La Harpe, IL. (ECWd) -
It started out as something as simple as complaining about the torn and tattered United States Flag at the town entrance, and ended up with a councilman name-calling on social media.
Mr. Ed Perce posted a picture on Facebook complaining of the torn and tattered flag located at the otherwise welcoming entrance into La Harpe, Illinois, noting that of all months, July should not be the month with a flag in this condition flying as a representation of the city.
Instead of just fixing the problem, La Harpe City Councilman Kenny Foster had to get all bent out of shape and start name-calling in the same post he made saying the flag was replaced. Using terms like "media-whores" and complaining of posting "shit like this" towards the poster. Followed up by telling another citizen to "shut the hell up." Classy...
Comments like these from city councilmen are generally frowned upon, especially when targeted at the citizens they represent.
Foster's facebook page purports to show he is former military, except it is unclear in which capacity he may have served as there are no subdued (or otherwise) rank on the uniform, and if he did serve, he should know that when flags get torn and tattered they get replaced.
It is this type of attitude by elected officials that foster (pun intended) mistrust of local governments.
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