Opponents of the Confederate flag will do anything to trample on the rights of supporters of the battle banner.

arlington confederate walkerA “concerned” resident called police on a man walking “very deliberately” down an Arlington, Virginia sidewalk with a hybrid Confederate flag over his shoulder.

The flag had the Gadsden “Don’t Tread On Me” snake in the middle.

According to police scanner traffic, dispatchers determined “the man was exercising his First Amendment rights and not violating the law,” WTOP reports.

Twitter user Wayne Jaing (@WanyeVVest) tweeted a photo to a news outlet of the man walking down Lee Highway “with a purpose.”

Ironically, by using his phone to snap the picture while he was driving, Jaing was likely in violation of the law more than the man carrying the flag was.

“[He was] not yelling anything but [you] could tell he was walking with pride in his step,” Jaing tells ARLnow.

The news outlet deemed it “highly unusual for Arlington,” apparently not remembering — or subconsciously suppressing — Virginia has a Confederate flag option on its license plates and as of now, the Stars and Bars is still allowed at the National Cemetery.

Two weeks ago, a shopper at the Redwood Country Flea Market in Wallingford, Connecticut was so “offended” by Confederate merchandise, he called 911.

“There was a table set up with this material,” Wright said. “It’s not criminally illegal, but obviously it offended this person. It causes some people a sense of being uncomfortable. Certainly the owner could preclude this merchandise.”

The town resident who called 911 said there were helmets with swastikas, images of Hitler and other historical Nazi items.

“I was shaking and almost vomiting,” he tells the paper. “I had to run. My grandmother had numbers,” referring to the digits the Nazis would tattoo on prisoners.

The caller complained that the Confederate items were “not authentic” and were replicas of flags and weapons.

Police chief William Wright said “the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property.”
  • Victor Cachat

    So, we call the police when people carrying symbols or statements “deliberately” down the street?

    Great!
    Let’s sweep the human debris astroturf off of our streets when they arrive in George Soros funded buses with pre-printed leftist signs.

  • They Did What

    Maybe they will become so distraught that they will kill themselves.

  • suckmycracker

    I bet if he was butt naked and carrying a rainbow flag the CALLER would gave been arrested for a gate crime…

  • gumpinghard

    He should call 911 when he sees women in a burqa.

  • pingjockey

    Freedom of speech is protected by the Constitution. When this freedom is taken away, we will all be living under a Communist dictatorship; oh I forgot, that’s what we have now.

    • nobody

      In a communist regime you wouldn’t have been allowed to say that, or even think it.

  • J2

    So called Liberalism is actually a Totalitarian Movement, and the move to ban the confederate battle flag, remove statues, and dig up graves is a Totalitarian Campaign to erase our history. I don’t know how you can get more extremist, and more mentally deranged, than insisting we dig up people who died and were buried 150 years ago. That’s nutty. That’s derangement.

    • nobody

      Erase history? No, none the least, history is what allows us to realize that those objects must go where they belong – in the trashcan of history.

  • Prelusive007

    The more progressive we become, the more freedom we surrender.

    • TroyGale

      It doesn’t much matter at this point. Everyone who’s voted for progressives, and those who haven’t but never called or wrote their conservative representatives is to blame.
      Every fool who promoted this diversity B.S. being taught and tossed about in the NEWS without calling them on it is to blame.
      People, what the parties, yes both of them, call diversity, is nothing more than blatantly deciding to separate people into classes, so that they forget they should be Americans first.
      So here is the issue folks, are you an American first, or are you something else?

      If you are an American first, you should recognize that inviting 100’s of thousands of unchecked and unverified aliens into our country isn’t a good thing for Americans. My only consolation is that these emotionally stunted fools supporting this stupidity will all suffer the consequences of their stupidity when the Muslims don’t assimilate, and the gang bangers from south of the border kill, rape, rob, and beat ever more American citizens. Sooner or later the supporters of this suicidal policy will get their due. Sadly, so will many thoughtful Americans who oppose this stupidity.

      If you are an American first, you should recognize that paying people, white or black to sit on their butts and collect welfare and other goodies isn’t an act of charity, but a destructive act which enslaves these people to the Government. That makes it easy for the Government to control them….who would have thought?

      If you are American first, you recognize that Capitalism has raised more people from humble beginnings to positions where they actually have leisure time, possessions, and food. Again, divisive politics from the left gets unthinking people to denigrate the most free system yet devised by man.

      Oh well, there are many other things that people who claim to be Americans are doing which harm our Nation, I can’t fix any of them, and the Dems and Repubs won’t allow someone who would try to fix things to make the ballots, at least at the Federal Level.

      Thank God I live with the Rednecks, and proud to do so. For the most part, they are still Americans first.

  • charlie

    Rap, pants down around knees and rainbow flag offend me and lots of others.

  • magic1114

    Anymore this country is over-run with bed-wetters and panty-waists… (ya know, liberals)?

    • nobody

      Yes, but at least they aren’t decrepit old fools like the conservatives.

      • Mike

        Which would be preferable to a whining, gullible pansy.

        • nobody

          Not when you’re about to keel over.

  • Terry Saulsbury

    I have taken down my American flag and replaced it with a Confederate flag as I feel we had more freedom under it and less now under the U.S. flag.

  • Rick Joseph

    Islamic images, flags and paraphernalia should invoke more repulsion in the human race, since they have been the watermarks of hate and murder throughout history, the likes of which make the Nazis and confederacy combined pale in comparison. They have proven themselves to be a murderous cult rather than a loving, peaceful religion.

    • nobody

      *Christian

  • ocean

    Political Correctness is a cancer that eats
    away at the First Amendment.

  • ocean

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution
    is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that
    protects the right of the people to Religion and Expression.
    As ratified by the States:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment
    of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
    or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
    or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and
    to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

  • Joe Fish

    Gadsden flag in the middle of the Confederate flag….I LIKE IT! Need to figure out where I can buy one to fly.

  • Sammie Jo

    These people crack me up. 911 because someone was walking carrying a flag they don’t like? Really? Neurotic much?

  • nobody

    Wait a minute here, walking with pride while carrying a flag is now a hate crime?

    • don

      Thank goodness he wasn’t armed!

  • unkyjack

    Was the caller Obama, …….Clinton ……or t……..he head idiot of the RNC?

  • Mike

    Another media programmed gullible idiot told to be afraid of a harmless flag. Must be an Obozo voter.

    • Moloch

      Nah….. a jew

  • nikondvr

    The idiot that wrote this article apparently doesn’t know the difference between Confederate and Nazi memorabilia. The items in Connecticut at the flea market were Nazi items.

  • Roopods6

    The Nazis and the Communists couldn’t have achieved the level of tyranny if it hadn’t been for the Useful Idiot citizenry who willingly aided them. GI soldiers called them “Good Germans” after the end of hostilities who always told them they knew nothing about the atrocities their government was carrying out. As you can see the same type of mentality is here in America.

    “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -forever.” – George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty Four.

  • Ray Mc Hoffman

    They want to control all things in our life. As well as Spite true Southern people that Love our Flag along with the USA flag. I feel all this started when Obama took power; it was and is his plan and goal to turn whites and blacks against one another. To Race Bait and cause fights, death, and perhaps even War. While doing his Evil Race Baiting; people are not watching, listening to the Many other things he has done, is doing and will do while remaining in Power to further drag down America and Hand us over to Islam and Muslim World. Also; every time he meets with another public figure such as congress member, Governor, etc., doesn’t matter how well they had stood up for the Majority, they change over Night. Nikki Haley of South Carolina is proof of that. Somehow, someway, Obama got to her and she turned on almost All the people that put her in power to side with the Minority groups that are demanding everything. The more they get, the more they want. Nikki Haley, Obama and his so called wife Michelle are all a Huge disgrace to America. Shame on Nikki Haley she is busy sneaking around to get into National Stage. One thing for sure; She will NEVER get another vote from me.

  • Moloch

    Phuck you liberal jew. You are all that’s wrong with this country.

  • Ace Tyler

    I, myself, am tired of all these candy-asses finding BS reasons to be offended, just because everyone else is doing what they are told or what they are lead to believe. Grow a set America…and put your big boy britches on and stop whining! You aren’t offended…you’re simply TOLD to be…and you’re gullible enough to buy into it…

  • bondservant1

    I’m not a Trump supporter, but he was right about our not having time for political correctness.

  • shitcagosucks

    CONFEDERATE POWER!!!!!!!!

  • gc58

    Everything offends someone! He is probably offended that one of his freedoms has been taken from him.

  • Nathan Bastunas

    His grandmother had numbers on her arm? Yeah, right. Jews are so anti white.

  • Justin Wiliams

    Soon as people in support of the flag and in support of our countries freedoms assemble. All these cowards and spineless pussies will jump right on board like the sheep they are. Why aren’t people doing anything about the inner city violence that is spiraling out of control rather then worrying about a man with a rebel flag. I hope you traitors and back stabbers get your day. Least they believe in something. Most of the people that protest the flag don’t have a country. Don’t have a stance. Watch to much Tv and shit to menataly enslave there minds. They need a gov. to wipe there ass for them. I for one love the Usa but hats our gov. Institution that no longer upholds the constitution. This in the bill of rights. This is what founding fathers created for us so that when when any of rights are being stripped away we go to revolution to remove that corrupted gov. And reinstall a new one that enforces and secures the constitution. I highly support the rebel flag. It may have been used by racists for there own agenda but to me its a symbol of a cause to run out a currupted gov. Amen.

  • Justin Wiliams

    They are PUSSIES. They are spineless scared traitors to me. That is also a false police report. Why are they concerned about an American? Do they relize these people are there country men? Do they relize when Isis comes to chop there ugly heads off they protect them? Stupid mother tucker’s. I hate you cowards. I say to you all. Just leave. Your not welcome in America. Spineless traitors. America is strong and stays United. You try to devide us. Fuck you. I stand beside them and traitors will be held accountable. And you will abide like the little scared coward you are. Pusey.

  • Justin Wiliams

    We can use this rebel flag movement to fix the real problems in this country. One of them being getting the traitors out of Washington. Then to shut up the new loud mouth generation of pussies. Then get outstanding amount of violence down in the inner cities. I guess I pretty much just am a rebel. All my rants are protected by the constitution. Yeah. So fuck you.

  • Justin Wiliams

    I hope the south will rise again. This time they will win.

  • Joe Fucile

    Maybe the caller should put on her big girl pants.

  • ** Defiant Soul **

    So, the guy was walking “very deliberately”. How’s he supposed to be walking? Is he supposed to be doing the black shuffle?

    deliberately |diˈlibəritlē| adverb

    1 consciously and intentionally; on purpose

    2. in a careful and unhurried way

  • Wayne Washburn

    What a bunch of G.D. fairy’s .

  • There is currently little that angers the enemies of Southern heritage and culture more, than the banner of Southern defiance.

  • mjazzguitar

    Drive with an Israeli flag through Dearborn, MI, and the cops will stop you and the kids will vandalize your vehicle.

  • whitedevilmom

    Well good for the seller he didn’t have to close his booth over legal items for sale! Loved the part about Pride in his step!

  • Tom Slatton

    Since these people used 911 for non emergency complaints, why were they not cited?

  • Ian Robertson

    The one who called the cops is just another politically correct overly sensitive crybaby.

  • Daniel Lewis

    My grandmother had numbers…. Wah wah wah. I’m so sick of that bullshit excuse.