The Washington Post reports that the petition will be presented the Virginia state House and Senate, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Congress and President Obama. Man, they want the full force of the law to land on the Virginia Flaggers, don't they?
But this flag is on private property.
This isn't the first time flag-haters have attempted to get the flag off private property. Kristin Konate collected signatures via an online petition to keep the first flag from going up near Richmond, in Chester. She gathered 20,000 signatures. The flag went up anyway and is still there, unless it has fallen prey to vandalism and/or theft the past few hours.
What this illustrates is the leftist's disregard for the rule of law. The flag is on private property and the government has no authority to tell people what flags they cannot fly on their property. Doesn't matter. Leftists see government as their Big Mama to comfort and soothe them when something happens they don't like, and, paradoxically, their personal thumb-breaker to coerce those who do something they don't like. Doesn't matter if its legal and protected by law. What matter to them is how they feel and what they want.
It wasn't long ago that the flag on private property would be protected by law -- but now that's questionable. Considering the recent Supreme Court decisions, we can no longer expect Constitutional norms to be respected. Laws and rulings will be subjected to the force of whim.
The court showed us long ago that it does not hold human life sacred. These most recent cases show that the court no longer rules on the basis of the Constitution, but on the personal whim and the ideological beliefs of the individual justices. Perhaps it isn't likely, but it is very possible that the SCOTUS will abolish private property rights to appease the whim of the NAACP, which will be the end of the rule of law and the end of Constitutional protection ... of anything.