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Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag
cbslocal.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | CBS

Posted on 04/16/2014 9:32:58 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island.

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“The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint...

Is that like the "heroic restraint" they display every election cycle when it comes to voting for the party of slavery?

1 posted on 04/16/2014 9:32:59 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

1st amendment being violated.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 9:36:09 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE

wow


3 posted on 04/16/2014 9:36:58 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SADMILLIE

1st amendment being violated.


No question.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 9:37:49 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Great, Now these students can get their education in an alternative fashion.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 9:39:38 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: cuban leaf

The school is really punishing those students by not letting them attens school. Hey morons that’s called a vacation to a high school student. if you want to punish them make them attend school...sheesh


6 posted on 04/16/2014 9:41:09 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“St. Anthony’s is a private Catholic school and isn’t bound by the First Amendment right to free speech.”

Hmmmm....that theory doesn’t apply when homos want a wedding cake.


7 posted on 04/16/2014 9:41:18 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What else can you expect from people who when asked to what political party did Abraham Lincoln belong, answer Democrat?


8 posted on 04/16/2014 9:41:55 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: jsanders2001

They were seniors...could keep them from graduating on time.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Restraint based on what precisely? If they understood the significance of the Confederate flag they would wear it as a sign of their opposition to slavery. If they are mind raped by fascist thugs who teach domination by government they had no reason to be restrained.
Restrained? NOT!


10 posted on 04/16/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s a private school. They can set their own rules and restrictions and enforce them as they see fit.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 9:45:07 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: SADMILLIE

Private school. First Amendment doesn’t apply. Their school, their rules.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: SADMILLIE; cuban leaf
1st amendment being violated.

It's a private school not a public one. The First Amendment protects you from government censorship.

13 posted on 04/16/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
“The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint...

Poor victimized babies! Having to see a flag they don't like! Why, they would have been justified in beating, killing, rioting, whatever? How very big of them to let those boys with the flags live and/or not get beaten up! I certainly hope those "heroic" African-Americans get some kind of medal for their restraint!

This is beyond absurd. How long are we going to put up with this nonsense in our country? The intolerance toward a flag! The bullying and pushing around of those who are not PC?

Conservatives have to see and hear things every day that are horribly offensive to us, and we're not allowed to even mention it, much less be told we have "heroic restraint."

14 posted on 04/16/2014 9:47:16 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Nea Wood; GrandJediMasterYoda

“...Conservatives have to see and hear things every day that are horribly offensive to us, and we’re not allowed to even mention it, much less be told we have “heroic restraint.”

The left tests OUR “heroic restraint” every day.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

maybe even during the polar bear hunts as well....


16 posted on 04/16/2014 9:57:25 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

““I find it just very hard to even imagine why any student in 2014 would even consider or think that a Confederate flag would be anything other than a symbol of hate,” Cregan said.”

Ignorance and self-congratulatory bigotry reign supreme.

Even if you don’t agree with Robert E. Lee that the South should have abolished slavery, then seceeded, there is an issue of freedom and self-government on the chopping block there.

Freedom and self-government misused in the service of a terrible thing, certainly. But Lincoln’s response to the South’s assertion of those rights was to destroy them. Government of, by, and for the people no longer exists. Freedom and self-government went out the window with slavery, and now we do not have the freedom to govern ourselves as we wish.

There will probably be those who wish to misinterpret the above as a defense of slavery. Don’t even start in on me. Slavery is an atrocity. That said, we are the only one of Britain’s former colonies that had a war to abolish slavery. We could have avoided the war and still abolished slavery, as they did.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 9:57:38 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They can be home schooled.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 9:57:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If it was a fag flag this wouldn’t even be a story.


19 posted on 04/16/2014 10:06:05 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Being expelled from public school is a first step towards getting a good education and learning. They can do better at home or at a private school.


20 posted on 04/16/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT by pallis
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Slavery in North America:

Under the British Union Jack = 157 years (no protests)
Under the Stars and Stripes = 89 years (no protests)
Under the various CSA flags = 5 years (Go Crazy!)


21 posted on 04/16/2014 10:17:05 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

There exist, commonly, online high schools. As such, there is exactly ZERO excuse for a parent to keep their child in a school filled with liberal teachers/supervisors ect.

And in this case the private school costs certainly are greater than any online school.

I took my daughter out of a public school and put her into a charter that while still far from great, was much better. Today, she is finishing a second degree in business while in the USAF.

Parents that care enough will find a way to avoid indoctrination.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 10:17:07 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: lacrew

> They were seniors...could keep them from graduating on time.

Thats not good. They should have waved the flag of Islam. They would have graduate with honors for their conversion instead...


23 posted on 04/16/2014 10:18:39 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
WTF?
24 posted on 04/16/2014 10:22:38 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Heroic restraint, based on the fact that the blacks were provoked, and did not in turn lynch the whites? That statement is racist.

The blacks exercised normal restraint and waited for due process. Does the author believe black people incapable of self-control?


25 posted on 04/16/2014 10:26:34 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Folks on Longuyland aint up wit da Confederate Battle Flag? Imagine that...

They need to talk to trendsetter Kanye.

26 posted on 04/16/2014 10:26:46 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Brother” Cregan should suspend himself for denying the 1st amendment to the constitution. Two kids brought a confederate flag to sporting event, big f’n deal! This principal claims black students showed “heroic restraint”, just goes to show who runs St. Anthony’s. You can bet the principal wouldn’t complain if a black panther or islamist flag appeared on campus.


27 posted on 04/16/2014 10:37:24 AM PDT by kenmcg
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If they understood the significance of the Confederate flag they would wear it as a sign of their opposition to slavery.

Huh?

28 posted on 04/16/2014 10:39:11 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Norm Lenhart

“Parents that care enough will find a way to avoid indoctrination.”

That’s right, Norm. Funny how many parents will sacrifice to the nth degree just to make it to the Super Bowl 1000 miles away or come up with that down payment for a new boat they almost never use.


29 posted on 04/16/2014 10:40:38 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Where I am from it means they did not start something and get their asses kicked.


30 posted on 04/16/2014 10:40:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Sounds like a great way to get out of school for a few days!
Yeah, that’ll show ‘em.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 10:48:30 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Great tag-line.

FMCDH(BITS)

32 posted on 04/16/2014 10:59:29 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Liberty Valance

LOL! Knowing him though he probably thinks it’s a symbol for Malcolm X.


33 posted on 04/16/2014 10:59:59 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; wardaddy
The "hate." here is a direct result of the deliberate falsification of images of the Old South by the American Left, since about 1950. Earlier, Hollywood pictured the Old South as the chivalric cultured entity that it actually was. But since then, the images have been deliberately altered, to demonize the region that has been most consistent in retaining the values of the Founding Fathers.

See Persuasive Use Of Images.

For a very different view of the old South than that of the school official being quoted in the article, consider what Booker T. Washington, the great Negro educator, had to say on the subject, which he knew first hand, in 1895: Booker T. Washington Address.

The Washington approach appeals to good feelings between the races. This Long Island school approach is to echo the hate rant of late 20th Century agitators, who exploit every opportunity to divide & alienate.

William Flax

34 posted on 04/16/2014 11:15:52 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Nea Wood

They exercised “heroic restraint” by notphysically batteringtwostudentswho posed no direct physical threat to them? These same people would also call George Zimmerman a murderer for defending himself against a thug bashing his head into the concrete.

Those who are inflamed and influenced by the racial industrial/grievance complex are ENSLAVED by irrationality.


35 posted on 04/16/2014 11:24:01 AM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: MichaelCorleone

The charter I sent my daughter to definitely was not the greatest school to ever exist but compared to what she came out of, it was a ‘bastion of greatness’. FAR less issues on multiple levels.

I heard all manner of excuses from friends/family why it was a horrible idea/thing to do. I heard every lib talking point and ‘moderate’ excuse why “You can’t do that” because “She will never get hired”.

Well the Air Force was fine with her diploma. She ‘got hired’ and went on to exceed most if not all her former class mates. I would bet on ALL but I cannot say that for sure as I don’t ‘know’. And between her AF training and college degrees once her gig is up (soon) she will be easy to hire.

I guess she/I/we ‘could’ after all. All it took was the determination to do it. Imagine that. And she is one of many throughout the country that followed a path like that. It wasn’t some miracle. She wasn’t some savant. She just had a parent that gave a damn.


36 posted on 04/16/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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“The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint...

The implication being what? That if they weren't "heroic" they would have engaged in an acceptable, natural desire to attack the other students? While what the school did to the kids bringing the flag is outrageous, the idea that African Americans are Pavlov dogs who blow up in rage over anything that reminds them of slavery is extremely insulting.

37 posted on 04/16/2014 11:27:39 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Jay z is right.
The white man is weak.


38 posted on 04/16/2014 11:46:01 AM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: pallis
They can do better at home or at a private school.

Pssst this is a private school. It helps to read the whole article.

39 posted on 04/16/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: verga

You’re right, but it was still a good step towards a better education. Thanks!


40 posted on 04/16/2014 11:56:10 AM PDT by pallis
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I call BS! Kids in high school these days are too stupid to even know what the flag is.

And was it the Confederate Flag or the Battle Flag? The idiots on the left never state this.

Regardless, it’s just more PC BS.


41 posted on 04/16/2014 12:01:04 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: Fledermaus

If they walked with the original Confederate Stars and Bars flag, nobody would have even noticed.

The often-changed Georgia state flag is now the Stars and Bars with an altered field, but the entitlement community still hasn’t caught on yet.


42 posted on 04/16/2014 12:12:43 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

This principal sounds no different than plenty posters here

There is a list of the klowns on my homepage


43 posted on 04/16/2014 12:26:13 PM PDT by wardaddy (america was lost about the time black thugs appropriated cafe bikes as social status)
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To: Post5203

I’ve known this 20 years

Its pathetic

And as go we....goes civilization


44 posted on 04/16/2014 12:32:19 PM PDT by wardaddy (america was lost about the time black thugs appropriated cafe bikes as social status)
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To: cuban leaf

You don’t have first amendment rights while in high school.


45 posted on 04/16/2014 12:33:14 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: biff

You don’t have first amendment rights while in high school.


You are preaching to the choir on that one. However, unless there is a specific rule they broke, the suspension is not valid.


46 posted on 04/16/2014 12:43:44 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: elcid1970

Thanks for pointing out that they used that particular flag BECAUSE it is controversial.


47 posted on 04/16/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Stormdog

That’s a great idea: A rainbow Confederate flag to honor the valiant gays who served in the Confederate army.

Standing against that would be homophobic.


48 posted on 04/16/2014 1:58:51 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: kenmcg
You can bet the principal wouldn’t complain if a black panther or islamist flag appeared on campus.

Well, that's the rhetoric, the kind of speculation people love to throw out there because there's no way to prove it one way or the other.

49 posted on 04/16/2014 2:19:08 PM PDT by x
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To: DoodleDawg

Mind raped are you?
You do not know the origin of the flag or its use.


50 posted on 04/16/2014 2:33:03 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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