New York homeowners across the street from an elementary school hung a “Trump 2020” flag with an obscenity outside. They refused to remove it at the school’s request. (Screenshot: CBS New York)
A “Trump 2020” is flying outside a home located across the street from an elementary school, and parents want it removed.
Mary Fox-Alter, the superintendent of the Pleasantville Union Free School District in Westchester County, N.Y., has asked a couple to remove their flag supporting President Trump’s 2020 reelection and its phrase, “No More Bulls***,” which can be seen by families and children at the Bedford Road Elementary School.
Newsweek reports that the signage flies right above the American flag, which is also a violation of a federal code stating, “No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America” except during military church services, for example.
Fox-Alter did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s interview inquiry. She did place a phone call to the homeowners, explaining why the flag is offensive, notwithstanding politics.
“In the spirit of being a good neighbor, in the spirit of partnership… would you please remove the flag with the obscenity on it. I absolutely understood that he had freedom of speech, had nothing to do with the politics behind it,” Fox-Alter told CBS New York. “They had no intention of taking down the flag.”
The anonymous homeowner told CBS New York that his family believes in the First Amendment. He argued that what kids view on the internet is far worse than a political flag with profanity.
“I believe in free speech, and I believe in the ability to express your opinions, but I think this is a community, and people need to think about what they’re putting out there, especially in front of our children,” parent Marise D’Souza told CBS New York.