The school wouldn’t take it down because they’re committed to free speech. Have you noticed the left’s free speech rights are always protected?
The Boston Herald reports:
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Anti-war banner at Amherst College sparks 9/11 outrage
Amherst College officials blasted a “deeply insensitive” anti-war banner hung from a campus building, roiling the western Massachusetts campus as it remembered those killed — including three of its own — on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
But college officials said they don’t intend to remove the homemade sign, saying it has an obligation to uphold the community’s right to free speech.
The banner, which first caught students’ and officials’ attention yesterday morning, was slung above a doorway on Valentine Dining Hall and read in large, capital letters: “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” a quote that is largely attributed to American historian Howard Zinn.
Below that was the phrase: “In honor of those killed and displaced by America’s so-called ‘war on terror.’ ”
Its appearance came as the school honored some of its own killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including on the home page of its website, which featured a tribute to Frederick C.