"If you aren't a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you aren't a conservative at forty, you have no brain." --Sir Winston Churchill
Isn't that cute?
Bless their hearts. Bless their poor, pitiful, ignorant hearts.
Sure, I have read their well written arguments against our fifty-starred national symbol.
Yep, I've read their youthful opinions about how our flag represents imperialism and colonialism. And how those historic associations deeply offend their misguided cores.
These chipper little academics from UC Irvine argued that banning all flags was necessary. Right. Fair.
Oh, the ever present joys of political correctness and tolerance.
Alas, fear not!! These agenda-driven, student government children and their idiocy has been over turned.
American flags will still fly at the University of California at Irvine. For now.
Y'all, our fore fathers, brave and principled as they were, are undoubtedly, rolling over in their graves. Their sacrifices seemingly forgotten. Their legacies perverted. Their visions and hopes for America squandered by men and women much less deserving.
Our Founding Father's adoration for freedom and liberty are represented by our precious Stars and Stripes.
However, those perfect principles have, in recent decades, been forsaken by pathetic, fickled generations of entitled, self-serving Americans.
And this new generation of young Americans, the Millenials as they are affectionately known, are proving to be less patriotic, less religious but luckily, thank God, more open-minded.
These adorable little scholars from the always entertaining, great welfare state of California possess an offensively minimal value of American military strength. And their hearts, God bless them, hardened at the notion of American exceptionalism.
They relish the idea of superficial equality--even if that supposed equality comes at an unthinkable national price.
And while it may seem fair and infinitely equitable to ban the American flag from high-minded college campuses, I would remind these fluffy, lovable American hybrids that this great nation was founded by and sustained by patriotic, religious folks. Proud men and women who shouldered their country's calling and honorably served a nation they loved more than their lives.
Here's the deal, the grandest lesson I have learned in my life thus far, is that this existence is not fair. Nope. Life simply isn't fair. And as warm and fuzzy as it may make some of you feel, disrespecting, burning or banning symbols of our national heritage won't bring about that much desired equality.
This is America. We speak English. We pray. We sing the national anthem at baseball games. We are one nation, under God. And yes, we pledge our allegiance to Old Glory.
So, UC Irvine, you just go right ahead and ban the American flag, you adorable west-coast whippersnappers.
Bless your silly hearts.