Kansas University Trashed For Flying Desecrated Flag To Protest Trump
The University of Kansas is under fire tonight after it was discovered that university officials allowed a desecrated American flag to fly over the University grounds. They did so under the guise of an “art project” that was intended to protest President Trump. The University has removed the flag as of three hours ago after strong condemnation targeted University officials.
Kansas Chancellor Doug Girod said the project, called “Pledges of Allegiance,” inevitably “generated public safety concerns for our campus community.”
“While we want to foster difficult dialogue, we cannot allow that dialogue to put our people or property in harm’s way,” Girod said.
Girod’s explanation for removing the flag is a bit questionable. It seems a bit more likely it was removed following outrage over the matter by those who don’t support desecrating our American flag. The only “generated conversation” so far was extremely harsh criticism of yet another University taking a decidedly liberal stance. The flag was put up, conveniently and sadly enough, on July 4th.
The University of Kansas can’t hide behind art. This is disrespectful and should be taken down immediately. Perhaps the alumni should artfully withhold money going to the university until everyone can agree on the proper place to display art.
— Kenneth Day (@KWayneDay) July 11, 2018
Any Jayhawk alums out there, please stop sending money…this is outrageous…Lawmakers blast University of Kansas for flying ‘defaced’ U.S. flag: ‘Beyond disrespectful’https://t.co/wSEmOgFe0R
— L Todd Wood (@LToddWood) July 11, 2018
University of Kansas should be ashamed. They are SICK!!! They just desecrated a sacred symbol of USA. My ancestors died for this nation and Kansas pulls this garbage. SHAME!!!!!!!!!!! american legion should come in and burn that flag on the spot in a ceremony.
— Joe (@firemanemt4evr) July 11, 2018
Rival Kansas State University was in damage control mode most of the evening making sure its university was not confused with the University of Kansas.
This is at the University of Kansas, not Kansas State University.
— K-State (@KState) July 11, 2018
Republican governor, Jeff Colyer, condemned the University for allowing the desecrated flag to fly.
Author: Jim Satney
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