In response to Susan Goodrich’s letter regarding the vulgar flag displayed in her neighborhood. We live near a family who has this same vulgar flag hanging on a pole in their front yard along with a black American flag.
This family has three school aged children who live there, and this flag is flying less than 50 yards from a school bus stop. This is on a heavily traveled state road and the school buses pass by several times a day.
The Richland Township manager and local police were made aware of the flags and the same response was given: “This is within their First Amendment Rights” and nothing can be done about it. I wonder if this same response would be given if this vulgar flag was seen flying in the parking lot at your local Wal-Mart or grocery store? Does freedom of speech apply there?