A student at the University of California – Davis has passed a bill to make the display of the American flag at university government meetings optional, “because it is the United States flag … it’s a touchy subject to talk about.”
Just yesterday, a report went viral of baseball sports reporter Craig Calcaterra tweeting out his disgust with the American flag being displayed while giving honor to our men and women of service during a baseball game. Now, the left is at it again at UC Davis.
A student senator has made it optional for the American flag to be displayed at their meeting, and has stirred up controversy with the student body. The Sacramento Bee provides details.
The bill amends bylaws that required the United States flag to be on display at every senate meeting of the Associated Students, University of California, Davis. The revised bylaws give senate members the option to petition for the display of the flag 24 hours before each meeting. The ASUCD senate pro team ultimately has authority to decide whether the U.S. flag will be displayed, according to the revision.
“I have a much closer connection to places outside of America,” he said. “I understand what the alternative looks like. I don’t think members of the senate know what it is like to live in a totalitarian country.”
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