utmost respect by Turnpike Authority personnel. They are flown on suitable staffs. They are illuminated at night. They are lowered to half-staff when the state is in mourning. They are removed, properly destroyed, and promptly replaced when they become faded or worn and are no longer suitable symbols of our national ideals,” it continued.

“The long-standing policy of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority has been to prohibit the display of any flags, signs, or banners by private parties on Turnpike Authority property. While we appreciate the desire of some New Jersey residents to express their patriotism in these turbulent times by displaying flags on Turnpike and Parkway overpasses, Turnpike Authority regulations do not allow it, and for good reason,” the statement said.

“While we hope that everyone who wants to display the American flag finds a suitable location to do so, we believe that limiting the flags displayed on Turnpike Authority property to ones hung and maintained by Turnpike Authority staff is the best way to assure that all flags in the Turnpike and Parkway right of way are treated with the respect they deserve,” the statement concluded.

But the residents are not pleased. To them, the turnpike authority are un-patriotic. And they are going to put the flags right back.

A group of residents started a Facebook page to announce their intentions.

“With the full support of Mayor Dave Fried, we plan to re-hang the American flags on the overpasses throughout Robbinsville Township,” read the page.

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