University Said Flag Was Offensive, So Frat Replaced It With Bigger Flag

 A Stanford University honcho advised a fraternity last year to take down an American flag for fear of “offending people”, however the frat hit back in the most patriotic way possible.

A Stanford University honcho advised a fraternity last year to take down an American flag for fear of "offending people", however the frat hit back in the most patriotic way possible.

 It is heartening, then, to read that when the Stanford administrator dared “imply that the American flag, as a symbol, could be intimidating, aggressive or alienating,” the frat he was advising responded by “instead choosing to replace it with an even bigger one.”

 This was absolutely the right response. As Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said in his too-little-appreciated valedictory speech on the Senate floor in 2017:

America has made a greater contribution than any other nation to an international order that has liberated more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have been the greatest example, the greatest supporter and the greatest defender of that order. We aren’t afraid. We don’t covet other people’s land and wealth. We don’t hide behind walls. We breach them. We are a blessing to humanity.

 Washington Examiner reports: Americans give more in aid to other nations, and to impoverished populations or those beset by tragedy, than any other people. We have sacrificed the most lives on behalf of the freedom and security of others. We have served as an inspiration for virtually every nation in the world that features a republican form of government.

 Yet, largely because our education system remains a shambles, especially when it comes to teaching history and civics, we have now raised at least two generations not just too ignorant to know the facts or context of American leadership in so much of what is good, but also too incurious and clueless about how to make cogent assessments of such considerations.

Anti-American epidemic

 Now we face what the sponsor survey cited by Bedard called an “epidemic of anti-Americanism.” Half of millennials think the country is racist and sexist, and nearly two-fifths think our history is nothing to be proud of.

 In light of those numbers, perhaps it is heartening, in a weird way, that only 19 percent of millennials think our flag is “a sign of intolerance and hatred.” Four-fifths, then, do not automatically agree with the benighted Stanford administrator who suggested the flag should be taken down.

 Whole volumes could be written about what makes this nation a beacon of light for the world. In the absence of time to write those volumes, though, it’s not a bad idea to buy, and display, bigger American flags.

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 The US Supreme Court sided with President Trump over sanctuary cities today in a 5-4 decision.

The court ruled the government has the power to detain people who are facing deportation because of the crimes they committed.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined justices Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh in the majority. reported:

A divided U.S. Supreme Court bolstered the government’s power to detain people who are facing deportation because of crimes they committed, siding with the Trump administration in a clash with implications for so-called sanctuary cities.

The case focused on non-citizen legal residents who serve a criminal sentence, get released and later are arrested by federal immigration agents.

The 5-4 ruling Tuesday said those people aren’t entitled to a bond hearing, and the possibility of re-release, while the Homeland Security Department presses its case for deportation. The ruling reversed a decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In announcing the decision from the bench, Justice Samuel Alito said the lower court had made a “policy judgment” using reasoning that “makes a mockery” of the federal immigration laws…

…Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh joined the majority, but they splintered in their reasoning.

Thomas and Gorsuch didn’t agree with all of Alito’s opinion. They said courts lack power to consider issues involving the detention of non-citizens until those people are facing a deportation order.


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