New Jersey Governor Temporarily Halts Policy that Would Allow Removal of American Flags from Turnpike

New Jerseyans have hung American flags above the Turnpike after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. A new policy was proposed to remove the dozens of flags that hung there. Outrage about the policy grew and the Democratic Governor Phil Murphy has halted the policy for the time being. He said, “I didn’t like what I heard. We’ve suspended that for the time being until we can find a good way forward. We’re the greatest nation on earth even though we are far from perfect and our flag represents that nation.” The Turnpike Authority’s rules don’t not allow “displays, posters, or placards, or display any advertising matter of any kind … on the roadway.” Two Republican state legislators say they will take action if Gov. Murphy doesn’t reverse the course of the policy and introduce a bill to make the American Flag exempt from this rule.

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