Barren flagpole at Hampshire College this Sunday morning
Hampshire College has symbolically seceded from The Union, although I'm sure the Governor or President will not bother sending in troops to bring them back into the fold. No great loss.
Last week Hampshire College acquiesced in the best Neville Chamberlain fashion to the vocal minority and lowered the flag to half staff as a sign of mourning over the surprising election of a Presidential candidate not of their choosing.
Since our flag is only lowered to honor and remember the dead, doing so for petty reasons only demeans the sacred act itself. A better choice would be to fly the flag upside down as a symbol of distress.
Then after miscreant students burned the flag they put up a new one in time for Veteran Day, but still at half staff.
But now they have sunk even lower by removing the American flag entirely. Although the brave bureaucrats chose the perfect time as area colleges and UMass take a Thanksgiving break and then we're on a fast track to Christmas, err, the "Holiday Season," and the end of the semester.
Although as of Monday morning a flag is still flying at Hampshire College PD
It would be one thing if Hampshire College were an upstanding good citizen of Amherst but they are the only tax exempt institute of higher education who pays nothing for our vital ambulance and fire department protection and yet continually tie up AFD with "cooking smoke" false alarms.
And they loved getting all the free press from the left leaning bricks and mortar media for their scholarship program for undocumented students who do not have official citizenship.
So yeah Hampshire College, by all means, lets welcome those who come to this great country to make a better life for themselves through education but at the same time show disrespect for the ultimate symbol of who and what we are: the American flag.
Amherst College flag atop Johnson Chapel. That's the way I always heard it should be