Nev. town to fine for foreign flags

16 11 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger

We the people have had enough of waiting for the federal government to do its job…

From Usa Today:

The Nevada town of Pahrump is taking a stand not just against illegal immigrants but flags they may bring with them.

The elected town board in the remote Mojave Desert community voted 3-2 on Tuesday to enact an ordinance making it illegal to fly a foreign nation’s flag by itself.

Flying another country’s flag, whether it is a British Union Jack or the flag of Mexico, is punishable by a $50 fine and 30 hours’ community service, unless it is flown below an American flag.

“Old Glory is sovereign,” says Paul Willis, a retired carpenter and board member. “You can’t fly any other nation’s flag higher than the American flag.”

The American Civil Liberties Union says the flag restriction violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech.

“There’s no doubt about it,” says Lisa Rasmussen, a board member of the Nevada ACLU. “People have a right, as much as we don’t like it, to fly … any flag they wish.”

Pahrump is a rural fast-growing town of 33,000 about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. It is part of sprawling Nye County, home of the closest legal brothels to Las Vegas.

The law passed as part of a package of measures that also declared English the official language of Pahrump and denies town benefits to illegal immigrants.

“We don’t have any” benefits, town manager David Richards says. “If we ever have any, they’ll be denied to illegal immigrants.”

Supporters say the law is a stand on principle and doubts anyone will be arrested for violating it.

I hope that anti-illegal alien ordinances spread lik wild fire accross the country.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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