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9/11 Memorial Uprooted in Midday Protest (Flags taken down by college leftists)
The Middlebury Campus ^ | Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | Kyle Finck (and Zach Drennen)

Posted on 09/12/2013 6:55:48 AM PDT by kristinn

A 2,977 flag memorial was ripped out of the ground in front of Mead Memorial Chapel shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 by a group of five protestors claiming that the flags were on top of a sacred Abenaki burial site.

The flags — meant to commemorate each of the 2,977 lives taken in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks — have been posted in the grass between Mead Chapel and the Davis Family Library annually in a joint effort between the College Republicans and Democrats for nearly 10 years.

Ben Kinney ’15, president of the College Republicans, spent two hours putting the flags outside of Mead Chapel on Tuesday night, and happened to be walking up the hill towards the chapel when he saw four females and one male stuffing the miniature flags into black trash bags.

“I got there just as they were taking the very last of them out of the ground and putting them in piles,” he said. “At first, I the group was comprised of College Democrats helping put the flags away before the rain rolled in, but then I realized what they were doing.”

Kinney said the protestors told him they were “confiscating” the flags in protest of “America’s imperialism.”

Julia Madden ’14, was walking back from Proctor when she saw the five people uprooting the flags.

“I was just getting out of class, but when I saw what they were doing I decided to say something,” she said. “They were quickly putting them into two big plastic trash bags. I’m mad at myself for not being more aggressive. I was just dumbfounded.”

There was no discussion. No compromise. We asked if we could put them somewhere else, but they wouldn’t listen.”

Sasha Schell ’15 also walked by the protest.

“I was thinking to myself ‘why are people cleaning them up now and why are they doing it in such a hurried and haphazard manner?’ I went up and asked them what they were doing. They said ‘this is an Indian burial ground and you can’t have anything penetrating the earth.’”

“It is really disrespectful to our community. It is disrespectful to the firefighters who went into the towers to save people. Most of all, it is disrespectful to anybody who lost somebody on that day,” he said. “It was completely out of line for anybody to come remove those flags. This is a travesty.”

Kinney, who said he received permission to erect the memorial from Associate Dean of Students for Student Activities & Orientation JJ Boggs, said he had never seen protests against the yearly memorial during his time at the College.

“You can’t say that one death is more legitimate to commemorate than another,” he said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: middleburycollege; september11

1 posted on 09/12/2013 6:55:48 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

2 posted on 09/12/2013 6:58:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kristinn

Identify the students and reply appropriately.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 7:00:24 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: kristinn

We should create a fund to help leftists like this permanently emigrate to a country which reflects their values. Perhaps Russia, Cuba, China, or Iran would be more suitable for these ‘enlightened’ America-haters.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 7:02:52 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: kristinn

We have to realize that 9.11 wasn’t solely the work of Osama bin Laden, nut also of his muslim cohorts everywhere, and of Democrats like Obama as well as all the leftist organizations.

There is more and more evidence that Obama himself indeed was part of the attack.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 7:03:42 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: BenLurkin

Since when are Vandals to be considered protestors?

Oh thats right, the new reality considers Occupier types to be protestors.

Oh my.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 7:04:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Not just vandals, but thieves. Even if those flags only cost a buck a piece, taking all of them is grand larceny.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 7:07:41 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: kristinn

I certainly wouldn’t have let them walk off with my flags in a plastic trash bag.

That’s called theft. Charge them with it.

In reality it was time to open a can of Whoop-ass.


8 posted on 09/12/2013 7:08:57 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They are asking for a serious case of what goes around comes around.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 7:10:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Boogieman

Their removal is a felony that much I know.

how about we call them Felonious Punks?


11 posted on 09/12/2013 7:12:13 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Boogieman

Their removal is a felony that much I know.

how about we call them Felonious Punks?


12 posted on 09/12/2013 7:12:13 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Venturer
In reality it was time to open a can of Whoop-ass.

I'm proud to say that way back where I went to college, some 'Good Old Boys' would've quickly "handled" the situation.

13 posted on 09/12/2013 7:13:16 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Muzzie killing muzzie what's the downside and who am I to stop them ?)
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To: kristinn
Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont

In case anyone wants to take bike ride there.

14 posted on 09/12/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT by McGruff (No wars for Arab pipelines!)
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To: BenLurkin

the possibility of thier being an Abenaki ....? burial site there...about as great as there being such a site ANYWHERE in the area.

STOP ALL BUILDING....Gardening.....etc Just In Case there may have been an Abenaki burial site in whatever location one could imagine.

come to think of it...think of the deceased Insect Carcasses that might be disturbed by those flags


15 posted on 09/12/2013 7:15:46 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: kristinn

Doesn’t anyone up there have any balls? This story SHOULD be about 5 vicious beatings instead.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: kristinn

So they are using the old “sacred Indian burial grounds” claim again?


17 posted on 09/12/2013 7:28:55 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: kristinn
There was no discussion. No compromise.

No punishment either, it appears. I'll bet there would have been hell to pay if they were Democrat political signs instead of American flags.

18 posted on 09/12/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: kristinn

If they were so worried about sacred Indian burial grounds, why where they walking on it? Did no one have the back bone to take those flags from them, re plant them and stand guard? Where was the college discipline officer and when will they be suspended?


19 posted on 09/12/2013 7:33:41 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Why can’t we bring back F Troop and teach these kids something about real Indians!


20 posted on 09/12/2013 7:56:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kristinn

Imperialism? Where the HELL is this “empire”?


21 posted on 09/12/2013 8:04:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: kristinn

he college I almost went to, but didn’t.

The campus is beautiful. The student’s, not so much.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 8:12:21 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Hardraade

I agree with your last statement. You realize that we are in the minority on that though.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 8:15:52 AM PDT by sport
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To: kristinn

Abenaki?
They sure?


24 posted on 09/12/2013 8:24:56 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: kristinn

The sad part about this is that Americans have been brutally conditioned that they cannot, *must* not, *ever* resort to violence in the face of such offensive, heinous vandalism directed against the sacred.

It does not matter if the filth desecrate a church or a funeral or a cemetery, if they attack public speakers at the podium to shut them up and deny them their rights, if they assault people because of their race, or how they look, or what they wear or because they are military personnel or veterans, or for no reason at all.

You cannot, *must* not, *ever* resort to violence against such people. Why is that? I reject this restraint on good citizens.

Imagine what would have happened had a group of real men and women waded into that group of vandals and proceeded to give them a thumping. Literally to give them a “beating”. To leave them injured and mournful and afraid of spontaneous punishment for their vile behavior in the future.

While that might sound like a “radical” solution, I compare it to the right to self-defense.

THE SAME PEOPLE who insist that you cannot, *must* not, *ever* resort to violence against such people, are THE SAME PEOPLE who say that you should NEVER, EVER protect or defend yourself and your family with a gun against a violent criminal, that you should “leave it up to the police.”

They are THE SAME PEOPLE who insist that desecrating the flag is “free speech”; that Christian crosses to commemorate the dead are a “violation of church and state”; that schoolchildren must learn about homosexuality and Islam, but nothing about Christianity, etc., ad nauseum.

Reject their perverted paradigm.

If you see some disgusting individual committing an offensive act, and you are *able* to stop them, even with violence, you SHOULD do so.

Yes, you may get arrested for thrashing them. But you must have confidence in your peers who sit on the jury that they will agree with your justification. That they will reject punishing you for standing up for what is good and righteous. And that the idea of jury nullification will not be lost on them. And in doing so, they will join with you in condemning what the real offenders did.

And encouraging others to stand up for what is good and righteous, in the face of those who would demean and destroy it.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 8:25:41 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Same here - when I went to UVM in the early 80’s some group of degenerates built a ‘shanty town’ and occupied it on our campus green. One night, when they were all at some protest elsewhere, two trucks ran over and demolished the ‘town’ and the university removed the wreckage.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 8:51:39 AM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: Slump Tester
Doesn’t anyone up there have any balls?

Pertinent question, and the answer is “a few”, but the size of the group is rapidly decreasing.

It’s the subtle but intended result of suspending elementary school children when they even talk about guns, draw cartoons, make hand gestures or physically defend themselves. They now live in a world that sends them to the principal’s office if wearing a tee shirt with an American Flag.

My pre-teen grandson is competent with my M1 Garand (at a family-oriented public range) and both his father and I are poised for any 2A issue that may be generated at his school.
***********
Gramsci: “Infiltrate…political parties, churches, labor unions, universities, the media, community groups, etc…turn them into revolutionary vehicles.”

27 posted on 09/12/2013 9:46:04 AM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." -from a guy who never had a real job and couldn't feed his family)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

They’d be cool with a wind turbine there or a Lenin statue.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 9:57:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: kristinn

I miss the good ol’ days when fools would have gotten their asses whipped for doing this.......


29 posted on 09/12/2013 10:01:59 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: kristinn

Things like this make me glad I’ve already graduated. There would’ve been some very harsh words said to these people had I been there.


30 posted on 09/13/2013 6:25:49 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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