Statesville Camping World fights fines, legal action over giant American flag

Statesville Camping World fights fines, legal action over giant American flag


THE CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY RELIES ON NO MATTER WHAT. THIS IS A VERY BIG AMERICAN FLAG. THERE IS A DEBATE ON THIS AND WHETHER OR NOT IT IS A PATRIOTIC DISPLAY OR JUST TOO BIG AND A PUBLIC NUISANCE. STATESVILLE IS NOT A FAN OF THE FLAG. THEY’RE SUING THE BUSINESS WHO FLIES IT TO GET IT TAKEN DOWN. GINA ESPOSITO DUG DEEPER TO FIND OUT WHY. Reporter: THIS DEBATE HAS TO DO WITH THE SIZE OF THE FLAG. IT IS OFF I-77. THE WIND HAS IT WRAPPED AROUND THE POLE. WHEN IT IS FULLY SPREAD OUT, IT IS ABOUT 40 FEET TALL AND 80 FEET WIDE. ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE AMERICAN FLAG SHOULD BE HONORED. Reporter: SOME PEOPLE CAN’T BELIEVE THIS AMERICAN FLAG IS THE CENTER OF A LAW SUIT. STATESVILLE IS TAKING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST GANDER RV AND CAMPING WORLD FOR THE FLAG ON ITS PROPERTY. THE LAWSUIT CLAIMS A FLAG WITHIN 100 FEET OF A HIGHWAY CANNOT BE LARGER THAN 25 BY 40. THE ONE ON THEIR PROPERTY IS NEARLY DOUBLE. IT SAYS THE CITY CITED THE COMPANY AND WARNED THEM OF THE VIOLATION. NOW THE SUIT CLAIMS THE COMPANY WILL BE FINED $50 A DAY GOING BACK TO OCTOBER 15, 2018, AND UNTIL A JUDGMENT IS MADE OR THE FLAG IS TAKEN DOWN. I DON’T CARE IF IT GOES TO $500 A DAY. THE FLAG IS NOT COMING DOWN. Reporter: THE CEO OF CAMPING WORLD AND GANDER RV TOLD ME SIMILAR FLAGS ARE UP AT HIS MORE THAN 200 STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY INCLUDING SEVERAL CITIES IN NORTH CAROLINA LIKE CONCORD, NONE OF WHICH HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THEM. FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, IF THE FLAG POLE ISN’T HURTING ANYBODY AND IT ISN’T A DANGER TO ANYBODY, THE SIZE OF THE FLAG IS SOMEWHAT IRRELEVANT. Reporter: HE TELLS ME IT IS PERSONAL TO HIM. MY FAMILY HAVE BEEN CAR DEALERS SINCE THE 1960s AND A KEY TRADEMARK WAS ALWAYS FLYING OUR FLAG IN OUR DEALERSHIP IN SOUTH FLORIDA. MY FAMILY IS LARGELY IMMIGRANTS OF THE COUNTRY. Reporter: HE SAYS HE’S GONE TO GREAT LENGTHS TO KEEP IT AND

68 thoughts on “Statesville Camping World fights fines, legal action over giant American flag

  1. KEEP THAT FLAG FLYING!!!! MAGA 20/20 NEVER BACK DOWN, NEVER GIVE UP AND NEVER SURRENDER! THANK YOU TO THE BUSINESS OWNER AND HIS FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

  2. ENOUGH!!! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND OUR FLAG!! DON'T YOU DAR TAKE IT DOWN. There is a petition on CARE, I just signed

  3. STATESVILLE CITY COUNCIL….. GREAT TIMING HUH, A WEEK BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY. YOU’RE LOOKING DOWN RIGHT UNAMERICAN TO ME. LEAVE IT ALONE, LET IT FLY.

    Update; STATESVILLE CAVED IN. FLAG 1. STATESVILLE STILL A BIG ZERO.

  4. I love that American Flag 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸. If necessary, there are people in Pineville, Louisiana that would love to have a company like this including that American Flag 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 I pray 🙏that it never comes down ✝️ 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️💓💞💘💕❣️💚💛🧡💙 I just love this Frag 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  5. You might have a #gofundme created if fines are raised. The most beautiful Flag there is 👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️💛💕💓💘🧡❣️💞

  6. Statesville city council can go FUCK themselves. They can simply fuck off and die.
    Change the God damned ordnance!
    CHANGE THE GOD DAMNED FUCKING ORDNANCE YOU FUCK TARDS!
    YOU'RE A FUCKING TRUCKLOAD OF LESBIAN HILLARY SUPPORTERS!
    WAKE THE FUCK UP, GET THE SAND OUT OF YOUR PANTIES, THE FLAG WILL FLY AND YOU FUCKING EQUIVALENT OF CRUSTY VAGINAL DISCHARGE NEED TO JOIN THE TEAM AND COME ON IN FOR THE BIG WIN! IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO BE AN AMERICAN!

  7. Don’t take it down. An absolute waste of time by Statesville. A total joke that they’re pursuing it. Do some good instead of acting like some HOA. A pathetic display by who I would expect to be somewhat intelligent people running this city. Grow up

  8. My home … and my business … are my two castles.
    Only in America can you afford two castles.
    *Nobody takes away America's flag, has FAA's blessings!!*

  9. Flag stays and the morons trying to remove it go. Anyone in this country that doesn't respect the flag needs to get stepping to another country. I am so sick of the loons in this country that think they can continue to push their views. This should be a federal protection of any business that chooses to fly the flag, this also goes for all the communist like HOA's in this country.

  10. This is a fantastic example of government being too big for its britches. Maybe they should vote to prune their laws down by…over half or more. Including this asinine one.

  11. I would like to know the IQ level of the ones that voted to take it down. They all should have said no way are we going to make them take it down we are Americans.

  12. The flag is awesome the bigger the better and if you don’t like it go back to your left is hell hole

  13. Where are we these days when our own citizens are at the point where they are offended by seeing our great flag fly in the sky or don’t want to have it flying. It’s pathetic. If your offended by our flag then GET THE FUCK OUT AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. I am a proud American and veteran and seeing people act this way makes me sick

  14. Statesvill is ran by democrats that hate what freedoms the American flag stands for. Democrats only respect Muslims and their flag or a rainbow flag. Democrats should be ashamed

  15. its about totalitarian govts . and councils across america believing they can run roughshod over their constituents . when i was in texas over 20 yrs. ago there was a flag at a dealership next to a highway on the way to dallas , it was twice the size of the one they are complaining about . time to lawyer up . john whitehead would be a good choice .

  16. I never heard of Statesville before. Now all I hear is negative. The shitty council had better stop this nonsense before the negative sticks to its name. This is not a sign of any kind, it is a symbol of the nation, and a symbol partakes of the nation (not the government) of which it is a symbol. The misunderstanding of this principle is what caused the Supreme Court to make the mistake it did in deciding people have the right to burn the flag in protest against the government. Do some thinking!

  17. Keep the American Flag Flying for Ever anywhere in America God Bless You and all Americans keep them waving America First

  18. Stupid ass inbred trumptards they think they can do whatever they want.Fine this moron everyday after 30 days lock his ass up.Enough hate has been spread through America fro m these inbred trumptards.All they want is attention and they lean on the flag to do that.It's fucking simple don't break the law and put up a normal flag.

  19. Well I’d sue too if anyone called it “American”. I fought for the United States 🇺🇸 not America.

    That is a fucking United States flag !!!

    Dumb fucks. Don’t disrespect my flag!!!!

  20. those colors fly for a reason the bigger the better let it fly free as intended
    what kinda of american would have a problem right before memorial day or any day with this dont like it get out

  21. Unbelievable! Fly a Russian flag… So many enemies embedded in our country. F U Statesville. Trump 2020.

  22. You hit the jackpot, a great tourist attraction, people will travel many miles to see it, have memorial parade there, 4th of july, ect, main street will be very busy, crowded diners, soon be a wealthy town, light up the flag at night like i do.

  23. It needs to be bigger, or get another to give it company! Maybe government officials should think before they do stuff like this. "Lets see, we should fine a local tax paying, job creating company for flying an oversized American flag" Maybe Camping World will just move and pay taxes to a different community.

  24. How can it be too big if it proportionately fits on the pole respectfully and doesn't present a safety issue?

  25. Anyone this flag “offends” should be hung on the spot, at the least booted out of this nation

  26. The people that are trying to be finding these people for flying this flag or to be thrown out of our country will never vote for him they can just leave our country if they don't like our flag we the people we love it the old saying love it or leave it

  27. Well the city must be run by the Democratic Communist Party this coming from a Vietnam vet was a Security Specialist USAF I served my country for the this Flag to fly God bless America.

  28. 1:43 They said it's "personal" to him because his family has been "car dealers" and it's their "key trademark." It's the flag for the country, not your car salesman "trademark." That's the "harm." You thinking that your family's history with cars in on par with people losing their lives for the country.. 🎵 "Oh say can you see, by the car dealership's light … " 🎵

  29. Shame on that shit town Statesville!this is America you punk liberal freaks!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  30. It’s not a matter of patriotism. It’s a matter of practicality. If it were on a large property and not obscuring people’s field of view, it would be fine. It’s 40 ft tall and 80 ft wide near a highway. Really? It can’t be 20 x 40? That’s not big enough? To this guy, the flag is his company’s advertisement. The bigger the better. He’s not worried about jail time or fines. He loves the attention the flag is giving him. He’s not being Patriotic. He’s being a CEO. And the bit about being a child of immigrants.Give me a break. He’s a car salesman. If he were in Sanfrancisco, he’d be flying a giant rainbow flag.
    ***************
    EDIT——IM RIGHT. FUCK CAMPING WORLD…
    https://youtu.be/6wrsMU7WMuQ

  31. I love the flag too. I also love my Mississippi flag. I live on 1 acre property near a road and have neighbors. They probably love the flags as well. Don’t think they’d appreciate it if I flew 1 that’s 360 square yards.

  32. Somebody should follow the story here it's the people with the lawsuit against the flag they are the enemy

  33. There they go another Pelosi & Nadler fighting to remove the American flag. I say it’s time to start Shooting these ScumBags!!!!!!!

  34. I bet they’d support an equally large rainbow flag for fear of receiving the wrath of LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ weirdos.
    Pay the monthly fine, consider it an increase to your rent.
    Keep flying our flag proudly!

  35. keep that flag flying. sick and tired of socialist dems trying to take America from us. MAGA 2020.

  36. Time to surround it protect it even if it comes down to a dawn's early light confrontation!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. This is B.S. . What about all the billboards along the highways? The city council of Statesville should be run out of town.

  38. When I was a kid, my family would drive from New York City to North Carolina every summer to visit relatives. I remember distinctly seeing the biggest American flag I'd ever seen on I-85 in NC. That flag would leave me with such awe, love and respect for my country I would look forward to seeing it each and every year. As a nation, we need to put an end to this communist bullsh*t RIGHT NOW!!! Enough is enough.

  39. Keep up the good fight for Old Glory. Forever in peace may it wave. The symbol of the land I love, home of the strong and the brave. God help help us fight the tyranny that threatens our blessed country. 🇺🇸🌿🌹🌿🇺🇸

  40. Lemonis should spend a little more time taking care of his customers. Watch some Youtube videos on Camping World.

  41. Stay wavering strong for all who gave to what you still believe my friend. So, so many gave for the pride to wave. Amen!

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