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Video: U.S. flag called unacceptable ‘political statement’ at Harvard

US_Flag_Backlit1It seems that political correctness has created an entire generation of thin-skinned crybabies who simply can’t stand the notion of free speech.  Nor, it seems, can they stand the sight of the flag of the nation whose Constitution guarantees free speech.

While appearing on Fox News, Harvard student Rachel Huebner recalled an incident in which one special snowflake couldn’t stand the sight of an American flag.

The Daily Wire reported:

In an incident in which a student was offended by the American flag, Huebner recalled the story of a friend, who was stopped by his roommate from hanging Old Glory on a wall in their residence apartment.

“My friend, who’s a freshman, on the first day of college took out an American flag from his suitcase, and his roommate stopped him, saying that the presence of the flag on the wall was a political statement that he was unwilling to make,” said Huebner.

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Here’s video of the segment:

In an op-ed at her college paper, the Harvard Crimson, she wrote:

The rise of safe spaces has also deeply encroached upon open dialogue and free expression. It is ironic that while the origins of the term safe space can be found in the 20th century women’s movement, where it “implies a certain license to speak and act freely,” today the term has come to be associated with precisely the opposite: the inability to speak freely. Journalists have been silenced in the name of safe spaces and debates have been barred. Books have been banned and conversation topics prohibited.

Sounds an awful lot like Orwell’s “1984” to me.  But this is where our alleged “institutes of higher learning” are now.  And what’s scary is that the kids in these schools today will be the leaders of the future.

God help us.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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