The student council at the University of California at Irvine voted 6-4 Thursday to ban all flags — including the American flag — from display in the student government offices’ lobby in an effort to be “more inclusive.”
The resolution states that “the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” It also says, “Flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism, but also construct cultural mythologies and narratives that in turn charge nationalistic sentiments.”
Who are these anti-American idiots sitting on the student government council? If you don’t like our country, our flag and our freedoms why are you living here? Don’t let the door hit you in the backside on your way out. My suggestion for a new ZIP code … Perhaps you should live in Iran, Russia or North Korea — all enemies of America who hate our way of life. Perhaps you’d enjoy wearing a burka or being stoned to death under Sharia Law for “offending” a jihadist with a machete. Good luck.
The four who voted against the offensive ban? Bravo. You get that there are millions of oppressed people throughout the world who don’t enjoy even basic human rights, no less Freedom of Speech. Thank you for defending the American flag and the countless freedoms it represents — freedoms our brave men and women in uniform fought and died for.
Then there’s the two cowards who abstained from the vote. They sound like future Washington politicians who vote “present” at critical times instead of a Yay or Nay in order to skirt being held accountable for their voting record. Memo: Get a spine now before we’re no longer “The Land of The Free.”
It’s no secret that students of all ages are being indoctrinated with anti-American themes by radical left-wing professors who blame America for all the world’s sins. Never mind that these unappreciative folks live in the greatest country in the world that gives them an abundance of freedoms unknown to millions suffering under Islamist regimes and Communist dictatorships.
Thankfully, the president of the student government association at UC Irvine came out strongly against the flag ban, and its executive Cabinet voted last night to veto it. A two-thirds majority of the council could override it, but here’s hoping love of liberty prevails.
Until then, every American should recite the Pledge of Allegiance to their kids at the dinner table tonight.
I know I will.
Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Boston Herald Drive” on Herald Radio and WMEX 1510 AM weekdays from 7-9 a.m. Follow Adriana on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.