Those of us who respect the American flag and what it stands for can cheer today. The outcry from patriots worked, and the American flag ban has been reversed!
Members of the executive cabinet of the Associated Students of UC Irvine met Saturday in an emergency session to reverse the flag ban.
Student government President Reza Zomorrodian said,Â â€œOur campus is patriotic and proud.â€
Zomorrodian, said he was furious that a handful of student legislators pushed through the ban. Â Â â€œOur campus stands with the flag,â€ he said.
This all started on March 3rd when liberal studentÂ legislator Matthew Guevara authored a bill to remove the American flag, along with all other flags, from the lobby of a campus building housing their offices.
His claim was that he wanted to make the University a more â€œculturally inclusiveâ€
â€œDesigning a culturally inclusive space aims to remove barriers that create undue effort and separation by planning and designing spaces that enable everyone to participate equally and confidentially,â€ read the resolution.
But after a huge national outcry over the decision, the University posted a statement online that read,
â€œThis misguided decision was not endorsed or supported in any way by the campus leadership, the University of California, or the broader student body.Â The views of a handful of students passing a resolution do not represent the opinions of the nearly 30,000 students on this campus, and have no influence on the policies and practices of the university.â€
They also tweeted a photograph showing the Stars & Stripes were still posted at the taxpayer-funded university.
Guevara and his liberal buddies seem to be in hiding, and could not be reached for comment.Â Zomorrodian is looking forward to finding him to give him a piece of his mind.
Zomorrodian said he was especially offended that they banned the flag because he is a first generation American.
â€œThatâ€™s why the flag is special to me. I was born here. My parents came here as immigrants.Â This country has been great to our family,â€ he said.
That makes him proud to be an American, and to stand up for the flag.