Excerpted from The Blaze: I noticed something strange as I drove through Davis Monthan Air Force Base, in Tuscon, Arizona last week.
It was an American flag with rainbow stripes instead of the standard red and white stripes flying high on a two story house…on government property.
For those of you with military ties, you’ll understand the stark contrast between military and civilian life, and ultimately know duty comes before self. More specifically, it’s one of the Air Force‘s three core values that is drilled into us in Basic Military Training.
The following statement was the first of two that were sent to me by the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office:
“We are currently reviewing this issue and have taken no action at this time. We take seriously our responsibility to abide by federal law and defend the Constitutional rights of all citizens.”
Then three days later I received the final ruling:
“The installation commander carefully considered the opinions of legal professionals and the law. The display in question is not an altered U.S. flag; therefore, its display does not violate federal law. No action will be taken.” Keep reading