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Colorado Student Says He Was Told to Remove U.S. Flags (from Truck)
Fox News ^ | 9/5/2010

Posted on 09/05/2010 8:40:54 AM PDT by markomalley

A Colorado high school student wants an explanation from school officials after reportedly being told by security guards to remove American flags from his truck because they might make other students uncomfortable.

Jeremy Stoppel told Denver's KMGH-TV he received a ticket at Northglenn High School last Thursday for squealing his tires and subsequently had his parking lot pass suspended for two weeks. But he also was told by a campus security guard to remove two U.S. flags -- each 3-by-5 feet -- from the bed of his pickup truck.

"She said I should take my flags down. She said this is a school that focuses on diversity and she doesn't want anyone to feel uncomfortable," Stoppel told KMGH-TV. "How do you suppose anyone would feel uncomfortable in America with an American flag? That's where I'm confused."

Stoppel said he began flying the flags last week and wants to keep them for the upcoming 9/11 anniversary in honor of his cousin who is serving in the Navy. Stoppel and his father now want an apology from the security supervisor.

"To me, she's just threatening him, hoping that she can just bully him so he'll just take 'em down and just put his tail between his legs and say, 'I'm done. Sorry. Sorry. Sorry,' Dan Stoppel told the station. "And that's just not gonna happen."

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1 posted on 09/05/2010 8:40:55 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Have them explain as defendants in your lawsuit


2 posted on 09/05/2010 8:42:51 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: markomalley

“they might make other (Mexican) students uncomfortable.”


3 posted on 09/05/2010 8:43:48 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (They shall not pass!)
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To: markomalley

I want the names of the students who feel uncomfortable seeing an American flag. I want them to explain why they are uncomfortable. Does the school have an Americna flag flying? Is anyone uncomfortable with that? The bottom line is that this supervisor should be fired. No second chance, no “misunderstanding.” The attitude that the American flag is some dangerous symbol is too dangerous to have in our schoolds.


4 posted on 09/05/2010 8:44:28 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: markomalley

I’ll repeat what I said on yesterday’s posting on this issue;

I would have politely informed her that she had the freedom to burn it and I had the freedom to fly it then walk away.


5 posted on 09/05/2010 8:46:51 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: markomalley
Here's an acronym I've found quite informative to these insane anti-freedom prix in particular situations:

GFY!

6 posted on 09/05/2010 8:48:43 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: markomalley

If one is uncomfortable in America, with American flags displayed, maybe one should get out of America.

Why is the security guard dictating terms that have nothing to do with any infractions that a high school student may have taken part in?

Anybody know a good Ameican attorney?


7 posted on 09/05/2010 8:49:07 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Honk if you like peace and quiet.)
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To: markomalley

If it makes other students uncomfortable, good. Then maybe they’ll leave.


8 posted on 09/05/2010 8:49:19 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies. Now ain't that ironic?)
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To: Monkey Face

Ameican => AMERICAN!


9 posted on 09/05/2010 8:49:33 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Honk if you like peace and quiet.)
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To: markomalley
I saw that on FOX this morning..Every student should put flags on their cars or trucks and go to school that way..Get these anti Americans out of our schools and away from our children..If this offends the Muslims or atheist then let them go back to where they come from..
10 posted on 09/05/2010 8:50:02 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The article says the school has no such policy, as per the principal. She said the Security Guard will be in her office on Tuesday morning. At this point if she even shows up after this becoming a national story.


11 posted on 09/05/2010 8:50:05 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: mazda77

The kid should have absolutely refused to take the flags down. Let them do what they feel they had to do. I am amazed that today, it is illegal to fly the American flag any place in our country.


12 posted on 09/05/2010 8:51:02 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: Rennes Templar
"She said I should take my flags down. She said this is a school that focuses on

diversity

and she doesn't want anyone to

feel

uncomfortable,"

The PC Police are coming for you...

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13 posted on 09/05/2010 8:51:46 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles
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To: markomalley
If this isn't protected political free speech I don't know what is:


14 posted on 09/05/2010 8:53:22 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: markomalley

Another over-officious jerk oversteps her bounds. If I were the student I would be organizing a fly your flag WEEK.


15 posted on 09/05/2010 8:54:31 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: markomalley
I'm gonna take a wild guess at this, but...what nationality would said "security" guard be?
16 posted on 09/05/2010 8:55:42 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: markomalley

every morning at Northglenn High School:

I pledge allegiance / to the Flag / of the United States of Mexico / and to the Republic / for which it stands, / one nation under God, Indivisible, ...


17 posted on 09/05/2010 8:56:38 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: A_Former_Democrat

This is what “diversity” leads to. At least she’s being honest. It’s not about diversity, it’s about anti-Americanism.


18 posted on 09/05/2010 8:57:44 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: markomalley
Sounds like the security guard equivalent of "Fire Marshall Bill".


19 posted on 09/05/2010 8:58:06 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: markomalley

the uncomfortable students need to learn tolerance.


20 posted on 09/05/2010 8:58:29 AM PDT by isom35
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To: markomalley
She said this is a school that focuses on diversity

And so is the US. A nation and people determined to destroy itself.

21 posted on 09/05/2010 8:58:43 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: isom35
the uncomfortable students need to learn tolerance.

A few thoughts on tolerance:

Permit me a few thoughts on the issue of tolerance. This post is not intended as a systematic treatise on tolerance. Rather just some thoughts on a frequently misunderstood concept that some have called the only “virtue” left in our neo-pagan society.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines Tolerance and toleration: 

Toleration — from the Latin tolerare: to put up with, countenance or suffer — generally refers to the conditional acceptance of or non-interference with beliefs, actions or practices that one considers to be wrong but still “tolerable,” such that they should not be prohibited or constrained. [1]

It goes on to make a distinction that is often lost today:

[I]t is essential for the concept of toleration that the tolerated beliefs or practices are considered to be objectionable and in an important sense wrong or bad. If this objection component (cf. King 1976, 44-54) is missing, we do not speak of “toleration” but of “indifference” or “affirmation.” [2]

In effect tolerance involves putting up with something we consider wrong or displeasing but not so wrong that we must move to constrain it. Tolerance does NOT mean we approve of something as good. This essential point is often glossed over by those who often demand that tolerance mean approval, and that to disapprove of something makes one “intolerant.

I don't think that's what the leftists have in mind…

22 posted on 09/05/2010 9:02:01 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

If we were to employ the very successful Alinsky tactics of the Left in this situation, we would make this security guard a household name with the most intense ridicule imaginable - make it go viral, You-tube, radio, blogs, the whole bit. We would make it so that every left-wing idiot in the country would be terrified of pulling a stunt like this ever again.


23 posted on 09/05/2010 9:06:10 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: markomalley

Put up the Stars and Bars.


24 posted on 09/05/2010 9:06:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

Maybe the “uncomfortable” students will go back to Mexico.....


25 posted on 09/05/2010 9:06:55 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: mazda77

Excellent! (I missed that posting yesterday).
Sometimes wit is the mightiest weapon.


26 posted on 09/05/2010 9:07:10 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: markomalley

Wht country is this? It sure isn’t America.


27 posted on 09/05/2010 9:09:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: paulycy

Why the hell does anyone have to defend flying the American flag in America??????


28 posted on 09/05/2010 9:11:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
The bottom line is that this supervisor should be fired. No second chance, no “misunderstanding.”

No stupid "I misspoke" accepted.

No phony-baloney pseudo-apology ("I'm sorry if anyone was offended") accepted.

29 posted on 09/05/2010 9:15:27 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: kabumpo

precisely, being a 135 lb. runt thru most of high school I chose my weapons well and my arguements even better.

Then the Army joined me.


30 posted on 09/05/2010 9:16:09 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why the hell does anyone have to defend flying the American flag in America??????

Because the marxists/socialists/libs are on the loose and we need to corral them pronto.

31 posted on 09/05/2010 9:19:59 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

Corral that is used outside the meat packing plant for sure.


32 posted on 09/05/2010 9:23:29 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: markomalley
Sadly, freedom and the responsibility that goes with it make many people in America “uncomfortable”. Evidently the mere sight of an American flag being flown to honor those that would lay down their lives for the rest of us (as well as honoring those murdered on 9-11) is deemed offensive by the constitutionally challenged multi-cultural tyrants masquerading as security at Northglenn. Since school policy is administered from the top on down, the top is where the pressure must be applied.
33 posted on 09/05/2010 9:26:01 AM PDT by Free in Texas (When they come for your guns, give 'em your bullets first.)
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To: markomalley
"I am unaware of that situation. So I need to talk to that person, see why they did that, if they did that," said Northglenn High School principal Dr. Mary Lindimore. "We have 'em in the hallways upstairs. So we promote flying of American flags."
Looks like it's not the school ... the security guy needs his @ss handed to him - and a pink slip.

Northglenn High School
Principal Dr. Mary B. Lindimore
EMAIL = mary.b.lindimore@adams12.org
PHONE = (720) 972-4600
34 posted on 09/05/2010 9:26:22 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: markomalley

Welcome to Northglenn High School Home of the Norse

http://www.northglennhs.org/

Northglenn High School, 601 West 100th Place, Northglenn, CO 80260-6003

Principal Dr. Mary B. Lindimore, Main Office (720) 972-4600


35 posted on 09/05/2010 9:28:13 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: oh8eleven

You beat me.


36 posted on 09/05/2010 9:29:34 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: PLD

They wouldn’t like us down here. Teenage boys like to fly the Confederate Stars and Bars in the bed of their pickup trucks and they fly the big ones. Nobody makes a peep; not even the school. They even hang them in their bedrooms for curtains! It’s not uncommon to see them with a 3X5 Confederate and a 3X5 American flag flying together in the bed of the truck.


37 posted on 09/05/2010 9:33:44 AM PDT by Melinda in TN
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To: markomalley

Another little Hitler. Probably why she is a security guard, the chance to boss someone around. Why do I envision short hair?
They need to be backed down at every turn.


38 posted on 09/05/2010 9:33:52 AM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: unixfox

“what nationality would said “security” guard be?”
Democrate.


39 posted on 09/05/2010 9:39:15 AM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: markomalley

A name, we need the name of the security supervisor. We need to expose her. She must not be allowed to hide and deliver this kind of attack.

As a sidebar, squealing tires of pick-up trucks is a right of passage for American teenage boys. They need to be warned if the are recklessly endangering others and cautioned about that.

We have evolved to an unrealistic position of having to debate what is right and wrong because we have abandoned our common standards and traditions of what is acceptable... it has all become acceptable so it is all unacceptable. The idea that, “we don’t do things like that here” is no longer present. This is the United States, we fly that flag here and it is unreasonable and unacceptable to fly any other here. In the United States we support this country and the principles it is based on and we stick to those principles. If we don’t, we no longer have our own identity. We fly the flags of other nations and groups in their own nation and we respect that right but we don’t do it here.

The segregation that allowed people to believe differently than others but still coexist has gone. As I think about this I think about Babel but it is an incomplete thought.


40 posted on 09/05/2010 9:41:49 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: markomalley
She said this is a school that focuses on diversity and she doesn't want anyone to feel uncomfortable

So what if HE is uncomfortable WITHOUT his American Flags?

ML/NJ

41 posted on 09/05/2010 9:44:05 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: mazda77

Perhaps she (the security guard) should get a talking to by a policeman with an American flag patch on his shoulder.


42 posted on 09/05/2010 9:46:11 AM PDT by reg45
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To: All

He should have told her “These colors don’t run” as he opened a six pack of Whoop Arse.


43 posted on 09/05/2010 9:54:49 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: reg45

The better question would be why or if she has or hasn’t one on her uniform.


44 posted on 09/05/2010 9:55:03 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: oh8eleven

I’m going to visit Principal Lindimore on Tuesday and thank her for her stand on this. We need more like her.


45 posted on 09/05/2010 9:58:19 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: markomalley
...to remove American flags from his truck because they might make other students uncomfortable.

Sounds like those suffering from Flagophobia might need to go back to where they came from. If they want to be "comfortable", that's probably the best place for them.

46 posted on 09/05/2010 10:05:28 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Hanoi Boi" Kerry tops wealthiest lawmakers at $188.6 million! "Berthers" Rule!)
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To: mazda77
LOL I can imagine someone telling any of my boys, when they were in High School to take down a flag....they would say no and put on your flame retardant suit for when you call my mother...she can get real mean...

This old lady had 4 boys and 1 girl all in their teens at the same time...you don't survive by being wussy.

47 posted on 09/05/2010 10:05:30 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: markomalley

I get so sick and tired of government control freaks.


48 posted on 09/05/2010 10:08:31 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Rennes Templar

Yep, that’s what Fox reported, although didn’t directly say Mex.

This was just some security Rent-a-Pig, with Highway flagman mentality and the school is going to have a talk with security apparently in favor of the student.


49 posted on 09/05/2010 10:09:58 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: Melinda in TN

Good for you all..We fly our Texas flag and US flag..


50 posted on 09/05/2010 10:10:45 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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