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Caltrans should allow display of U.S. flag

Caltrans’ new policy of no banners allowed is fine. The flag of the United States of America is not a banner. It is our national emblem, and therefore it should be allowed to be flown or hung anywhere it is safe for it to be without harm to it.

After the 9/11 terrorist attack, U.S. flags were seen everywhere. Sutter Creek had them flying on both sides of the entire main street. I was proud every time I saw them everywhere they were. They did not distract drivers. Those political peace slogans do distract drivers. Our U.S. flag stands for peace and freedom from fear. It should not be forced to share the same space with homemade political statements.

Caltrans should allow the people to put their flags back. They remind us of our nation and the freedom that it stands for, and the commitment we all have to maintain that freedom. It is time that the true American people stand up and be heard about this matter.

Lee Andersen

Grass Valley

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