Skip to comments.Amherst Residents "Furious" Over US Flag
Posted on 09/11/2001 12:56:51 PM PDT by pabianice
A day late, but...
Last night's news carried this item. Some residents in Amherst, MA (Amherst College, Univ. of Massachusetts) are "furious" that the US flag has remained up after Labor Day. They consider the US flag a symbol of racism, imperialism, and evil, and have demanded that it be taken down. The matter has reached the selectmen and town manager for action.
In light of today's events, I think this item is particularly relevant, and says volumes about Amherst, MA, and the surrounding area.
This day is going to galvanize the formerly laid back patriots throughout our nation. Our college and university campuses that ritulistically hate our country are part of the problem. The solution will not be pretty. Radical faculty and students will probably be set upon, hopefully soon.
Thanks! I agree! What a bunch of morons.
I am going to drive up there with a nice big AMERICAN FLAG in my truck's back window, and I DEFY someone to tell me to take it down, particularly now!
You would not believe the depths that liberalism can reach until you hit Amhearst/Northampton, Massachusetts.
or about the people who actually complained.
I was invited by columnist Izzy Lyman, and responded to her cry on this!
While at the town meeting, one of the left wingers there was offended/frightened because he sat next to me! I was wearing my "Imagine World Police" T-shirt which I wore to protest the flying of the U.N. Flag instead of the United States flag in the front of the Amherst Town Hall. This weasel, who was about 6'2". and 195 pounds, sounded like a true coward, and stated to the council that he was intimidated by my presence!!
After he made his cowardly reponse, I walked right up to the front of the council, sat down in the chair in front, and spoke to the people of Amherst.
I explained how I was outraged by the accusation that anyone should be ofended by the fact they sat next to a patriotic American! I reminded the people that the People of Massachusetts were the brave ones who started the United States revolution with the Minutemen and the battle of known as the shot heard round the world.
I then went on to chastise them, for thye ashamedly flew the UN flag, yet the American Flag had to be hung in controversy, and now they are taking them down by order. They never ordered them to go up in anyones memory.
That's right, no one in memory ever thought of putting up a flag display for any patriotic reason.
I went on how I was a Marine veteran, one off the coast of Iran for the Hostage Rescue Attempt in Iran, and that one of my clearest memories was of the Iranian criminal student burning our flag, and how that offended me.
What also offended me there, was this communist, brainwashed woman who got up to say how the flag represented a terrorist nation, the U.S was a terrorist nation!!
There is an add-on to this story. I was contacted by some of the people who are involved in this, and when we heard of the murderous actions this morning in Washington and New York City, we went and put the flags back up, and hung them at half-mast in memorium. People from all over the town came up to us and thanked us, from the Police to the average citizen. What is ironic, is that they had to be 'stolen' from the town garage where they were kept. the town garage people said, "Hey, we don't know where the flags are", then pointed with their fingers after opening up the closet...you get the idea...
One of the town councilmen heard of the flag raising today, and even though he was one of them that opposed the hanging of the flags, he immediately joined in. We did not give him grief, he understood this WAS a time to hang them, he will have to learn on his own...
This is not witty. This is not funny. This is a disgrace.
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