God we love Mike Rowe. He’s a true America icon and a damn good TV host. He’s also a realist and someone who needs more airtime across this country.
Recently you may have seen students burning the American flag and Donald Trump saying that the practice should be outlawed. Well we agree with Trump here. But these students are at colleges that accept tens of millions of dollars every year from the government. These colleges are also bowing to liberal ideologies and taking down American flags because they might be offensive to some. Which is total bullshit. People need to toughen up.
Mike Rowe’s response to these colleges and students? If You Hate America, Don’t Accept Federal Aid.
Be sure to click the see more link there to view that entire post. If you can’t read it, here’s the part that matters:
At Hampshire College, The President, Jonathan Lash, has actually removed the flag from his campus, in response to students who expressed “fear and discomfort” when confronted by the sight of Old Glory. He offered this explanation: “Removing the flag from our campus will better enable us to focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”
As I dropped one of those giant round ice cubes into a tumbler of Whistle Pig, I couldn’t help but wonder if President Lash was unaware that billions of people around the world are routinely subjected to horrific levels of racism, misogyny, and bigotry that far exceed any injustice in modern-day America. Furthermore, I was curious to know if President Lash really believed that removing our flag is a better way to assuage the fears of his frightened students, than simply educating them about the undeniable fact that no country on the planet affords its citizens more liberty than this one? Finally, I found myself wondering as to why the President of Hampshire College would allow his students to pay for their tuition with federal dollars – federal dollars provided by the same government whose flag was no longer suitable to fly at his school.
Here’s the problem. Tuition at Hampshire College is about $60,000 a year. That’s not a problem because it’s expensive – it’s a problem because 85% of Hampshire students qualify for some form of federal financial aid. http://bit.ly/2gsZxnk. That means that We the People are enabling schools like Hampshire to sell a liberal arts degree for approximately $250,000. With $1.3 trillion dollars of student debt currently on the books, I found myself thinking how nice it would be to hear a more persuasive argument from those who will happily take money from a country whose flag they despise.
This is possibly the best argument yet from ANYONE about flag burning and about the whiny liberal snowflakes that are a complete and utter virus in our society.
Don’t be swayed by them, be proud of your country because it’s better than every other place out there.