YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT TO KNOW THAT FLYING A NAZI FLAG IS PROTECTED AS FREE SPEECH
All you have to do is read this blog to know that under the First Amendment, the government cannot prohibit the exhibition of Nazi symbols. It’s really pretty simple, and well settled law. So it’s inexplicable to me why a New York TV station would think that they have to go to “experts” to say that someone flying a Nazi flag “is protected because the flag is on private property.” Maybe it’s not that inexplicable, however, in light of the fact that, according to the same item, “More than 400 people have signed a petition asking town officials to do something about the Nazi flag.” What do they think the town officials can do about it? Order the person displaying it to take it down because it’s offensive? Tell that to Supreme Court, who just last year said that the government couldn’t prevent The Slants from trademarking their name, even though many people find the name offensive.
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