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Teen: Suspended for Confederate flag on truck
myfoxny.com ^ | March 28, 2014

Posted on 03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Edited on 03/29/2014 5:22:30 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

By FOX NEWS - A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck.

Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: confederate; confederateflag; discipline; dixie; speechcodes; teens
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Even the ACLU said this was wrong.
1 posted on 03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Imagine what would happen if he had a picture of Jesus on his bumper.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 5:21:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ilovesarah2012

This kid just needs to go get a GED and move on with his life.

Screw that dumb high school.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 5:21:39 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Wonder which “Confederate Flag” they were referring to?


4 posted on 03/29/2014 5:22:01 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Like it or not, there was a southern army and that’s history not bigotry.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 5:22:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ilovesarah2012

Situational ethics. If my group like it, it is ok, if we don’t like it, ‘off with their heads!’


6 posted on 03/29/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ilovesarah2012

Southernphobe haters here in 3....2.....1....


7 posted on 03/29/2014 5:22:41 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

8 posted on 03/29/2014 5:22:49 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

But this young man does not understand: his absolute masters have spoken, there are no First Amendment rights. They have said so.

This country’s greatest is slipping away right before our eyes.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 5:24:19 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The socialists are trying to say it means only one thing: racism. Their favorite boogyman.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 5:24:52 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: ilovesarah2012

One more reason to Home-School!


11 posted on 03/29/2014 5:25:33 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Meanwhile school officials in mexicalifornia suspend student with an American flag shirt on cinco demayo day, we dont want to upset our nieghbors.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 5:27:27 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Slap a Mexican flag sticker over it and everything will be copacetic...


13 posted on 03/29/2014 5:27:47 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

If I were a supporter of the Confederate flag I think I would object to some Yankee kid flying the flag with the word ‘redneck’ painted on it. Kind of reinforces some negative stereotypes if you ask me.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 5:27:49 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: ilovesarah2012

Would he be suspended if he was flying a rainbow flag?
I doubt it, probably made class president.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 5:28:18 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Now if it was a homosexual rainbow flag, then the national media would be going nuts.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 5:30:20 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: Lee'sGhost
Wonder which “Confederate Flag” they were referring to?

The one that has 'redneck' written on it. There's a picture of it with the story.

17 posted on 03/29/2014 5:30:32 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: ilovesarah2012

New Jersey STAYS insane.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Gutsy kid.

He would have been okay if he was flying the flag of Al Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood.

Too bad there isn’t something in the US Constitution guaranteeing free speech...


19 posted on 03/29/2014 5:32:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: OldPossum
I reckon it depends where you put it.

Yesterday was Seven's first birthday and she went to all the pet stores to pick out her presents.

Nobody said one bad word about her bandana.

:)

20 posted on 03/29/2014 5:36:27 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I guess this must have occurred in southern NJ!

Wait maybe it was northern NJ!


21 posted on 03/29/2014 5:39:04 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ronnie raygun

22 posted on 03/29/2014 5:44:14 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Well, I would certainly object to it. But I wouldn’t demand he forfeit his first amendment right to be a stupid Yankee.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 5:45:33 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: Iron Munro

Or a rainbow flag.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 5:46:25 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DoodleDawg

The flag is battle flag of the Army of Northern Virgina. I can only guess based on the kid’s quotes, but it looks like — given that “rednecks” aren’t limited to the South — that he is using as a self description. You know, like how you can call your sister a name, but you beat up the kid who calls her the same name. It’s OK when you do it. Like when black people call each other nigger.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 5:51:05 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: Lee'sGhost; DoodleDawg

I think the kid’s family is from the South. And strange as it may sound, there’s actually a large piece of southern New Jersey that’s south of the Mason-Dixon Line (though not the area in this news story).


26 posted on 03/29/2014 5:51:28 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Lazamataz

“New Jersey stays insane”.
Most of the state is insane. Where we live in Warren County and some other areas are quite normal. It is too bad that we have to be lumped in with the lunatic left.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 5:51:59 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Salamander
Bump to *SNEK* and friend :)


28 posted on 03/29/2014 5:52:21 AM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Lee'sGhost
But I wouldn’t demand he forfeit his first amendment right to be a stupid Yankee.

No, I think the school is out of line on this one. Everyone does have the right to be stupid.

29 posted on 03/29/2014 5:53:17 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Salamander

LOL, Sal. Good to hear from ‘ya!

CC


30 posted on 03/29/2014 5:53:42 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Lee'sGhost
I can only guess based on the kid’s quotes, but it looks like — given that “rednecks” aren’t limited to the South — that he is using as a self description.

I'm sure he is. But the casual observer might see it as reinforcing some negative stereotypes like I said. Still if he wants to fly it then he should be able to, regardless of what people think. There may be a constitutional right to be stupid but so far as I know there is no constitutional right not to be offended.

31 posted on 03/29/2014 5:58:16 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: PoloSec
I guess this must have occurred in southern NJ!

I'd consider Hamilton more central Jersey than north or south Jersey.

"Gregory Vied, 17, says he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in the student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township. "

I don't know how far the ACLU might go with this. If he parks his truck on school property, they can tell him to do whatever they want in return for permission for him to park in their lot. If he parks on a public street, he can do whatever he wants.

Considering it's New Jersey he's lucky he was just suspended and he didn't find his truck looking like this.


32 posted on 03/29/2014 6:02:38 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: The Cajun

I see Confederate flags all over bikers and bikes all the time yet somehow, they never get ‘picketed’ or ‘protested’.

Our Rebel trike body style is the most popular and we sell more of those than any of the others.

I don’t think the flag is nearly as “offensive” as the pantywaist whiners would have us believe.

It seems to have become a more of a popular symbol of opposition to oppressive government.

Again.

:)


33 posted on 03/29/2014 6:03:13 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: DoodleDawg
If I were a supporter of the Confederate flag I think I would object to some Yankee kid flying the flag with the word ‘redneck’ painted on it.

The first amendment doesn't say "except for people with bad taste, poor judgement, or ideas that liberals don't like."

Anyway - it is mostly uninformed yankees, liberal elites and race pimps who consider "redneck" to be a prejorative term.


34 posted on 03/29/2014 6:03:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Hey CC!

:)


35 posted on 03/29/2014 6:04:01 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: DoodleDawg

If “Rap” is a “culture”, so is “redneck”.

:)


36 posted on 03/29/2014 6:05:03 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: DoodleDawg

Wonder which “Confederate Flag” they were referring to?
The one that has ‘redneck’ written on it. There’s a picture of it with the story.
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The “redneck’ word on the CSA battle flag was most likely done by someone other than the student who had it on his auto.

The War of Northern Agression was begun for economic reasons. Slavery was just used as an excuse to stir people to war.

The Northern States were into mfg., but they were producing goods already made in Europe so didn’t have a market for exporting.

The Southern States were into tobacco, hemp, cotton, etc., and had lucrative contracts with foreign countries so the South was becoming much more wealthy than the North.

Remember that abolition ONLY denied slavery in the South, While slave owners in the North (many of whom were black) could keep their slaves.


37 posted on 03/29/2014 6:10:07 AM PDT by octex
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To: ilovesarah2012

whatever happened to mutual respect

it used to be that the union at least had some respect for the confederacy


38 posted on 03/29/2014 6:13:58 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Salamander

Pretty Girl!

Happy B-Day (tell Mom to give you a steak)

I miss My Fat’s Domino:(


39 posted on 03/29/2014 6:23:19 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Salamander

Seven is a beautiful puppy! If she’s like others of her breed I’ve met she’s probably quite affectionate with those she feels comfortable with. Hope you’re doing well.

CC


40 posted on 03/29/2014 6:24:55 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Salamander

Happy Birthday Seven.


41 posted on 03/29/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: ilovesarah2012

If NJ becomes a confederate hotbed maybe they will become a conservative state. Would be nice


42 posted on 03/29/2014 6:31:16 AM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Salamander

Lol


43 posted on 03/29/2014 6:32:22 AM PDT by Carry me back
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The last redneck in Maryland. (The second last one left when I went to Nashville)

Just kidding.


44 posted on 03/29/2014 6:39:48 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I'm thinking the kid is just being a stupid kid and looking for a little attention. It's the visual equivalent to the one idiot with the boombox on a crowded boardwalk. This southern boy thinks he needs to stand down...


45 posted on 03/29/2014 6:41:31 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras

Whatever happened to freedom of expression? All irritated Nazis need to stand down. Thin-skinned people don’t like freedom. Anything and everything irritates someone somewhere. Big deal. Tolerance is good.


46 posted on 03/29/2014 6:48:38 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Salamander

You never see PETA protesting leather at biker bars either.


47 posted on 03/29/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Hatteras

Oh yee haw. I think this was funny in the sense of irony. Nonetheless he might stand to be careful lest someone do something rude to that truck with that flag because some Yankees have no sense of humor AT ALL. Stow the flag when parked, put it up again before leaving.


48 posted on 03/29/2014 6:52:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: DoodleDawg
"Everyone does have the right to be stupid."---Depends on what the meaning of "is" is.

vaudine

49 posted on 03/29/2014 6:52:56 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Beagle8U

Wonder why.

Actually if those bikers, who usually do have a soft spot in their hearts for animals, knew what PETA thought of animals, PETA would be in big trouble.


50 posted on 03/29/2014 6:54:01 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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