When news broke about the Associated Students of
California passing a resolution to ban all flags,
including the American flag, they were on our
short list. We get the “culturally inclusive”
space, but you should do your research about our
flag before you make any rash decisions.
One talking head said “The American flag has been
flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.
Flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or
weapons for nationalism, but also construct cultural
mythologies and narratives that in turn charge
Really? You obviously don’t know our flag.
The colors of pales (versicle stripes) in our flag
represent the following: the white signifies purity
and innocence. The red represent hardiness and
valor. The blue that the stars sit upon represents
the colors of the Chief and signify vigilance,
perseverance and justice. And the stars are
symbolic of the heavens and the divine goal to
which man has aspired from time immemorial.
Did you know our flag consists of 13 equal
horizontal stripes with red on top and bottom
alternating white, with a blue rectangle
in the canton that bears 50 white five-pointed
Did you know those 50 stars represent the 50
states of our great nation, and the 13 stripes
represent the 13 British colonies that declared
independence and became the first states of our
And did you know the designer of our current flag
was a 17 year old high school student when he
designed it in 1958. So we say these facts trump
Comments are always welcome.