Skip to comments.Fed Judge: Calif. School Was Right to Forbid Studentsí American Flag T-Shirts on Cinco de Mayo
Posted on 11/11/2011 4:22:23 PM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
Should public school officials have the right to prevent students from wearing pro-American garb on Cinco de Mayo?
This question has been at the heart of a California court battle between the Morgan Hill Unified School District and students who were told by a principal and assistant principal that they could not wear American flag t-shirts on the Mexican holiday back in 2010.
Following the incident, a lawsuit against the district was launched by the students and their families. This week, the case came to a close, with a federal judge ruling against the students a blow that is likely to infuriate some free speech advocates.
According to U. S. District Court Judge James Ware, the district did not violate the students first amendment rights. The judge also found that officials concern over the potential violence that could be incited by the students pro-American outfits justified the schools actions
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It’s time for those kids to wear those flags next year. Accompanied by their parents.
No longer do we have to obey these “judges”.
They can shove their silly rulings up their smelly Obamas.
It’s slipping away from us folks.
Only a matter of time.
A federal judge will soon rule that a school can ban the American flag anywhere on its property.
You’d better believe it.
In 1998, Judge Ware was reprimanded by the Judicial Council of the Northern District Court of California for fabricating the story of being the brother of Virgil Ware, a 13 year old black boy shot by white teenagers in Alabama in 1963 on the same day as the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.
According to a story Judge Ware had told many audiences, he was riding his bike with his brother Virgil on the handlebars when Virgil was shot and killed by white racists. The incident was a real one, however it happened to a different James Ware, as was discovered when Judge Ware's claim was published in the Alabama papers after he was nominated to the Ninth Circuit by President Bill Clinton."
Who knew? This judge is apparently "troubled".
They should have wore Robes and KKK hats.
What a #$%^&@#* OUTRAGE! Cinco de Mayo my F#$%ing arse. The illegal-loving federal judge should GTFO and move to Mexico.
I have a better idea, lets ban the Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Then there won’t be an issue if an American student wants to wear a t-shirt with an American flag.
If they want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, then they can go back to Mexico.
A**hole Commie. We gotta vote ‘em out, folks. Every chance we get.
I know this one was probably selected to the bench by the powers that be, but we can get better judges by electing patriots to higher office.
Let’s git ‘er dun.
I’m not clear on your reference to the Klan. Wearing a facsimile of the U.S. flag is racist? Is that your insinuation?
This Federal Judge offends ME!
Send him to jail!
We apparently have a 1st amendment right to burn the flag,
but not to display it.
What’s the big deal about beating the French anyways? Like who HASN’T done that?
F$#% these foreign invaders...they can KMA.
Or, simply require the Mexicans to provide the beer free of charge to everybody else ~
Why do patriotic Americans continue to send their children to the union-run, tax-funded, government school collectives to have them indoctrinated against everything they love?
Why do Christians and Jews continue to send their children to the union-run, tax-funded, government school collectives to have their faith mocked and be indoctrinated against everything they love?
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2nd Corinthians 6:14-7:1
I know me....and I would have bought flag shirts for everyone.
I like it!
Yeh, what are they going to do? Throw him in jail? If he doesn’t attend their school, they don’t get the ADA money for him. I’m all for opting out of public schools, esp the dictatorial ones.
Some of the students should have exercised their 1st Amendment rights by burning a Mexican Flag.
Thanks...spread the word. Whatever offends these jackasses, I’m doing it from now until death. I wore solid black to work for a full week after Obozo won the election.
Cinco de Mayo is a day people can buy marguaritas for half price.
This judge says a shirt with a flag might offend someone. The Mexican flag offends me! As do phony black judges who claim to have been more of the Civil Rights Movement than they were. And all democrats, including democrat voters.
Next May 5, they should burn a Mexican flag--then dare the authorities to do anything about it, since flag burning has been declared a form of free speech.
Nah, just catch him at an opportune moment, offer him a lift so to speak, and drive him to Mexico...oh never mind, the rest is probably illegal!
No problem just tell the school that you are occupying the school and you can do whatever you want and get away with it.
CdM isn’t even a real Mexican holiday, it’s a holiday for the liquor industry to sell more Tequila.
“No longer do we have to obey these judges.”
We should organize the purchase and distribution of American Flag back packs to distribute to every student in this school that is willing to carry them to school on their backs.
Then this judge needs to be dealt with! Where are the men that would meet him in his office, in his parking lot, on his front door step to voice their disgust.
What is the process for removing this judge and the Mexican school official that sent the kids home in the first place?
Post of the day!
All of this struggling to find an apt analogy for the current administration and the best one was behind each of us all along!
“This Federal Judge offends ME!”
They should ban the rulings by this judge. Lest there be violence directed at him!
Isn’t that his rationale for banning the US flag shirts?
So the wearing an American Flag on Cinco de Mayo is now prohibited, yet they probably could burn American Flag and this judge would think that is fine—unbelievable :(((
Wear a USMC tee shirt for CdM. After all, the first five words of the Marine Corps Hymn pay tribute to a visit by the USMC to the land of tacos.
Can’t Federal Judges be impeached?
Illegal? Probably so, but I like where you were going with it. The bastard is a traitor to the country and should be disbarred.
Cinco de Mayo is a promotional gimmick for the alchohol industry, nothing more. The judge is promoting alchohol comsumption among minors. Bring the goon up on charges.
Thanks for the tip...in addition to wearing Stars and Stripes every May 5th until I die...I’m burning a MexiHOLE flag.
Also, I urge everyone to call it “MAY 5TH” and refuse to use the other term. That only legitimizes it here. FUC# MEXICO.
I wonder if on Flag Day June 14th. that the school would forbid students from wearing flag clothing because it might incite Latino’s to riot???
I wonder if on Flag Day June 14th. that the school would forbid students from wearing flag clothing because it might incite Latino’s to riot or offend them???
We have lots of Marines gear, but I like the flag idea better because it’s more direct. Maybe both is best.
My fiancee’ has a son in a Minneapolis VA hospital learning to walk again after a cowardly bombing in Afghanistan. Happy birthday to the Marines!
It will prevail as long as conservatives send their children to public schools.
Because their church has only 9 commandments?
Once again the good is sacrificed to appease evil. By banning the american flag shirts they are sanctioning the violence that they fear. What will be next? English language textbooks. Maybe we should just ban the English language in public schools.
Or a shirt that says “remember the Alamo”.
They don’t like the US Flag what do they like the Nazi flag.
They own Kalifornia.
As a middle school principal in a small public school, I can tell you that I have and will never make a student remove an American flag that is being displayed correctly. I don’t care what holiday or nationality recognition day, this is the United States of America and the American Flag trumps all others in our country.
In fact during my Veterans Day slide show presentation I made for the studens and our Veteran guests, I included a slide saying “God Bless our Troops” along with the song “God Bless America”. So while there are many screwed up school administrators, not all public schools are that way.
Actually I think the parents ought to do it, on the steps of the school. The should be accompanied by a large contingent of armed minute men, to ensure there is no interference with the new patriotic civic tradition of "the burning of the Mexican flag on Cinco de' Maya day"
Let's light them up all over America this May Five!
I agree..100 per cent!
An easy solution.
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