Video: 75-Year-Old Dawn Paulus May be Evicted for Flying American Flags

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Dawn Paulus, a 75-year-old woman, may be evicted for hanging three American flags from her balcony at a senior living complex in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Since Memorial Day weekend, the Housing Authority has ordered Paulus to remove the flags.

Paulus told the WNBC-TV: "I understand that's their rules, but I'm still sticking to my Constitutional rights."

Paul Rummerfield, Housing Authority Executive Director, defended the flag removal: "Let's just say you let somebody have a flag and somebody puts a hanging basket up there that's filled with dirt that may weight five to 10 pounds and comes crashing down on someone. It has a potential to hurt, then it's we didn't do enough to protect people."

"They say I should be shipped off to the Russian gulag, that I'm anti-American."

Paulus, who wants a legal opinion before she makes a final decision, added: "Our veterans gave their lives for us and this is why it's supposed to be freedom. But for me, I don't know if this is freedom if I can't fly my flag."


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