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Shoppers clash on Pa. stores that won't sell flags

There are 26 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Nov 20, 2009, titled Shoppers clash on Pa. stores that won't sell flags. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

His business, Good's Store Inc., is one of hundreds of Amish and Mennonite stores that do not sell American flags.

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Just_Me

Shelbyville, IN

#1 Nov 21, 2009
Let's see here.... Best Buy, Radio Shack, Dunkin Donuts, Maple Donuts, Aeropostale, EBGames, and many more don't stock the American flag. I suppose we should boycott all those stores, too.

Why is this even a news story? I wonder if those who have a gripe with stores not carrying the flag are even flying them properly at home?
For real

Scranton, PA

#3 Nov 21, 2009
Who the hell are these adults that don't ALREADY own a flag?!?
Frank

Port Huron, MI

#4 Nov 21, 2009
If anyone wants a flag go to Walmart and get one fresh in from China.
Jack

Harrisburg, PA

#5 Nov 23, 2009
Freedom? Forcing store owners to stock this? We need to write a piece of legislation that requires all stores to stock the flag. That way, the Republicans, who presumably want government out of people's lives, can impose it on those who don't believe the way they do. Freedom? Sounds very much like Taliban-like behavior to me.
Jack

Harrisburg, PA

#6 Nov 23, 2009
Freedom of religion?
Mr P

United States

#7 Nov 23, 2009
I am curious to read a post by one of these critics.
Zone1

York, PA

#8 Nov 23, 2009
It is my understanding that Amish do not pay in to
social security,am I correct? It is also my understanding
that Amish are exempt from military duty,am I correct?
What makes these people so special? So, all I have to do
is get myself a horse and buggy,some boring clothes,claim
Im Amish and I become exempt too?How does this work,anyone
know.or should I start a new religion?
Mr P

United States

#9 Nov 23, 2009
Zone1 wrote:
It is my understanding that Amish do not pay in to
social security,am I correct? It is also my understanding
that Amish are exempt from military duty,am I correct?
What makes these people so special? So, all I have to do
is get myself a horse and buggy,some boring clothes,claim
Im Amish and I become exempt too?How does this work,anyone
know.or should I start a new religion?
I think there is a registry of amish people. To get their benefits you have to be on the list. I don't think you can start your own religion and get the same benefits. I know cult leaders have tried in the past and failed. The amish are grandfathered in because they have been here so long.
Jack

Harrisburg, PA

#10 Nov 23, 2009
The Amish are to be respected for their belief in and dedication to God.
carl

Wyalusing, PA

#11 Nov 23, 2009
funny no military symbolism for them , but they ammo for firearms...
Modern Day Realist

Ephrata, PA

#12 Nov 23, 2009
who cares if they sell flags? Anyone so upset by this should be out trying to make our country a better place instead of whining about a store.
carl

Wyalusing, PA

#13 Nov 23, 2009
wonder if they sell red, white and blue paint? LOL

sell flags or dont sell flags, I dont care, but the facts are they would not be where they are today ( flush with American CASH)if it would not be for that FLAG!
about time

Seymour, IN

#14 Nov 23, 2009
Zone1 wrote:
It is my understanding that Amish do not pay in to
social security,am I correct? It is also my understanding
that Amish are exempt from military duty,am I correct?
What makes these people so special? So, all I have to do
is get myself a horse and buggy,some boring clothes,claim
Im Amish and I become exempt too?How does this work,anyone
know.or should I start a new religion?
I'll bet that you will have a huge following
thomas paine

Lancaster, PA

#15 Nov 23, 2009
They have a prepared written statement under the counter outlining their beliefs and reason for not selling the flags. If you ask about buying a flag they will just hand you a statement. The women that handed me my statement was very courteous.
Carolyn

Hamburg, PA

#16 Nov 23, 2009
I don't believe the Amish have any symbols including religious ones. They pay school taxes even though their children do not go to public schools. Then they have to pay for their own schools. They pay income and property taxes. I think that if they don't pay into SSI they also do not claim against SSI. They take care of their elderly themselves. I have a son in the military and those Amish that I have told always say may God watch over him. Not selling the flag is not a big deal, save your energy for those Americans that burn the flag, hang it upside down and ridicule our military.
latinos r scum

Catawissa, PA

#17 Nov 24, 2009
go to hazelton and allentown and you'll see lots of flags....peurto rican flags! those crummy latinos love to wave their shiety flags of their shiety spanish-speaking countries.

and remember, expensive health care for latinos, not americans!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/health/poli...
Zone1

York, PA

#18 Nov 24, 2009
Yea Ive seen all kinds of flags all over the place,
but if you fly a Rebel Flag its like a sin.
Whats up with that?
Jack

Etters, PA

#19 Nov 24, 2009
Just_Me wrote:
Let's see here.... Best Buy, Radio Shack, Dunkin Donuts, Maple Donuts, Aeropostale, EBGames, and many more don't stock the American flag. I suppose we should boycott all those stores, too.
Your argument is stupid. The store in the article is a general store and would traditionally sell flags but electronics and food and clothing stores don't typically sell flags.

If you're going to spend time writing a comment, at least have it make some sense.

If it offends someone that they don't sell flags, then take your business elsewhere and put your money where your mouth is.
Just_Me

Shelbyville, IN

#20 Nov 27, 2009
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're going to spend time writing a comment, at least have it make some sense.
If you're going to read messages on a forum, at least be prepared to understand sarcasm.
seeker

Madison, TN

#22 Jan 24, 2010
where is the nearest wal-mart.

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