Local idiots in Laguna Beach, California are up in arms about the new design on the side of the city’s police cars.
Did they slap Ku Klux Klan stickers over the “protect and serve” logo?
Did they put Trump 2020 placards on their cars?
Did they, gasp, write something awful like “all lives matter” for the city to see?
No, no, what they did was far worse. Get this: They had the audacity to affix an American flag graphic on their police cars. Can you believe that? In America! How grotesque.
From the Los Angeles Times (which still, offensively, publishes its newspaper in English):
After hearing the criticism and acknowledging that the image they approved didn’t quite match the final results, officials agreed to reconsider their February decision to paint the Laguna Beach Police Department’s fleet of 11 squad cars. The City Council will take up the issue again at its Tuesday meeting.
“People are screaming that the American flag on a police car is somehow or another … hurting people’s feelings who might be immigrants or visitors,” said Councilman Peter Blake. “People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”
Artist Carrie Woodburn went to the podium at the March 19 council meeting and said it was “shocking to see the boldness of the design” when the newly painted Ford Explorers rolled out.
“We have such an amazing community of artists here, and I thought the aesthetic didn’t really represent our community,” Woodburn said. “It feels very aggressive.”
If we have any readers who live in Laguna Beach, all we can say is: You have our pity. You might want to get out while you still can. We can’t quite imagine living among people who see an American flag design as “aggressive” or “shocking.” It must be quite trying.
Thankfully, there are apparently some small oases of sanity in this town. Attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter is quoted by the L.A. Times as being flummoxed by the opposition.
“They are so filled with hatred toward this office of the President of the United States and the current occupant of that office,” she said, “that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression.”
It would be a shame if the city council were to reject this new design because it makes a bunch of anti-American leftists uncomfortable. Unfortunately, this is California we’re talking about, so we’re not optimistic.