If you’ve ever seen the show “Dirty Jobs” then you know exactly who Mike Rowe is. If you haven’t see the show, then you’re missing out!
Three years ago, the television host took to Facebook to express his frustration towards students burning the American flag. He specifically pointed out the protestors burning the flag in Massachusetts, and the college taking the flag down as a result.
Rowe posted a video and post directed towards the ingrates, and any of the other students who support them, telling them to stop accepting federal aid if they hate America so much.
He wrote, “At Hampshire College, The President, Jonathan Lash, has actually removed the flag from his campus, in response to students who expressed “fear and discomfort” when confronted by the sight of Old Glory. He offered this explanation: “Removing the flag from our campus will better enable us to focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”
“As I dropped one of those giant round ice cubes into a tumbler of Whistle Pig, I couldn’t help but wonder if President Lash was unaware that billions of people around the world are routinely subjected to horrific levels of racism, misogyny, and bigotry that far exceed any injustice in modern-day America,” Rowe continued, “Furthermore, I was curious to know if President Lash really believed that removing our flag is a better way to assuage the fears of his frightened students, than simply educating them about the undeniable fact that no country on the planet affords its citizens more liberty than this one?”
He said, “Finally, I found myself wondering as to why the President of Hampshire College would allow his students to pay for their tuition with federal dollars – federal dollars provided by the same government whose flag was no longer suitable to fly at his school.”
“Here’s the problem. Tuition at Hampshire College is about $60,000 a year. That’s not a problem because it’s expensive – it’s a problem because 85% of Hampshire students qualify for some form of federal financial aid. http://bit.ly/2gsZxnk. That means that We the People are enabling schools like Hampshire to sell a liberal arts degree for approximately $250,000,” Rowe concluded, “With $1.3 trillion dollars of student debt currently on the books, I found myself thinking how nice it would be to hear a more persuasive argument from those who will happily take money from a country whose flag they despise.”
This may have happened in 2016 but I think the moral still stands. If you hate America, then don’t reap the benefits of being an American, and don’t accept help from the government. If you hate America, then leave.