Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fly the Flag

For John, BLUFWorthless Administrators.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

This article is by Correspondent Martha Schick of The Boston Globe.  And the dateline was 21 November.

The headline doesn't identify the college, but in the story we find it is the innovative and experimental Hampshire College, located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Here is the lede plus several:

Hampshire College has taken down the American flag after it was burned two days following the presidential election, with the leader of the Amherst campus calling it “a disruptive symbol.”

Jonathan Lash, president of the private liberal arts college, said administrators initially replaced the flag with the intention of recognizing “the strong feelings of those who see the flag as a statement of the best of the country.”

But on Friday, Lash sent a campuswide e-mail saying the flagpole would remain bare until next semester at the earliest.

By removing the flag, the college will seek to “focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors,” Lash wrote. Many alleged hate crimes have been reported in Massachusetts and elsewhere since Donald Trump’s election.

Here is my bottom line.  I don't care about that 49er Quarterback who won't stand for the National Anthem and I don't care about kids who burn the American Flag.  However, I am very disappointed in any governmental or educational organization, or other organization, that would not fly the American Flag from its flagpole.  Rather than being an exercise of a First Amendment right, it is a direct insult to the rest of the citizenry.

Shame, I say.  Shame.  Shame on Hampshire College.

See also this Blog Post. Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Shouldn't the Town of Amherst change its name, in shame, over its association with Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst?
  I guess they could appeal to Citizens United.

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