That was my first impression when I heard a Christian talk show host this morning. He detailed the story of 7-year-old Andrew Larochelle, an Eagle Scout from Ohio. Andrew wanted to send his grandfather a flag that flew over the US Capitol along with a message that read: “In honor of my grandfather Marcel Larochelle, and his dedication and love of God, country and family.” When Andrew received the flag, he was shocked to find the message had been edited – “God” was removed from the personal message.
Instead of working to help the boy and avoiding the anti-religion stereotype that the Democrats have worked so hard to downplay, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, defended the change by the Architect of the Capitol, the office responsible for the flags, and said she has no plans to change the existing rules. I can’t believe she was that stupid.
Of course, the absurd ruling has been changed and both the AoC office and Pelosi are back-tracking, but I cannot understand why they would do this in the first place. It makes no sense, constitutionally, politically or otherwise, to try to censor this message. Couple this with the NASCAR immunization debacle and the Democrats have shot themselves in both feet and I’m sure the GOP will remind swing voters of moments like these.