Monday was the 16th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. It’s a day when we remember all the loved ones lost in that horrific attack, and the many brave first responders who showed up and sacrificed time and, in some cases, their lives, in order to rescue those trapped in the towers.
On this day, above all others, we should be able to put aside our political differences and join together as Americans, given our shared loss as targets of the fascistic desires of radical Islamic terrorists.
Unfortunately, this new generation of liberals have absolutely no love at all for their country it seems, which is evidenced by a video that was captured on Monday of a man ripping down flags that were part of a 9/11 memorial at Columbia University.
According to the Daily Caller:
A man was caught on camera ripping small American flags out of a 9/11 memorial at Columbia University Monday.
The unidentified man did not stop after he stripped the memorial of 50 flags and threw them in the trash, but returned to collect more, reported Campus Reform.
“Angered, I ran over and asked him what he was doing, and was laughed at with no proper response,” said Aanand Shah, an ROTC cadet who filmed the event. “I asked a nearby Public Safety officer what could be done; but he was well within his rights to protest, so I recorded the video.”
Shah began replanting the flags with four other witnesses. Others joined and soon 15 individuals were taking part in the effort.
“I’m (personally) okay with people kneeling for the anthem or burning the flag in dissent or protest — I will fight to defend their right to do so,” said Shah. “I countered this man because (in my opinion) the tragedy and the memory of Sep 11, 2001, and the flags on that lawn, shouldn’t devolve into politics and disrespect when it’s meant to serve as a symbol of remembrance and memorial.”
Yes, in this great country of ours we have the right to protest against anything we want, having the liberty to speak our minds and share our beliefs freely.
However, that doesn’t mean that doing so is always the right moral decision to make, and in this case, it most certainly was inappropriate to take down flags meant to honor those who died at the hands of evil terrorists.
The individual who did this ought to feel ashamed of themselves for acting like such a petulant child.