Virginia is run by virtue-signaling morons.
Their purpose is clear: They want to kowtow to the lawless elements in society.
From paroling murderers to applauding massive protests during lockdowns, the Northam administration has shown little interest in law and order and less in protecting public property.
On Friday these government knob turners ordered an American flag removed from a state construction site for fear that rioters would be triggered by the sight of the stars and stripes.
Seems Northam’s factotums caught sight of a large American flag flying from the crane on a building project near the Capitol and panicked. These Democrats knew one thing: That flag had to go.
Screw Independence Day. Who wants to upset the local criminals?
Here’s how The Hill reported on Richmond’s ship of fools:
“Over the past month we’ve seen buildings and structures around Capitol Square vandalized and flags, dumpsters, a bus and other items set ablaze during demonstrations around the city,” Dena Potter, spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of General Services, said in an email Friday.
“When we saw the flag, we were concerned that it could become a target, so we told the contractor to remove it.”
The decision to take down the flag upset a subcontractor, whose fireproofing company utilized tarps to create a giant flag — nearly the size of a one-story building — as a portion of a $300 million construction project.
“Since when is this flag, on this weekend, IN THIS COUNTRY, a Target!!” wrote Eric Winston of American Coatings Corp. in a Facebook post. “Let me guess, if I had a black lives matter flag it would be ‘ok’!?”
Winston added that the flag was put up with the permission of the project’s general contractor, Gilbane Building Company. Gilbane complied with the order, and the flag was removed.
Winston disputed the request, writing that “the American Flag is a symbol of Freedom.”
Memo to Ms. Potter: If anarchists are setting flags and buses ablaze how about cracking down the THEM instead of patriots? What’s next? Will you also ban Richmond buses, so they don’t entice the people with Molotov cocktails?
Oh, one other thing. Those weren’t mere “demonstrations” in Richmond that ended in property being torched. Those were riots. Words matter.
If Ralph Northam were smart and weren’t on a permanent atonement tour for his blackface/KKK antics, he would have apologized and ordered the oversized American flag restored.
Better yet, Northam would have stood in front of Old Glory on Independence Day and dared the hooligans who have been terrorizing Richmond for the past month to touch it.
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