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The group Firefighters Lobbying Against Knuckleheaded Extremist Styles is actively lobbying Congress for legislation giving it the right to alter all images of Ben Franklin.
At issue is his shoulder-length hair, says a FLAKES spokesman. The group, which operates out of a 1950s era backyard bomb shelter, says today's digital technology would allow them to alter every image of Franklin.
Their aim, says the FLAKES spokesman, is to give Franklin a proper flattop military haircut. FLAKES has several artist renditions of how they want Franklin to look.
The group says it got the idea when stories of an English firefighter in a flap over whether or not he could wear a ponytail made its way across the Atlantic. The group says that Franklin, considered the father of volunteer firefighting, should also be forced to look like everybody else.
When asked if the group was advocating a society as George Orwell laid out in his book "1984", the FLAKES spokesman said, "I don't know who this Orwell fellow is, but if he needs a proper haircut, we'll give him one."
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