The Oconee County Sheriff's Office received a complaint Tuesday about Confederate flags displayed on county property, so Chief Deputy J. Lee Weems said he personally went to investigate.
What happened next led the Georgia sheriff to post a pointed response on his office's Facebook page.
First of all, Weems said the flags were on private property.
"One flag is the 1864 Confederate National Flag," he wrote, "and the other is the 1956 Georgia State Flag."
But even if they were on county property, Weems said the display wouldn't be criminal.
"We are well known around here for being supporters of the Second Amendment. We're pretty fond of the First Amendment as well," he continued. "In fact, the only Amendment we really aren't fond of is the 16th Amendment. (Now you all you folks that didn't pay attention in 7th grade Civics have to look that one up. I'm sneaky that way)."
At least the call came in on a non-emergency line.
A few detractors replied to Weems' post, but most comments were decidedly enthusiastic:
Oh, and regarding Weems' lack of fondness for the 16th Amendment? "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."
(H/T: Right Wing News)
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