I agree with the Sept. 27 editorial “Flag-stomping teacher needs a lesson in common sense” reprinted from the Fayetteville Observer. It sums up well by saying that stomping on the flag isn’t a smart teaching technique in a town like Fayetteville. When people take actions as if living in a vacuum with no respect for surroundings, then they are not upholding freedom, but rather displaying stupidity. While all of us are entitled to our opinions, we cannot forget to exhibit responsible citizenship. Protests need not be flagrant disrespect of our surroundings; otherwise, it’s just termed ineffective chaos.