BREAKING NEWS: Facing major embarrassment over the removal of the Lexington hate flag, the Virginia Flaggers vow to mock Rockbridge County authority...

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Don't worry folks, it's still coming down. It's just going to cost them a whole bunch of money that they could be using to raise more hate flags. We win again. Great job Flaggers! Via our friends, the Virginia Flaggers:




"LEXINGTON 60 WEST MEMORIAL BATTLE FLAG UPDATE 
As you may recall, Rockbridge county officials learned of our plans to raise a Confederate Battle Flag Memorial late on the Wednesday afternoon before Lee-Jackson Day in January. By the following morning, they had managed to gather enough information to put together a letter warning against the installation. This was followed up with a site visit by Sam Crickenberger, director of Community Development in Rockbridge County, in which the owner of the business that operates on the property reported that Crickenberger called him an {expletive} “for putting up a rebel flag”.
Watch video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrYKL7sSUDo 
Curiously, since that confrontation, Rockbridge County officials have gone out of their way to let everyone know that their actions have “absolutely nothing” to do with the fact that a Confederate flag flies on the pole…and Mr. Crickenberger has all but disappeared from the discussion.
After the Lee-Jackson Day flag raising, Rockbridge County immediately followed with a letter with alleged code violations and instructions to remove the pole and flag. Today, Monday March 6th is the day that Rockbridge County had warned that they were going to start fining us if the pole was not removed. We have been prepared for this likelihood and have several supporters lined up to pay whatever fines are incurred. The flag is not coming down. 
We maintain our position that the pole and flag do not violate any state or local statutes. The county is insisting that the pole and flag be approved by its “Tourism Corridor Overlay” (TCO) board before a building permit can be obtained. The same building permit, now suddenly required, after we were told it was NOT needed on the 2 previous installations in Rockbridge County, one of which is in the same “Tourism Corridor Overlay” zoning. During those inquiries, no address was ever even requested to check zoning when we were instructed that NO PERMIT WAS REQUIRED, period.
The required paperwork to obtain a “certificate of appropriateness” will be filed this week. Once it is issued, we will file for a building permit as requested. If, for some reason, we are denied a “certificate of appropriateness”, by the TCO board, we will be prepared to take legal action. In any case, the flag is not coming down. 
Despite their claims otherwise, this is ABSOLUTELY about trying to prevent a Confederate flag from flying in the town that is the final resting place of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It’s about trying to intimidate citizens and bully those of us who dare to speak up and fight back. It’s about attempting to restrict the First Amendment rights of taxpaying citizens. It’s about pandering to the minority, and bowing to the PC false narratives that are being used as an excuse to attempting to erase our history and heritage. 
CALL TO ACTION: Please take a moment to contact Sam Crickenberger, Director of Community Development and urge him to put an end to his office’s harassment and ask him to work with us to identify and correct any valid violations and help expedite the requested TCO certificate and building permit. Email: scrickenberger@rockbridgecountyva.gov Phone: (540) 464-9662 Mail: 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450 
In the meantime, we are looking at additional sites in the area for new flag projects, as the publicity surrounding this one has led several folks to come forward and offer their land. As is typically the case, our support grows each time there is an attempt to stop us and we would like to thank all of you who have stepped up to help."



Folks, think about it. Why are they "looking at additional sites" if "several folks" have "come forward" to "offer their land"? Smoke and mirrors. It IS coming down. It's just a question of what day, and how much money are they going to throw away?






Restoring the honor!





Comments

  1. This is all a charade folks. The flag is coming down. All this is doing is buying them time and giving them cover for the ruse. They exhausted all options and found that they were able n non-compliance with the law. They have no legal leg to stand on. This buys time for them to go crawling back to the County to beg them not to poo-poo the new location. The hilarious thing about this is that their own negligence is what led to this fiasco. They continue to thumb their noses at authority, but at the end of the day, the law always wins. It won in New Orleans, it won in Danville, it's won here, and it's going to win in Charlottesville as well.

    "In the meantime, the land’s owner will be applying for a building permit to move and re-erect the flagpole out of the setback, meeting zoning requirements."

    http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Confederate-flag-flies-past-deadline-in-Rockbridge-415525123.html

    Like I said, all smoke and mirrors. This is all being done to minimize embarrassment.

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  2. Getting better with each report. Now Greyhair is admitting that it's moving. So why not just take it down and skip the fines? Pride. Their too proud to admit failure. They see admitting their own mistake as the ultimate act of weakness.

    "Jennings says the group will apply for a permit to place the flagpole further back, but in the meantime, supporters have volunteered to pay whatever fines are incurred."

    http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Virginia-Flaggers-wont-take-down-banner-along-highway-in-Rockbridge-County-415583653.html

    So basically the Flaggers (or more likely someone else) are going to pay the fines until its moved, of course, that's assuming the new location is approved. But rest assured, it is moving, if not disappearing for good.

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  3. It's not coming down ... but more ARE going up.

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    1. On the contrary, it is coming down. It has to, because it is sitting in the setback, and it can't stay there. The only way it's not, is if the County were to throw law out the window, which would set a precedent, and that's not going to happen. You guys can't even construct the new Flagpole right now because you still need to run it through the TCO review board. These ridiculous theatrics are totally unnecessary. Why don't y'all just take the stupid thing down and go through the legal process like you should've the first time? If I was the County, I'd reject it out of spite, for all of the harassment they've been subjected to.

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