New Jersey Town Considers Ban on Flying US Flag

A New Jersey town is considering a ban on signs and banners including American flags.
MyFOXNY reported:

The Hudson County town of West New York is considering a widespread sign regulation that could include banning American flags from being flown.

The Board of Commissioners have a draft ordinance for “General Sign Regulations”.

Among the prohibited signs under the proposal would be “Flags, banners and pennants.”

This has opponents upset.

“What if I want to hang the American Flag? I can’t,” Frank Ferriero told politickerNJ. “Man, that’s un-American.”

The proposed ordinance was first read at a meeting on Wednesday. The final vote on the proposal will be held on Feb. 20 at a 7 p.m. meeting at the municipal building.

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  • Joe Blow

    That is what living on the East coast does for you.

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  • Sam Stone

    The “fundamental transformation of the United States of America” is spreading and half way there.

    How soon before we need a license to exercise our 1st Amendment rights?

  • Lim Lynn

    Is Socialist Democrat Commie creating more rules and red tapes regulation to prevent patriotism shown when flying America Flag?

  • 18Delta

    Every time I see or hear this kind of crap I just get a lump in my stomache and see my country slip away a little more. I think of those U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima who planted our flag on Mt. Suribachi at such a cost, and what it meant to every fighting man on that island to see it raised. I wonder if our great vets of that nightmare are now questioning their sacrifice for our ensured freedom. That flag stands for every soldier, sailor airman or marine that has fought for our freedom and so many just don’t care anymore. Those who don’t care or don’t understand the sacrifices that have been made on their behalf do not deserve the rights that have been secured for them. Whats happening in this country is disgusting and an affront to our heritage.

  • Finncrisp

    There was a study that seeing the American flag produced a more conservative bent that persisted for some time. Banning a display of our country’s flag would caudse us all to feel a little “displaced”, which is the whole idea. Destroy our sense of being part of something bigger than us and our interests.

    Maybe we do need to gather up all the marxists and put them in a geographic area so they can “collectively” enjoy the nothingness they so richly deserve.

  • gary@

    Anyone who goes along with banning the American flag should be sent packing from this country.You are not welcome in America.You are a communist POS.When we can no longer fly our flag,America will be DEAD.How about these people be put in a consentration camp for 4 or 5 yr’s. Let us see if they want to come back to a free country.Then tell them HELL NO. Commies not welcome.Stay the hell out.

  • Valerie

    There has to be more to this. Perhaps somebody is flying some sort of banner or flag that is a nuisance. If we knew what it is that started this, we might be a bit more sympathetic.

  • Lim Lynn
    Campaign Cockroach Cops vs 2nd Amendment Bill of Rights.

  • No Sympathy Val…

    Valerie seriously??….Sympathy??…Normally, OK … But not in this case … This is AMERICA … The United States of … Flying the American Flag should be allowed anywhere in the Great 48 and Alaska and Hawaii ANYTIME you want … There is no excuse

    And before you even think it, no I am not racist against anybody or anything, anyone from any Country can live here but yes, they should be forced to learn English … Sorry but this is OUR Country, we were here first … You wanna come over and live and make Millions that’s fine but do NOT expect us to learn Spanish, French, Japanese, Hindu/Indian or any other #@$D@&% Language … It’s not right

    And I don’t even go to Church so I am not some right or left wing wackjob but not being allowed to say the Pledge of Allegiance anymore in School?? … We’re going too far bending over Backwards being all “PC” and catering to visitors instead of own people … It’s sickening … They would be IDIOTS if they voted this in in that town

  • More Minty

    This is a proposal regulating commercial advertisements. A cursory reading makes that very clear to anyone. It has nothing to do with the US flag.

  • NJ Mike

    West New York is a hotbed of support for our US Senator, Menendez.
    Give you an idea of the population there.
    Democrats Delenda East.

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  • http://! l.barney

    My family and three others have our flag out all year round except for Christmas. My mom puts a snowman or santa flag up during that time.

    Thank God I don’t live in NJ! What’s WRONG with these people?!

  • http://GatewayPundit Trestmans Bad Karma

    Rumor is they are going to take the flags down and replace them all with several pairs of Chris Christies underwear, but they are having a problem because the undies are so large that they scrape the ground at full mast……

  • shadow

    There has to be more to this. Perhaps somebody is flying some sort of banner or flag that is a nuisance. If we knew what it is that started this, we might be a bit more sympathetic.

    Thank you for resisting the knee-jerk reaction that seems to prevail on the internet. This is regulating commercial signage, though it does seem a little over the top, particularly the part about,”Signs that are displayed in such a manner as to be hazardous to traffic or disturb occupants of any other building.

    § 338-19. Prohibited signs.
    The signs listed below are prohibited anywhere in the Town of West New York: A. Flashing, moving, animated, digital (except time or temperature), or fluttering
    signs and signs that emit smoke, visible vapors or particles, sound or odor.
    B. Signs affixed to the exterior of a window or glass
    C. Signs of such design and location that they interfere with, compete for attention
    with or may be mistaken for a traffic signal
    D. Freestanding or projecting signs within an area bounded by the intersection of the
    right-of-way of two or more streets and located within 30 feet from such intersection
    along the rights-of-way of such streets, except informational signs erected by a governmental body.
    E. Exterior signs containing excessive product or service advertising or trade names.
    F. Flags, banners and pennants.
    G. Billboards
    H. Signs that are displayed in such a manner as to be hazardous to traffic or disturb occupants of any other building.
    I. Neon signs framing windows.
    J. Signs attached to or incorporated onto a light pole
    K. Window and door signs that exceed 15% of the glass area and temporary window and door signs that exceed 10% of the glass area.
    L. Signs erected or located on, within or over any public right-of-way, unless specifically permitted herein.
    M. Except as otherwise permitted in this chapter, signs which are not accessory to a use located on the premises
    N. Highly reflective glass or fluorescent paint in red, green or amber.
    O. Any sign erected, constructed, or maintained on or above the roof of a building.
    P. Internally lit “can” or cabinet signs with transparent backgrounds.
    Q. Portable signs.
    R. Bench signs.
    S. Inflatable signs.

  • http://GatewayPundit Trestmans Bad Karma

    #11 … Minty…Hey are you the actor who played the Feral Child in Mad Max Road Warriors, his name was Minty also…Tell us do you still look the same or have you been hit in the head by that Boom a Rang a few to many times…..

  • Flintstone F.

    I would not comply with any ordinance telling me I couldn’t fly the American flag.

    But this particular case is vague. No mention that the American flag is banned. Just a person questioning if it includes a ban on the American flag.

    I need more information.

  • Flintstone F.

    And then shadow highlights the part where the leftists usually hang their agenda, in more vague words.

  • Patty

    Just another bunch of Communists. Pleas Leave America!!!