If you have the 'right' to desecrate the United State flag under the guise of 'art,' I have the right to pick it up and treat it with respect!
Background from the blog author: Art students did a project where they laid American flags on the floor of the student center for people to walk on. They brought the cops in to protect it when some College GOP kids and vets came to try to pick them up off the ground. In the video, the university provost actually says, "It's just a piece of cloth" to the VFW guy, and one of the faculty tells the VFW chief that they are 'actually protecting his freedom of speech' by doing this.
Note from me: In the video, you can see some students actually walking around the flags - not on them.
UPDATE: More details on this event...
The best thread on this is at a forum called AsMaineGoes
The school is the University of Maine at Farmington. Rumor has it they have another story brewing about a 'campus beautification program' that rejected the display of the American flag, saying specifically that it 'didn't beautify' the campus.
Allen Berger is the University Provost. His number is 207-778-7279 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org . He is the one in the video who told the veteran that he didn't fight for a piece of cloth.
Now, Provost Berger may, technically, be correct, but I wouldn't be telling any veteran what they did or did not fight for. And I wouldn't be arguing with a veteran who risked everything for me. And I'll reiterate what I said above: if those students have the 'right' to put the flag on the floor and encourage people to walk on it, I have the 'right' to pick it up and treat it with the respect it deserves.
Note that the link to AsMaineGoes has some details about a rally the veteran in the video will be holding on that campus.