Thank God for these veterans who stood firm in protest for the American flag as snowflakes took down the American flag at Hampshire College. They were not happy the college took down the flag earlier in the week due to the Donald Trump winning the General Election.
This is disgusting and disrespectful to every man and woman who has fought for that flag. You hate this country so much that you’re banning the biggest symbol of freedom that we have? You don’t have to stay here.
As a veteran, I am truly saddened by this disrespectful act. My fellow brothers and sisters have sacrificed with blood sweat and tears and their lives to keep our country free. If this college is receiving any Federal money, it should be revoked immediately. This includes any Federal student loans.
At least one thousand veterans gathered in Amherst this afternoon to protest the removal of the American flag at Hampshire College. 22news spoke to protesters about why they strongly disagreed with the college’s decision.
Freedom is not free. That’s the lesson that hundreds of veterans, their families and friends and other local residents hoped to teach students at Hampshire College Sunday afternoon.
Jerry Maguire, Veteran said, “They took down my flag, they have a right to that, I’m here to defend their right to do that but I want them to understand how bad that hurts me.”
Hundreds gathered to show their support of the American flag and what it stands for after the College removed the flag on campus earlier this week following the presidential election results. A decision by the college that outraged many.
David Soucy, a Veteran told 22News, “I was in Iraq 18 months. I got hurt, spent time at Walter Reed. I came home and there’s no way I’ll let anyone take down the flag, no way. It means a lot to me and my brothers.”
People came from all over New England to attend this protest. The news of the flag being taken down upset Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno who stood in solidarity with veterans Sunday.
This is the United States. Perhaps someone who is ashamed of what their country stands for might consider another country?
No nation is perfect, and these people banning and burning the flag have lost all rational perspective. Individual people do bad things and should be confronted in relationship, but the nation stands for something and freedom is worth believing in. Unless, of course, you’re only okay with freedom if it agrees with you.
In that case, an oppressive communist country may suit you best. I hear North Korea captures people who wander too close.
We really need to get a handle on this progressive liberal lunacy, that has infected our country! It’s time to drain the swamp of liberalism, socialism, and overall unhinged stupidity!
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