The CEO of Camping World, a major RV retailer, Marcus Lemonis, has been fined for breaking a city ordinance that governed the size of flags.
Marcus Lemonis admits that he broke the city ordinance, but he does not care: “There’s no question that I violated that ordinance,” the businessman reported to Fox News, “When veterans show up at the stores for the flag raisings, and when they come on Saturdays and do their veteran rides, and they weep at the bottom of the flagpole, that’s the conviction that I need to say it’s just not going to come down. I would rather go to jail.”
If Lemonis continues to refuse to pay a fine, he will ultimately go to jail. If he refuses to go to jail, he will be killed. The government is the entity that has a monopoly on violence, and it uses that violence to enforce the law. The government, at threat of death, blocking a civilian from flying a flag of a certain size seems like clear abuse of power. It is a clear infringement on freedom of speech.
The most interesting thing behind this story is that Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis is a well-known liberal that has spoken out against President Trump, yet what he is dealing with now is actually the same leftist ideological control he advocates for by supporting the Democrat Party.
Hopefully, he will learn how God-given freedoms cannot be handed over to any political platform that identifies with the communist ideology.