images Palm Beach County has a long history of opposing the display of American flags - remember Donald Trump's flag flap? This time, officials are telling a 24-year-old USMC veteran that he can't fly an American flag without permits (that cost hundreds of dollars) for a flagpole. Several folks have stepped up to help him get the required permits, but as municipalities face large budget deficits and other challenges, it's hard to understand why they'd be spending time and money hassling veterans who fought for our freedoms - including the right to fly our national symbol. Here's a link to the news story about the former U.S. Marine who has been told his flagpole violates Hypoluxo code.