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Posted on 10/05/2008 6:45:47 PM PDT by auzerais
High School's Ban of American Flags Has Students Outraged Oct 1, 2008 By Jeff Gatlin
San Benito High School students Jared Ballinger, left, and Abraham Enriquez were told they could not fly the flag on campus. Photo by: Nick Lovejoy, The Free Lance
San Benito High School senior Jared Ballinger, who has completed basic training in the Army Reserve's Alternate Training Program and is set to finish advanced training after graduation, was driving around the campus parking lot this week with an American flag flying from the back of his truck when a school counselor flagged him down.
"I was told that flying any kind of flag, even the flag of the United States of America, wasn't allowed," said Ballinger, also noting that a school resource officer pulled up behind and took down his license plate number.
Ballinger said he's been told recently he couldn't wear a T-shirt displaying the American flag as well.
"That's where I draw the line," Ballinger told the Free Lance on Tuesday.
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More of the “New Direction” Amerika!
When is this madness gonna stop?
Shut the bloody school down!
I guess students don’t learn about the 1st amendment at that institution.
Flying the American Flag could only be a "complex issue" in the head of a school administrator.
Then deal with the REACTION, not the flag, you lazy putz!
When we get off our asses and take to the streets.
In our PC world, they can’t stop one without stopping them all.
This is the USA. If you want to fly a Mexican flag ..go to Mexico.
Enough of this crap.
We really need to fight and stop accepting this as PC norm. NO MORE!!!!!!!!!
Writing to the school.
california is dying right in front of our eyes. the land Reagan loved is almost unrecognizable.
no mom and dad in school, la raza schools............
It might be a real good idea to cross train in weapons.
A gun is good, but knowing a half dozen different weapons is not a bad idea.
These kids dressed in fatigues convey a special type of meaning.
I think we need to have the right to have a white month, just like the blacks have a black month..
I teach in a private school in Texas. One of our new students, a girl from California, told us that she was not allowed to say “one nation under God” at her old school while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
“Superintendent Tim Foley, just what part of the American Flag do you find offensive, threatening, provocative, vulgar, displays tobacco, alcohol or drug advertising, or displays profanity, racial slurs, or has images of gang-related symbols is disruptive to the educational process and may not be worn.”
I know I for one spent 20 years defending that flag and all that it stands for...so, Mr. Superintendent Tim Foley...I’m curious...please enlighten us.
It is time to organize. Do it smartly.
Remember there are blacks who think just like us. Make sure they are included. It is not race, it is idealogy.
Just because the black racists hold sway it is no reason to judge all blacks like the Farakhan types. The Farakhan types are pigs and will burn in hell. They won’t get 72 virgins, they will get 72 Virginians.
ping for later response.
Um where did your reply come from?
Was that to me?
WOW! Isn’t Hollister a big biker town? Not sure how well this is going to go over with them! ;)
Wishful think'in there, pardner.
San Benito High School senior Jared Ballinger, who has completed basic training in the Army Reserve’s Alternate Training Program and is set to finish advanced training after graduation, was driving around the campus parking lot this week with an American flag flying from the back of his truck when a school counselor flagged him down.
“I was told that flying any kind of flag, even the flag of the United States of America, wasn’t allowed,” said Ballinger, also noting that a school resource officer pulled up behind and took down his license plate number.
Just a case where 2 a$$holes need a good ass whooping and problen solved.
If I had a kid going to this school (Never happen all family members home school or private school) I would buy him a car and have the entire car painted as the American Flag have it licensed and registered and then the school could stuff it sideways...
Real Easy solution. School does not allow the American Flag, the taxpayers do not allow any Federal money to go to the school.
Oh, right...silly me. Nevermind... ;o)
1. Deportation to another country OUTSIDE of the USA (preferably to the furthest away from the USA and also very hot or very cold climate)
2. Immediately stripping them of ALL funds they earned/stole or gathered by any means while in the USA - they hate they flag so remove everything containing the flag forthwith.
3. Immediately stripping them of ALL assets the gained while in the USA (investments, properties, cars, real estates, etc).
They hate the USA so why bother even touch anything we have to offer and why be a drain to our resources? We have enough leeches here as it is, we dont need any foreign ones, esp those that hate this country.
The USA have been taken for granted by the entire ungrateful world for too long. We have become the much-hated 'policeman', the 'Meals on Wheels' and 911 for all emergencies created by other countries and except for a handful of countries (UK, Israel) they view the USA as a big fat teat to be suckled dry.
Well, we wouldn't want a little show of backbone to interrupt our American Idol experience, now would we?
I like your style. Maybe there are just the 2 of us because I find no one that wants to be bother with active participation. An E-Mail makes them feel like they did their duty.
Defend Our Troops interest....future troops.
Typical “American” administrators: “Pecker/pussy, si; patriotism, NO!”
“Now now Dear.....remember that these are public school teachers......they are simpletons after all. What more do you expect? You have to teach them how to fly the flag properly because they have not been taught this.”
Make that administrators. Those that spent short time or NO time in a classroom.
And just FYI there are many teachers who know how to fly the flag properly.
Careful - not ALL public school teachers are simpletons. I teach in a public school in Arizona. Our school PROUDLY flies an American Flag in the front of the school - I have a flag in my classroom and we recite the pledge every morning - including “one nation under God”. We hold a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony every year on 9-11. There are conservatives in the public school system (although a minority). They’ll have to fire me if they tell me NOT to fly the American Flag or not say “One Nation Under God”.
I use to live in California - Davis, CA no less - a cesspool of liberal lies and disinformation. The PC Police are less active in Arizona - (thank God).
San Benito High School
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It would be a lot more complex if the those that could not contain their rage could be singled out and punished. But then some uncomfortable statistical truths might become evident.
If you can’t show respect for the American flag in an American classroom, leave the country.
The school site is here... http://www.sbhsd.k12.ca.us/
Their home page has an American flag in the upper right corner. I would immediately demand the school remove the flag from that website.
Then I would sue them on the grounds that their school mascot (the Haybalers) is an insult to farmers and a racist stereotype. I would also demand the dissolution of the French and Spanish clubs (racist) and their Mecha chapter (racist). Then I would demand fully integrated sports teams, men and women, along with co-ed bathrooms. To do otherwise would be sexist. Then I would start holding protests outside the homes of the priciple and the school board members. TV cameras would be invited. I’d make them famous by making them live by their own twisted world view.
This game is easy to play.
As soon as our fellow citizens discover the medicinal qualities of tar and feathers.
Investigate the teachers. There is still a ban on Communists working in the California school system.
They want to be anti-American in their policies? Perhaps there should be an investigation into their own politics.
I only read a dozen comments but all of them were pro flag.
The schools ban the American flag, but they take the American funding, don’t they?
“Ballinger said he’s been told recently he couldn’t wear a T-shirt displaying the American flag as well.”
THIS HAS GONE WAY TOO FAR! WE ARE AMERICANS IN AMERICA FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! RAISING TAXES- SOCIALISM; AMERICAN FLAG - PATIOTISM” Let’s get it right people!
It seems Hollister got the repubation as a biker town following an infamous rally by hundreds of motorcyclists in 1947, some of whom rioted after getting drunk and rowdy. The rally inspired a number of biker movies over the years.
Reagan was a Californian and did love California.
But the land he loved more was the United States of America.
Look around you, the problem isn't just in California, it's in every state.
Take a look at your own state and see what you can do to fix the same problems there.
You know you can fly the flag of your state on your Free Republic page.
Actually, he was a downstate Illinois boy who never lost his downstate accent.
There are hundreds (if not thousands) that have in the past and will in the future participate actively.
The first Friday of each month the Fresno/Central Valley chapter of Free Republic go to a corner in Fresno to support the troops and our country.
There are many other examples, but I'm sure you get the drift.
Yes he was.
He moved to California in the thirties, and made it his home.
I stand by my statement, Ronald Reagan was a Californian.
Thanks for the input.
Yes, RR did love his adopted home state, but certain friends of mine in Illinois will forever claim him. :)
We had Street Vibrations here a couple weeks ago in Reno, NV and I saw many bikers here with ‘Hollister’ leather vests on....so just wondered.... ;)