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Flag Stomping Could Cost South Carolina Teacher His Job
ABC OTUS News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jilian Fama

Posted on 01/10/2013 2:09:02 PM PST by george76

Scott Compton, a South Carolina high school teacher, is facing possible dismissal by his school board for stomping on an American flag in three of his classes last month.

Compton, who teaches honors English at Chapin High School, has been with the school for seven years, but the tenure of his job is now in question as the Lexington-Richland 5 school board will decide whether or not to dismiss the teacher for his actions.

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"He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, 'What does this represent?' and everybody said, 'Christianity,'" said Copeland.

"Then he proceeds to take down the American flag, and said, 'This is a symbol, but it's only a piece of cloth. It doesn't mean anything,' and then he throws it down on the floor and then stomps on it, repeatedly."

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The future of Compton's teaching career is now in the hands of the school board.

"The superintendent thought the best course of action for Compton is termination," Bounds told ABC News. "But the case has to go to the local board and they will ultimately decide whether or not to support the superintendent's decision."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: alteredsource; democrats; flagstomping; highschool; highschoolteacher; homeschooling; liberals; progressives; publicschool; southcarolina; teacher; teacherfired; teachers
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1 posted on 01/10/2013 2:09:11 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Good.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 2:10:15 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: george76
Good. Stupidity is supposed to hurt.
3 posted on 01/10/2013 2:12:59 PM PST by null and void (Soap box. Ballot box. Jury box. We're just two boxes away from freedom...)
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To: george76

Maybe if he would have stuck to teaching ENGLISH in his ENGLISH class, he’d still be teaching.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 2:13:35 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: george76

They will probably give him a raise.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 2:14:00 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Andy'smom

Since it is a public school, I wouldn’t mind if he was fired (as a workfare recipient he shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds). People who want to do this stuff might find a bit more flexibility in private schools (where they retain the right to do as they wish).


6 posted on 01/10/2013 2:14:13 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: george76

The guy needs to move to Cuba.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 2:14:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: null and void

Good. Stupidity is supposed to hurt.


That is a key problem with modern society. Not only does stupidity not hurt, its often rewarded by the System. On the other hand, those of us who are responsible adults end up taking it in the shorts.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 2:15:52 PM PST by rbg81
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To: george76

I wish the title did not have the word “Could”. He should be gone already.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 2:16:18 PM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: george76

This story soft pedals his liberalism. Yesterday, another story about this portrayed him as a very liberal person who “wore it on his sleeve”. That probably means his classes involved indoctrination instead of learning.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 2:16:24 PM PST by pfflier
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To: george76

Who the heck does this guy think he is: Bill Ayers?


11 posted on 01/10/2013 2:19:33 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: george76

Well, maybe we should be stomping on him, instead. He’s just a symbol, he doesn’t mean anything...

How about we stomp on his powder-blue Prius with its Obama sticker? It’s just a symbol, it doesn’t mean anything...


12 posted on 01/10/2013 2:20:51 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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13 posted on 01/10/2013 2:21:33 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: pfflier
The reminds me of "The Children's Story".

At the end the teacher tears up an American Flag and gives a piece to each of the kids.

14 posted on 01/10/2013 2:22:21 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: george76
He was apparently trying to make the point that they symbol is not the thing symbolized, and therefore that maltreatment of the symbol is meaningless.

He's basically an iconoclast; mohammedanism (among other religious and philosophical movements) teaches this.

Many folks disagree. They hold that how one treats the symbol indicates how one would treat the thing symbolized if one had the power to do so. It also indicates one's attitude toward the thing symbolized. Contemptuous treatment of the symbol (the Flag, in this instance) indicates contempt for the United States, and a willingness to maltreat the USA if one had the power to do so.

Folks have been known to hang, burn, tar-and-feather politicians 'in effigy'. Nobody mistakes the meaning of the act.

15 posted on 01/10/2013 2:22:37 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: george76
Bill Ayers, admitted marxist terrorist, cop killer and bomber, got off on a technicality. His organization was infiltrated by an undercover FBI agent, Larry Grathwohl, who reported that Ayers and company were actively plotting the slaughter of 25 million Americans. Ayers held in his home, the very first fundraiser for Obama during his very first run for office. Ayers has publicly admitted to ghostwriting Obama's "Dreams From My Father". The name "William Ayers" has appeared on White House visitor logs at least twice, of course white house spokesmen claim it was a "different" Bill Ayers.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 2:25:49 PM PST by SENTINEL (I lie, I cheat, I steal, I communize, I sacrifice unborn babies, I'm Harry Reid and I'm a mormon)
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To: Old Sarge
In both cases (stomping him, stomping his prius) you suggest transferring the contemptuous treatment from a symbol to the thing symbolized.

Now ... if we used his picture for a dartboard, or posted an 0bama sticker in a urinal, or trampled pictures of a prius ...

Or, to get closer to the mark, if we dragged a rainbow "fag-flag" through the mud ...

We would be doing to him what he is doing to us Patriotic Americans.

17 posted on 01/10/2013 2:26:35 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Old Sarge
Hey, Sarge, I bet he's got one of these silly things on the back of his Prius:

But here in realville, this is what it's about:

There! Fixed it.
18 posted on 01/10/2013 2:30:56 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: george76

An American flag and a Christian cross — he stomps on the flag to promote free thinking? What a load. That is about the most conformist thing he could do. What about a picture of Obama or an Islamic crescent? That would be free thinking. But no, that would be insensitive and racist. This POS deserves to be fired.


19 posted on 01/10/2013 2:32:57 PM PST 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: Impala64ssa
ROFL!!!!

Love the second one ...

Every time I see that bloody "Coexist" sticker, I start thinking: "One of these things is not like the other; one of them is not the same ..."

20 posted on 01/10/2013 2:34:00 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: george76

Has Mr. Obama’s education department made him “bitter clinger homeschool eradication czar” or some such yet?


21 posted on 01/10/2013 2:34:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: george76

He’ll end up with a show on MSNBC.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 2:35:47 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: george76

Maybe he thought it was Weasel Stomping Day!


23 posted on 01/10/2013 2:37:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

24 posted on 01/10/2013 2:37:32 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
mohammedanism (among other religious and philosophical movements) teaches this

Then why do they get so upset when someone burns a Koran?
25 posted on 01/10/2013 2:40:52 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: george76
If he's fired, he can move to Morgan Hill, Calif.,where he will be welcome.
26 posted on 01/10/2013 2:44:11 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

For that matter, remember during the Reagan and Bush41 years, it seemed like the back of every battered and dented up VW Beetle and Volvo had a “Question Authority” bumper sticker? Gee, I wonder why you don’t see them anymore?


27 posted on 01/10/2013 2:46:16 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

28 posted on 01/10/2013 2:47:21 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Then why do they (mohammedans) get so upset when someone burns a Koran?

1) They're not logically consistent (big surprise, there) and despite their iconoclastic beliefs, they know perfectly well what is meant when someone treats the queer'an with contempt.

2) A mohammedan view of the queer'an goes beyond it being a mere symbol; not only is it (in their view) the words of their deity, in some ways it IS (or at least is permeated by) their deity. To them, it is both a symbol AND (to some extent) the thing symbolized.

3) Mohammedans go berserk at the drop of a hat. They don't really need an excuse to go off on a killing spree or start a riot ...

29 posted on 01/10/2013 2:47:20 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Impala64ssa

In leftist ameritopia, you don’t question authority. Authority questions you!


30 posted on 01/10/2013 2:52:07 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: george76

Does this moron not realize he’s teaching in South Carolina?

California, Vermont, metro New York - maybe; a school in a semi-rural region of South Carolina? No bloody way.


31 posted on 01/10/2013 2:59:26 PM PST by Stosh
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To: george76

Fellow Freepers, you can send your thoughts to http://ed.sc.gov/tools/mail/frmContact.cfm?toEmail= href=”mailto:SCSuptED@ed.sc.gov”>SCSuptED@ed.sc.gov this is the link to the Supt. of Education for South Carolina.


32 posted on 01/10/2013 3:01:14 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Doogle

He looks like a typical sneering liberal jerk.

This is South Carolina. He’ll be fired. We’re not a blue state, and he’s not black.


33 posted on 01/10/2013 3:01:52 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: kearnyirish2

Actually if he worked at a private school he would have been fired that day. Public school teachers are almost impossible to fire.


34 posted on 01/10/2013 3:10:01 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Doogle

Scott looks like a confirmed bachelor.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 3:10:18 PM PST by wideawake
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To: george76

Why is it just “possible” discharge? What the hell’s wrong with the school system. Fire the bastard! Or is it a 500 page form ya’ gotta’ fill out to discipline a union teacher?


36 posted on 01/10/2013 3:14:31 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Stosh
North East Kingdom of Vermont is still pretty Conservative, but poor and the Old Timers are dieing out.
37 posted on 01/10/2013 3:14:58 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

“Actually if he worked at a private school he would have been fired that day.”

If he worked at a private school they might have no problem with him doing it at all; depends on who owns the school.


38 posted on 01/10/2013 3:15:45 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: george76

Moron


39 posted on 01/10/2013 3:15:57 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: wideawake
Scott looks like a confirmed bachelor.

Are you suggesting that he might be a pillow-biting, cigar smoking, twinkle toes? Huh?

40 posted on 01/10/2013 3:17:29 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Andy'smom

He teaches English? Was he lecturing about dangling participles?


41 posted on 01/10/2013 3:18:17 PM PST by Cyman
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To: george76

Good.
No one said “Free Speech” from free of consequences.


42 posted on 01/10/2013 3:20:38 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: elcid1970

If he were teaching at my school, he would have had students challenging his actions and some may have attacked him for those actions. I know that I would have confronted him in front of his class during my plan time and shown his students the real meaning of symbolism.....me kicking his ass.


43 posted on 01/10/2013 3:21:17 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Little Bill

Hang in there, buddy - I hope the Old Timers, including those descended from the Green Mountain boys can at least someday see the replacement of a socialist member of the US Senate.


44 posted on 01/10/2013 3:25:58 PM PST by Stosh
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To: re_nortex
That is a great graphic. I've never seen it before, so I've saved and I thank you.

FMCDH(BITS)

45 posted on 01/10/2013 3:30:48 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: george76
SC's Governor just sent her husband off to Afghanistan. Ask her, or her children, what to do with this jerk!


46 posted on 01/10/2013 3:31:01 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: george76
SC's Governor just sent her husband off to Afghanistan. Ask her, or her children, what to do with this jerk!


47 posted on 01/10/2013 3:31:01 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Doogle

That dude is flaming.


48 posted on 01/10/2013 3:32:53 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Stosh

What about the other one ?


49 posted on 01/10/2013 3:35:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Because it works.
Every time they riot we back down.
Now if someone would kill the rioters is mass quantities until they were all dead or fled, we’d rapidly see an end to that sort of behavior.


50 posted on 01/10/2013 3:35:58 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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