University Students Votes to Make American Flag "Optional"

By Todd Starnes

Students at the University of California Davis proved you don't need a Bic lighter to desecrate Old Glory -- you just need a majority vote.

The UC Davis Student Senate passed legislation revoking a long-standing rule that required the American flag "stand visibly" at every senate meeting. 

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"It shall not be compulsory for the flag of the United State (sic) of America to be displayed at the ASUCD Senate meetings," the new legislation declares. 

Ironically, the author of the anti-American bill is a student who recently became a naturalized citizen. 

"The concept of the United States of America and patriotism is different for every individual," Itmar Waksman told the CBS news affiliate in Sacramento. 

Under the new rules, any senator who wants to display Old Glory must file a petition. 

"It will then be at the discretion of the Senate Pro Tempore whether to approve, reject or set the decision to a vote of the Senate," the bill reads. 

Sadly, there are plenty of young people at UC Davis who share Mr. Waksman's sick and twisted ideology. One student explained her rage against the flag in a Facebook post:

"Why do you feel that advocating for the U.S. flag that represents a history of genocide, slavery, and imperialism is more important than stuff that actually matters like I don't know, the violence against our LGBTQ Brown and Black students, rising tuition, resources for our students without homes," she fumed. "What a waste of time."

A waste of time?

Try telling that to the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces - who put their lives on the line every day so that perpetually offended snowflakes can spit on America? 

Try telling that to our Wounded Warriors - whose arms and legs were blown off - fighting for our freedom. Without their sacrifice we would not be the  land of the free or the home of the brave. 

But concepts like duty and honor and courage, God and Country, are lost on many of the perpetually offended generation. 

UC Davis student Michael Gofman understands those concepts. His parents fled the Soviet Union so their family could have a better life. Michael was one of the few students to oppose the flag bill.

He told Fox 40 in Sacramento that "every student on this campus owes a lot to this country whether they know it or not, and that creating a bill that takes steps to ban he flag is a slap in the face."

And there are some patriots around campus who agree with this courageous young man. One supporter responded to those posting hateful messages about our nation. 

"That flag represents the freedom you have to make such a comment," the supporter wrote. "Try going to North Korea and expressing those kinds of opinions about the state. You won't get far. The United States is by no means perfect in anyone's eyes. I think we can all agree on that point. But that flag by far represents the freest nation on Earth. That is a privilege you should honor, not trash."

We have two courses of action. First, you should contact the UC Davis Alumni Association. Encourage them to withhold donations until this unpatriotic bill is reversed.

Second, revoke federal student loans for every senator who supported the bill. It's hypocritical for the young lawmakers to take taxpayer money from the very nation and government they despise. 

As for Mr. Waksman, we are honored to welcome people from other nations - those willing to come here legally - those yearning to breathe free. But it's incredibly impolite to disrespect the nation that gave you refuge. 

So, Mr. Waksman, if you have a problem with the Red, White & Blue, I would encourage you to go back to wherever you came from. 

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