An individual has the right to burn his own U.S. flag - but freedom becomes a felony when he destroys someone else's personal property.
olitics on campus got out of hand Wednesday. The flag-burning episode in the Pit pitted two different ideologies against each other - and protester Kevin Sellers crossed the line between being civil and being disrespectful.
Trying to destroy another person's property is not a productive way to demonstrate a point of view, not to mention that it's illegal.
In this case, the College Republicans were clearly in the right to stop Sellers from lighting their flag on fire. Sellers was wrong to attempt to destroy something that he didn't own - even if he was making a political statement by doing so.