Old Glory flies again as college that refused to fly American flag relents

It took thousands of protesters at Hampshire College in Massachusetts to overturn a decision by the president to take down the American flag following the election of Donald Trump.  But yesterday, the lying president relented and agreed to fly the flag again, but only after making the preposterous statement that politics played no part in his decision.

Fox News:

The college in Amherst had lowered the U.S. flag to half-staff after Election Day. The flag was found burned on Veterans Day, and the school chose to stop flying it – and any other flags – a week later.

"We understand that many who hold the flag as a powerful symbol of national ideals and their highest aspirations for the country -- including members of our own community -- felt hurt by our decisions, and that we deeply regret," the college's president, Jonathan Lash, stated Friday. He added, "We did not lower the flag to make a political statement. ... We acted solely to facilitate much-needed dialogue on our campus about how to dismantle the bigotry that is prevalent in our society."

The school's choice to stop flying the flag triggered widespread condemnation and a protest by veterans groups and their supporters outside campus. Last weekend, dozens of vets and other activists held American flags and chanted, "U.S.A.," in a rally that organizers called a "peaceful demonstration of freedom."

Mayor Domenic Sarno of nearby Springfield and others at the rally said the school's decision disrespected veterans and current military members.

In video that aired Wednesday on "The O'Reilly Factor," Fox News' Jesse Watters confronted Lash, who refused to comment on the controversy at that time.

"Hampshire staff and faculty have led facilitated discussions, I have held multiple focus group sessions, and all of our students, faculty, and staff have been invited to contribute their opinions, questions, and perspectives about the U.S. flag. This is what free speech looks like," Lash said Friday.   

No, this is what cowardice looks like.  The president hid behind his "facilitated discussions" to make a decision any three-year-old could have made: fly the damn flag.

Think about it.  Any time the last few years that leftist school administrators have made an idiotic decision like suspending a student for eating a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun or wearing an American flag T-shirt, they invariably back off and then claim that their actions were "misunderstood."  From grade school to college, it's always the same: people are attacking them because they don't understand the nuance of their positions.

It's a load of crap, and they should always be called out for it.

It's getting to be real annoying when these hard-left mountebanks refuse to take responsibility for their insane actions. 

It took thousands of protesters at Hampshire College in Massachusetts to overturn a decision by the president to take down the American flag following the election of Donald Trump.  But yesterday, the lying president relented and agreed to fly the flag again, but only after making the preposterous statement that politics played no part in his decision.

Fox News:

The college in Amherst had lowered the U.S. flag to half-staff after Election Day. The flag was found burned on Veterans Day, and the school chose to stop flying it – and any other flags – a week later.

"We understand that many who hold the flag as a powerful symbol of national ideals and their highest aspirations for the country -- including members of our own community -- felt hurt by our decisions, and that we deeply regret," the college's president, Jonathan Lash, stated Friday. He added, "We did not lower the flag to make a political statement. ... We acted solely to facilitate much-needed dialogue on our campus about how to dismantle the bigotry that is prevalent in our society."

The school's choice to stop flying the flag triggered widespread condemnation and a protest by veterans groups and their supporters outside campus. Last weekend, dozens of vets and other activists held American flags and chanted, "U.S.A.," in a rally that organizers called a "peaceful demonstration of freedom."

Mayor Domenic Sarno of nearby Springfield and others at the rally said the school's decision disrespected veterans and current military members.

In video that aired Wednesday on "The O'Reilly Factor," Fox News' Jesse Watters confronted Lash, who refused to comment on the controversy at that time.

"Hampshire staff and faculty have led facilitated discussions, I have held multiple focus group sessions, and all of our students, faculty, and staff have been invited to contribute their opinions, questions, and perspectives about the U.S. flag. This is what free speech looks like," Lash said Friday.   

No, this is what cowardice looks like.  The president hid behind his "facilitated discussions" to make a decision any three-year-old could have made: fly the damn flag.

Think about it.  Any time the last few years that leftist school administrators have made an idiotic decision like suspending a student for eating a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun or wearing an American flag T-shirt, they invariably back off and then claim that their actions were "misunderstood."  From grade school to college, it's always the same: people are attacking them because they don't understand the nuance of their positions.

It's a load of crap, and they should always be called out for it.

It's getting to be real annoying when these hard-left mountebanks refuse to take responsibility for their insane actions. 

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