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"You did nothing for this Country"

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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City Employee Tells Store To Remove Military Flags, Tells Veteran He Did Nothing

A Jacksonville city inspector ordered a business to take down their U.S. military flags.

Jacksonville, FL – The mayor of Jacksonville has declared that a store may keep its U.S. military flags up after a city inspector ordered them to be removed.

On Monday, a Jacksonville city inspector entered the Jaguar Power Sports dealership, demanded that their display of military flags be removed, and told a military veteran that he “did nothing for this country,” according to store employees

City inspector Melinda Power went into the dealership at about noon on April 16 and announced that the flags the business was flying on the roof were in violation of city code, WJXT reported.

The rooftop display included a flag for each branch of the U.S. military, two American flags, and one Jacksonville Jaguars flag, WXIN reported.

“We cater to our men and women, both retired and active military, so it was personal,” store manager Marcy Moyer told WJXT. “We felt like it was a personal attack.”

While Power issued a written warning citation for illegal display of flags on a roof, a customer inside the store spoke up. He told the inspector that he felt it was wrong to force the business to remove flags that support the U.S. military.

The unnamed customer also happened to be a military veteran.

"She says, 'What did you do for this country?'” employee Katie Klasse recounted. “He says, 'I took three bullets to the leg. I almost lost my leg for this country. I'm retired. I'm a veteran.'”

“She gets in his face this close and says, 'You did nothing for this country,'" Klasse said.

Surveillance footage showed Power as she thrust her finger in the man’s face, just before she stalked out of the building.

Jaguar Power Sports decided they would not heed Power's warning to remove their flags, and instead posted a Facebook video about the incident on their business page.

Tripping over his own words because he was so angry, Sean told the story of how a city employee came into their business and insulted a military veteran.

“We just had the city of Jacksonville here, on site, to cite us for our military flags. That’s right. We just got a ticket in the city of Jacksonville – military-bound city – for flying military flags. They cited us for every flag… a lady by the name of Melinda Power that works for the city of Jacksonville regulatory compliance department said to one of our customers in store… he was questioning her on it because he was shot three times at war… she says to him ‘you’ve done nothing for our country,’” Sean explained.

“With all the other crap going on around town, they’re citing us, the business owner, for flying military flags in a military town. Are you serious right now?” the clearly frustrated man asked, and then called on viewers to share the video and contact the mayor of Jacksonville.

The video had been viewed more than 5 million times, and shared almost 250,000 times as of Tuesday morning.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us...Hebrews 12:1

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UpSheRises
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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If you don’t like the laws in your city...go to city council.

If you’re ignorant and don’t know the laws, shut up and pay your ticket.
Kalea007
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the shit out that woman.  She certainly deserved it !

EireLass
by Emerald Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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WOW!

But then again, it's Jacksonville. None of the shit that comes out of that place surprises me anymore.

billsfan1104
by on Apr. 18, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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According to the mayor, it looks like he wasn’t violating any laws.
The lady was way out of line


Quoting UpSheRises: If you don’t like the laws in your city...go to city council.

If you’re ignorant and don’t know the laws, shut up and pay your ticket.
MissAndree
by Platinum Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 8:11 PM
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You think that it is okay to hit people over words?

Quoting Kalea007:

I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the shit out that woman.  She certainly deserved it !

Kalea007
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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Read my reply again.....where did I say it was okay ?  I said I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the woman (bitch)

Quoting MissAndree: You think that it is okay to hit people over words?
Quoting Kalea007:

I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the shit out that woman.  She certainly deserved it !


Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us...Hebrews 12:1

MissAndree
by Platinum Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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So you think that it is admirable that this man didn't hit this woman over words, and I am not supposed to think that you think that hitting is an appropriate response? Do you think Jesus approves of you calling this woman a bitch? Is this your Christian witness?

Quoting Kalea007:

Read my reply again.....where did I say it was okay ?  I said I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the woman (bitch)

Quoting MissAndree: You think that it is okay to hit people over words?

Quoting Kalea007:

I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the shit out that woman.  She certainly deserved it !

QueenMama7808
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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she deserves to be physically assaulted b3cause she said something you don’t like?

Quoting Kalea007:

I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the shit out that woman.  She certainly deserved it !


QueenMama7808
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 9:02 PM
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You literally said she deserves it.

Quoting Kalea007:

Read my reply again.....where did I say it was okay ?  I said I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the woman (bitch)

Quoting MissAndree: You think that it is okay to hit people over words?
Quoting Kalea007:

I admire the man for not losing control and slapping the shit out that woman.  She certainly deserved it !


jcribb16
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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I'm glad the mayor stepped in and said the flags can be shown.

It does sound like that particular inspector has a deep problem of disrespect and loathing of our military and veterans.
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