Chester, Pa., firefighter James Krapf wants to know what's wrong with Old Glory. The 11-year veteran was suspended without pay Thursday after he refused to peel a sticker of the American flag from his locker.You can read the whole NBCPhiladelphia story here.
"It's pride…it's a matter of pride," Krapf said.
A new department rule mandates that all stickers and statements – union, cartoon and political – be stripped from lockers after several offensive and racist images showed up in the firehouse. But Krapf figured the red, white and blue was safe.
It seems he was wrong.
I cannot believe in post-911 America that a fire department, of all things, would forbid the display of Old Glory on the locker of a firefighter.
I support Kraph's decision to defy this hideous rule, and if his employer insists on continuing this blatant violation of this man's constitutional right to freedom of speech/expression, I hope he sues.
Political Correctness is a cancer on all of our freedoms and liberties, and its about damn time it was eradicated.