Google+
Close

The Corner

The one and only.

What’s the Left’s Problem with the American Flag?



Text  



Last week in Amherst, Mass., we had local pols inviting Gitmo detainees to live in their town, but who opposed flying the U.S. flag, even to commemorate 9/11.

A UMass prof called the flag a symbol of “death and fear and destruction and repression.” Other citizens said they found the flag “intimidating.”

Today in Marblehead, Mass., it’s this.

I’m not a big flag waver myself, but I respect it as the ultimate symbol of the freedom not to respect it. Why does it bug the Left so much?



Text  


Sign up for free NRO e-mails today:

Subscribe to National Review