On a different note, my landlord made me take down my black flag a few minutes ago… The exchange went something like this:
LL: What does the flag mean? Me: Anarchism. LL: Ok, the only flag you can fly is the American (U.S.) flag. Me: Why? LL: That’s the policy. [The lease requires I sign away something even the government says is my right] Me: Okaaaay… LL: I’m all for free speech. Me: … (stunned) LL: You can believe anything you want, but I own the building, so you have to take it down.
Wow, I get to believe anything I want, so long as I don’t actually express it, huh? Gee, thanks! I guess didn’t know that’s what free speech (which, again, the government itself has defined as free expression) really meant.
Just in case anyone is wondering, the company in question has a website, complete with contact information :-).