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Colorado High School Tells Student to Remove US Flag From Truck… It’s Offensive
Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-6-10 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 09/06/2010 11:50:46 AM PDT by Justaham

Security officials told the student they focus on diversity at the school and they don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable.

A high school student in Northglenn is upset that campus security told him to remove the large American flags flying from his pickup truck because it might make others uncomfortable.

Jeremy Stoppel told 7NEWS he got a ticket at Northglenn High School last Thursday for squealing his tires. He said he deserved that ticket and deserved having his parking lot pass suspended for two weeks.

But he’s upset that campus security then told him he can’t fly his 3 feet by 5 feet flags in the bed of his pickup truck anymore.

“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 said. “How do you suppose anyone would feel uncomfortable in America with an American flag? That’s where I’m confused.”


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1 posted on 09/06/2010 11:50:49 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

I am beginning to think that all public schools are offensive.


2 posted on 09/06/2010 11:52:45 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Justaham

Son... you go ahead and fly the flag. You have 1st Amendment rights. If they push you. Take it to court and sue the school.


3 posted on 09/06/2010 11:53:14 AM PDT by BigFinn (867 days to go.)
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To: Howie66

Beginning?


4 posted on 09/06/2010 11:55:32 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: Justaham
I guess they wouldn't like my car either.

Or my truck.


5 posted on 09/06/2010 11:55:36 AM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Justaham

“Well, Ma’am, you’re making me feel uncomfortable by demanding I remove the flag of this country from my vehicle. Would it make you happier if I burned it?”


6 posted on 09/06/2010 11:55:56 AM PDT by Lord Basil
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To: Justaham

“......a school that focuses on diversity.....”

I’ve always pondered on their “diversity” when a lot of the students are moving on to “university” after high school.

But now the Universities are screaming diversity. It just dosen’t compute for me.


7 posted on 09/06/2010 11:57:17 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: Justaham

They need some serious FReeping!


8 posted on 09/06/2010 11:58:36 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: abner

Great paintjobs. But they would probably tow your vehicles,WITH A TARP OVER THEM.


9 posted on 09/06/2010 11:58:37 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Justaham
"Security officials told the student they focus on diversity at the school and they don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable."

Ask the geniuses what "E pluribus unum" means.

10 posted on 09/06/2010 11:59:51 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Justaham
I'd bet if he were to fly this flag they'd think that was just peachy...


11 posted on 09/06/2010 12:01:54 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Justaham

From the comment section:

Northglenn High School
601 West 100th Place
Northglenn, CO 80260-6003
Principal Dr. Mary B. Lindimore
Main Office (720) 972-4600
Attendance Office (720) 972-4736


12 posted on 09/06/2010 12:02:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: abner

I love it!! God Bless America my friend. God bless her.


13 posted on 09/06/2010 12:02:06 PM PDT by mc5cents (God was, is and always will be.)
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To: Justaham

Try putting on Obama flags for a day; see what they say. Then fly them upside-down on day 2.


14 posted on 09/06/2010 12:02:27 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: abner
They'd like this...


15 posted on 09/06/2010 12:04:14 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Justaham

Principal Dr. Mary B. Lindimore

Mary.B.Lindimore@adams12.org


16 posted on 09/06/2010 12:05:01 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Justaham

BTW, just what in the world is going on out there in Co.? I have heard more than one crazy story like this coming out of that once great state.


17 posted on 09/06/2010 12:06:22 PM PDT by mc5cents (God was, is and always will be.)
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To: Justaham

I read this story yesterday. This is misleading....
The school did NOT tell the student that he couldn’t have the flags on his truck. It was a security guard who took it upon herself to tell the kid he shouldn’t fly the flags. The school officials, however, said that the security guard didn’t have the authority to tell the student that and they would speak with her. The school said they have flags all over the school and wouldn’t have a policy that didn’t allow the students to display a flag.


18 posted on 09/06/2010 12:07:23 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Justaham
Report:"Colorado High School Tells Student to Remove US Flag From Truck… It’s Offensive."

Response; How long is the type of conduct exhibited by the administration of this school be allowed to continue?

19 posted on 09/06/2010 12:07:43 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Justaham

I think that these ‘Educated’ people need to have REMEDIAL ENGLISH taught to them. DIVERSITY in my dictionary gives the meaning as “the state of being diverse, variety” and “a range of different things”. Now mr/ms security myrmidon, how does flying the national emblem on a private vehicle violate this (questionable) goal?


20 posted on 09/06/2010 12:07:59 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Justaham

It’s not in the school’s mission to ensure that people are comfortable. (Otherwise: I am comfortable only with $30 million cash in the bank; please make me comfortable.)

The guy should look for a good lawyer; make the school district pay for hiring people who stamp on others’ basic liberty.


21 posted on 09/06/2010 12:08:13 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: abner
Or this one Actually, the principal said the security officer had no basis for her order and ther is no such policy at the school. Also, the security officer would be in her office first thing Tuedsay morning.
22 posted on 09/06/2010 12:09:21 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: nuconvert
This is misleading....

Now let's not let those little things like "details" and "facts" get in the way of righteous indignation!

Now back to email-bombing the principal.

23 posted on 09/06/2010 12:13:46 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Justaham

I’ve concluded that it IS the school’s perceived mission to make students comfortable — just as people placed under anesthesia are made comfortable before their brain is excised.

I would like the school district to lay out in court, in great detail, how it achieves its objective of comfort, which trumps the objectives of education and exposure to actual diversity in the world (e.g., people with flags on their cars).


24 posted on 09/06/2010 12:14:48 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: South40

That looks like Moochelle driving!


25 posted on 09/06/2010 12:15:05 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Justaham
Good grief of all the things wrong in our nations schools one kid does something right and the "We Are The World" Liberals scold him for it? Anyone remember how this started? First it was the Confederate Flags they came after. No one said anything because it was offensive to some {offensive only to those who were taught P.C. White Washed it was all about slavery history}. Many a person of color fought for and died willingly for Dixie. That fact also has been removed from Public School history books.

Now the MARXIST have come after the very flag men in uniform died carrying for over 200 years but would not let her fall if it was within their ability to do so. If it fell another man picked it up. In my youth any school board or school officials trying to stop a kid from doing this would have been removed from their position and publicly shamed.

Our nation is at war from within. It is a cultural war and the one for our very survival as a nation. The time for compromise in the name of diversity is over. Either a persons nationality and national loyalities are America first or they can get the hell out of the USA the same way they came in.

26 posted on 09/06/2010 12:15:44 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Justaham

So . . . what’s flying on the school flagpole?


27 posted on 09/06/2010 12:18:30 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: vladimir998

The principal of the school supported the student and said he had a right to fly the flags. She said she would speak with the security guy the next time he was scheduled in (Tuesday).


28 posted on 09/06/2010 12:18:43 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barbour 2012)
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To: Justaham

“Tolerance” and “diversity” are a brilliantly conceived stealth assault designed to destroy western democracies and Anglo-Saxon culture from within. This pathogen has now permeated almost every level of society. It is quite simply a virulent form of cultural suicide.

One of the more devastating aspects of this assault is that “tolerance” and “diversity” are now more important than common sense and self preservation. If you won’t defend yourself because of self imposed guilt, the battle is over before it has even started.

Western nations are in need of some serious deprogramming treatment from 60 plus years of brainwashing in “tolerance” and “diversity”. This mental illness has become so ingrained that reversal may no longer be possible.


29 posted on 09/06/2010 12:19:33 PM PDT by Paratesties
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To: Justaham

Displaying the flag is offensive? Those who feel that it is should find another country to live in. And I mean that sincerely.


30 posted on 09/06/2010 12:19:47 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
"Response; How long is the type of conduct exhibited by the administration of this school be allowed to continue?"

Please read post 18 and 28

31 posted on 09/06/2010 12:20:14 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barbour 2012)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You need to read post #18 before you go email bombing the principal or encouraging others to do so. Don’t let facts get in your way though if you don’t care about facts.


32 posted on 09/06/2010 12:22:16 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barbour 2012)
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To: Artemis Webb

This “campus security” broad got it from somewhere. From other stories I have read she sounds too goofy to have come up with it on her own.


33 posted on 09/06/2010 12:22:16 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Justaham
That's just effing stupid. That security guard is offensive.



34 posted on 09/06/2010 12:22:47 PM PDT by Oceander (Tag. You're it.)
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To: traderrob6
"This “campus security” broad got it from somewhere"

Yeah she probably got it from DU but that's not the principals fault.

35 posted on 09/06/2010 12:23:29 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barbour 2012)
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To: nuconvert
I read this story yesterday. This is misleading.... The school did NOT tell the student that he couldn’t have the flags on his truck. It was a security guard who took it upon herself to tell the kid he shouldn’t fly the flags. The school officials, however, said that the security guard didn’t have the authority to tell the student that and they would speak with her. The school said they have flags all over the school and wouldn’t have a policy that didn’t allow the students to display a flag.

Nope it's called dry runs actually. Enforce it policy or no and see if you can get away with it. No outrage? Then it becomes policy. It disturbs me such a moron could be hired to start with.

36 posted on 09/06/2010 12:24:42 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: RansomOttawa

Re #27:

The American flag is flying on the school’s flagpole. Please read post #18.


37 posted on 09/06/2010 12:24:42 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barbour 2012)
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To: Justaham

Let’s remove Title I funds from the school as well. And all the other Titles. Wouldn’t want to offend them.


38 posted on 09/06/2010 12:25:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: Justaham

Screw em’, and sue em’. If that doesn’t work, leave em’.


39 posted on 09/06/2010 12:25:49 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Justaham

I’ve always wanted to ask these “Don’t do X because it may offend a minority” types. Just what would happen when they are offended? Grow another head, assume the fetal position, change color (gasp!) or change form?

It would be interesting to hear their excuses.


40 posted on 09/06/2010 12:27:06 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: NonValueAdded
Unless they are making the security guard a scapegoat, I don't think the school is at fault on this one.

I heard on the news (Fox & FRiends I think)that it was the security guard who told the kid he could not fly the flag.

A representative from the school said they did not have a policy that would restrict the boy from flying the flag.

41 posted on 09/06/2010 12:28:34 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Artemis Webb
In case you didn't notice, I posted the email addy before #18....that is in case YOU care about the facts.

Maybe we can email the Principle and tell her to fire the moron security guard, eh?

42 posted on 09/06/2010 12:31:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: abner

No bike? Slacker.


43 posted on 09/06/2010 12:33:46 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Justaham

I’d mark off a spot on my ass where this security official and the rest of the pinhead school administration can kiss it. Tell ‘em to get bent and fly away!


44 posted on 09/06/2010 12:34:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

I wonder if the security guard is Mexican?


45 posted on 09/06/2010 12:35:13 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Artemis Webb

Thanx. I hate when FReepers react to a story based on the headline


46 posted on 09/06/2010 12:36:04 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: mc5cents

A lot of Caucasians from California moved there to escape the Hispanics and high taxes. They then decided to recreate California in the Rockies. Same thing the Massholes have done to New Hampshire.


47 posted on 09/06/2010 12:36:53 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Justaham

Time to take a little trip up North and give those facists a little education!


48 posted on 09/06/2010 12:38:10 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: Justaham

If you are muslim, wiccan, tattooed pierced goth freak, homosexual, transgender, or messed-up in any way, we want you not to feel alienated. We will go out of our way to make you feel normal.

If you are Christian, patriotic, male, or an honor student , well, screw you!!


49 posted on 09/06/2010 12:38:33 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Justaham

Tell campus security “This IS diversity jackass! There’s no sign of America anywhere else on this campus!”


50 posted on 09/06/2010 12:39:43 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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