Nick’s Flags – For Freedom and Truth
Wellesley, Massachusetts – On Saturday, Nick Sheridan drove his pickup through town with both a Confederate Flag and an American Flag in the back, when someone took a picture. That photo elicited some strong emotions both on Facebook and on the page of his local news station.
Wellesley is part of the Greater Boston area, and is a relatively affluent city. Nick was an Army Infantryman, and former firefighter/EMT. He has worked with “people of color” for years with no issues.
Facts? We don’t need no stinking facts!
He has been under a constant barrage of liberal nonsense since he grew up wanting to serve in the US Army. It IS Massachusetts, a huge bastion of liberal thought. While we won’t go into the depths of the problems he has faced in this short article, he has refused to bow to the liberal politically correct ideas that wish to silence his voice. Liberals never see the true facts of an issue, they simply demand that everyone conform to their way of thinking.
On Saturday, as reported by The Swellesley Report, Nick drove through Wellesley with his flags flying proudly from the back of his pickup when someone took a picture and gave it to the local news outlet. The result has been a constant barrage of criticism directed at him. Here is a screenshot of some of the comments to the Swellesley report:
“I don’t care what color, creed, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc. you are, I will still risk my ass to pull your ass out of a burning building. Underneath all these layers we’re all human. I fly the Southern Cross and American Flag because Americans, all human, died for these flags and they are a deep and extremely important part of our country’s history. I wish people would be less ignorant and do their homework before calling me a racist…
I can’t stand the liberal attitude up here that is “everyone has equal rights.. Except you I don’t like how you exercise yours.” There’s plenty of things I see that I don’t like or agree with, but I’d never try to deprive that person so I mind my own business. I can’t tell you how many times growing up in this town I was mocked, teased, bullied, and ridiculed for wanting to be a firefighter [and] serve in the military.” Nick Sheridan
Nick has endeavored to comment to everyone who has criticized his actions. He says he is not afraid to stand up for what he feels is important. The anger directed at him is but a microcosm of the anger that is floating around the nation on both sides. The challenge is to stand firm against it.
Not alone, it is not a black vs white issue
Nick is not alone in his feelings about the Rebel Flag. One homeowner, Edward Filipiak, took his flags down in Taunton, but put them back up in defiance of the prevailing attitudes. A black man, Willie McPherson, who was flying the Rebel flag from his pickup was stopped by an unknown white man who asked why. Willie replied that is was his “heritage.” [The white man is NOT Nick Sheridan]
Kaponolani Lee, a southern gentleman, told us he proudly flies his Southern Cross from the window in his home. From the vehicle, from the porch, from the windows, from poles in their front yards, all across the nation, people are angry that their right to fly the flag is being quashed by liberals whose desire is to control the freedoms of others as well as label everyone “racist” who doesn’t agree with them.
Nick says he works hard to teach his two daughters how to stand up for freedom and truth. His friends say they admire his unbreakable spirit, and ability to persevere and still be happy. He – and the nation – have long battles ahead.
“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered…” Thomas Paine (1737-1809)