December 8th, 2010 12:23 EST
Outrage: Ohio Town Will Stop Replacing Flag With Santa Claus
"An Ohio community says it will listen to critics who said a Santa Claus should not displace an American flag on an Ohio flagpole.
Officials in Willoughby say next year they`ll find a different spot for an illuminated Santa who`s part of an elaborate holiday light display in a downtown park. Leaders in the city 18 miles northeast of Cleveland say Saint Nick`s place has been on a 100-foot flagpole for about 10 years.
But resident Linda Wilson tells WJW-TV it`s unpatriotic not to have a flag on the flagpole during a time of war."
"A flagpole is not a support for a Santa Claus, it`s a flagpole to fly the flag," complained Linda Wilson. It`s too bad that city officials caved in too Wilson and her ilk.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Wilson is in her late fifties, it`s people of her generation who treat the flag like a religious icon.
The Stars and Stripes is recognized all over the world as a symbol of the American values of freedom and liberty. The city officials were exhibiting their freedom by using the flagpole to support good old Santa Claus.
Santa Claus should be flying from every flagpole, he is the perfect symbol for America. The Ohio Santa is gaudy, huge, and lit up like a cheap whore, he`s as American as Chevrolet, Oprah, and apple pie. Santa represents the greed, ostentatiousness an mindless consumerism that makes up the very fabric of our society.
Wilson should stop being such a Scrooge, and catch the Christmas spirit.
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