“Protect Our Flag Act” Colleges Are in For a Rude Awakening – No Flag, No Funds
The Boston Globe
A bill that would forbid federal funding to any “institution or higher education that removes, censors, takes down, prohibits, or otherwise halts display of a flag of the United States” has been signed by 54 Republican law makers.
H.B. 6433 or the “Protect Our Flag Act” is sponsored by Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio).
The measure has been introduced and was referred to the House Education and Workforce Committee on Friday.
This is a backlash from the actions of an American College who thought it wise to follow the whining of its students and removed the American flag in protest.
After the U.S. flag was burned in protest following the Presidential Election, Hampshire College (Massachusetts) decided to remove it from its premises.
As you can imagine, this did not sit very well with many Americans. In fact, Veterans from all over the country came together in protests of the college’s actions.
Even the popular celebrity host Mike Rowe chimed in on the topic while answering a question from a reader named Susanne. -“The thing about ‘mere symbols’ Susanne, is that they represent ‘mere ideas,’ and ‘mere ideas’ are the backbone of ‘mere humanity.’ In the case of the flag, we’re talking about ideas that are wrapped into the Constitution – a document that separates us from every other country on the planet.” He went on to add “As for Hampshire College, I’m afraid you’re mistaken. If you check the link I provided in my original post, you’ll see that several forms of federal funding are readily available to their students. Also, according to their site, you’ll notice that the flag is once again flying at full staff. I’ll take no credit for this, if you offer no blame. Deal?”
It looks like Mr. Rowe is still dealing with “dirty jobs.” You handled that one like a pro sir. Well said.
Between Mike Turner and Mike Rowe I believe we’re on the right track.
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