Another act of hate for this country is on display in a small New York town when an American flag mural sponsored by patriotic members of the community was defaced by anti-Americans.
A few weeks ago, we here at Godfather Politics reported about a New Paltz, New York, pizza shop that wanted to paint an American flag mural on a blank exterior wall. But the shop owner met unexpected resistance when some complained that it would be a bad idea to “force” children at a nearby school to “see the flag every day.” As if seeing the U.S. flag was a bad thing.
As fox News reported on October 23:
Maria Lisante… didn’t expect any pushback. But some in the community were offended by the idea because the mural is across from a middle school and would force the kids to look at the American flag, which they call a symbol of hatred and oppression.
But as some were attacking the pizza shop owner for her plans, others rallied to her side and soon a rally was organized for patriotic members of the community to show support for the U.S. flag and the creation of the mural.
Lisante’s friend Joey Garcia, a New York state corrections officer and Army National Guard veteran, organized an “American flag appreciation walk” to rally the community together and show their support for the flag, military, law enforcement, and the country.
“To me the flag represents many things: freedom, compassion, strength, and pride to name a few. In my opinion, we live in the greatest country on earth,” Garcia told Fox News. “But lately our Flag seems like it’s under attack. People today speak out against our flag and country so much and want to only point out what they feel is wrong with it. I understand and respect their right to their opinions, but I feel like those of us who do not feel that way have a voice too and deserve to be heard.”
With the rally and a subsequent GoFundMe page, Lisante was able to raise the money for the flag mural and had it painted on her wall.
But now, the America-haters who opposed the mural have struck back and vandalized the painting.
According to Fox News, the flag mural was defaced on Monday.
Joey Garcia, a New York state corrections officer and Army National Guard veteran who organized the rally to support the flag, told Fox News he believes the perpetrator is not only disrespecting the flag but the military and country as well.
“I’m saddened and disappointed,” said Garcia. “It’s one thing to disagree with something but it shouldn’t mean that…you must destroy it. I feel bad for the artist who has put so much time and effort into this painting.”
This is how liberals act. They always, always resort to violence and destruction when they don’t get their way.
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