Lawmakers plan to hit anti-American schools where it hurts the most – free federal money.
It’s a sign the era of taxpayer-funded entitlements with no accountability or consequences is fading.
Schools who refuse to hoist the symbol of American freedoms may soon be begging donors to help pay the bills.
Dozens of House Republicans have introduced legislation that would prevent federal funds from being used to fund schools and colleges that ban the American flag.
The bill was introduced the same week that Hampshire College in Massachusetts decided to remove the American flag from the campus.
That started a petition asking that federal funds be removed for any college that takes down the flag. And on Friday, Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, and 52 other House Republicans put forward legislation to accomplish that. Turner stated his case to the Washington Examiner:
The American flag is a symbol of freedom throughout the world and should be respected as such. Recent action by Hampshire College to remove the American flag from its campus was a blatant act of censorship.
We must work to ensure that such acts of censorship are not supported by the government in the future.
The Protect the Flag Act holds that: “Federal funds may not be made available to an institution of higher education … that, pursuant to an official policy of the institution to prohibit the display of the flag of the United States by the institution, removes, censors, takes down, prohibits, or otherwise halts display of a flag of the United States.”
The prohibition on funding would end once the flag is restored on campus.
The bill has some chance of being passed into law next year. Republicans will control the House and Senate. President-elect Donald Trump last week indicated he was for punishment against anyone who burns a flag, even though the act is seen as a form of constitutionally protected free speech.
Liberal lawmakers have bullied patriotic Americans for too long. Forcing people to adhere to liberal perversion of American values is now a trigger point for citizens supporting the nation.
Burn the flag. Don’t fly the flag. All protected.
Get free money from taxpayers through federal dollars? Not protected.
Time to vote out receiving freebies without accountability and consequences.
h/t: Washington Examiner