Outrageous Students at UC Irvine Vote to Ban the American Flag
Students at the University of California, Irvine have voted to ban the American flag on part of the campus.
Under a resolution passed Thursday, the student government council voted to remove all flags from a common area of the student government offices to make it a more "inclusive space."
The resolution states that "the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism." It also says "flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism, but also construct cultural mythologies and narratives that in turn charge nationalistic sentiments."
The resolution passed by a 6-4 vote by the student legislative council, with two students abstaining.
The student government's five-person executive cabinet is meeting today to vote on a motion to veto the resolution.
Tucker Carlson said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that the U.S. education system - from grade school through college - teaches history as "a litany of American sins."
"If you teach kids throughout their entire career in school that America is terrible, why should you be surprised when they hate the flag?" he said.
Watch the "Fox and Friends Weekend" clip above.
UPDATE: The Associated Students of UC Irvine met a few days later in an emergency session to reverse the flag ban, saying students on campus are "patriotic and proud."
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