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New Jersey High School Senior Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag
breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 03/30/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT by rktman

17-year-old Gregory Vied was suspended for flying a confederate flag atop his pickup truck, "which was parked in the student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township."

According to News 12 New Jersey, Vied said he was suspended on March 25th after being repeatedly told he could not fly the flag.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; crossofsaintandrew; discipline; dixie; freespeech; saintandrewscross; speechcodes; teens
Well that ought to teach this uncaring young rube just who's in charge. Free speech? You don't get no steenkin' free speech punk. Why? Cause you're obviously racis'.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Is there a person alive who was actually harmed by that flag?

(Hurt feelings don’t count)


2 posted on 03/30/2014 6:28:02 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

He’d have to be flying it in or on his truck, so what is their authority??? and why the hell not?!!!


3 posted on 03/30/2014 6:30:25 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (When you have neither the law nor the facts on your side, pound the table.)
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To: basil
Would they have suspended him for flying a Gay Rainbow flag?

Naw...

4 posted on 03/30/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: rktman

When’t the last time a student was suspended for wearing on their person or their vehicle, the Mexican flag, or that “X” flag for pan-Africanism? It’s only the Confederate flag which is contraband, which tells me what they fear.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 6:34:07 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: basil

Geez. Remember when “sticks and stones” was in vogue?


6 posted on 03/30/2014 6:40:26 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

Government school is child abuse.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: mrsmel

Careful. Old glory is probably next. Hurt feelings for Americas perceived “exceptionalism”. Kinda throwing it in the downtrodden folks faces that we’re better than them. HUH?


8 posted on 03/30/2014 6:43:01 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

I love that it’s in my state flag, and therefore flown from public buildings. I myself go the white trash route and have a “Dixie” doorbell chime, fly a Dixie flag, etc. What with that and my 4 loud barking dogs, I figure I’m just a tad safer as easy pickings for any would-be home invaders. And you know what we do just to be sure.

I didn’t used to believe in bumper stickers-I thought it was somewhat narcissistic to think the world gives a damn what your personal beliefs are-but now I have a couple on my car supporting the Second Amendment. I want any would-be carjacker to know that I might not be the easiest target (not that they’re usually interested in Toyota Avalons of more than 10 years old).


9 posted on 03/30/2014 6:51:02 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: rktman

New Jersey natives served in the Confederate military and over 3000 Confederate soldiers are buried at Finn’s Pont National cemetery in New Jersey. New Jersey was one of only two states that did not vote for Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 7:26:39 AM PDT by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: basil

No, but there a few tombstones in the South emblazoned with that flag. I’m surprised they don’t call the CSA dead racists and demand the flags be removed from their tombstones.

A**sholes, haunted by history, still afraid the south will rise again.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 7:28:27 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: rktman

Welcome to the People’s Republic of New Jersey - no God, no Free Speech and no firearms.

Don’t look to Christopher J. Christie to direct the state AG to protect this citizen’s rights under the Constitution.

When the Muslims were pushing to build a Mosque on the 9-11 site, Christie’s comment was “local matter, not my business” when asked for his opinion. THEN, this attorney and former prosecutor said that a New Jersey Transit Worker who burned a Koran on his OWN TIME to protest this, and LOST HIS JOB as a consequence, had done a “hateful thing” and deserved it. It took the ACLU to “re-instruct” the governor on the First Amendment and fortunately the guy got got his job back.

New Jersey is right up there with New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and California for having some of the LEAST intelligent and politically educated voters in the Country.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 7:29:31 AM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: rktman
He was ALSO..FLying OLD GLORY on the same truck!!! THAT may have been the underlying reason for his suspension!!

the truck when veiwed from the FRONT...suggests that he was even flying Old Glory In the proper position.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 7:33:29 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Texicanus; mrsmel; XRdsRev; ZULU; Navy Patriot

see above


14 posted on 03/30/2014 7:35:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: rktman

The Confederate Flag is not about racism but about STATES RIGHTS. The flag is free speech, and if a flag of GAY RIGHTS, or BEAR RIGHTS or an Obama Flag were flying, I bet the students would be honored.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 7:39:38 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Oh it said RED NECK on the flag. The school doesn’t want a RED NECK in the school.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 7:43:50 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

and if on the other hand....it had been a Star and Crescent Flag...bearing the words Allahu Ackbar......they would have had a school assembly Honoring the guy!!

.... The Word Redneck and the presence of Old Glory were simply too much form them to Tolerate...


17 posted on 03/30/2014 7:47:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I think it’s just beautiful-the colors even coordinate, lol.

But then I’m not a leftist seething with hatred who would like to wipe history clean of anything good and positive about and from the South, who sees Stalin as their model for conjuring up history as they want it to be.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: basil

perhaps the very clumsy who may have come close to accidently strangling themselves with one ?


19 posted on 03/30/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Amen

or if it had looked like this truck...tiny as it is


20 posted on 03/30/2014 7:50:00 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mrsmel

“But then I’m not a leftist seething with hatred who would like to wipe history clean of anything good and positive about and from the South, who sees Stalin as their model for conjuring up history as they want it to be.”

My condolances.

Ive been trying to acclimate myself to this brave new world for years now...and am still failing to get it....


21 posted on 03/30/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: rktman
Might as well start flying this one instead:


22 posted on 03/30/2014 7:51:55 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Thanks Mike, I see no problem with that display.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 7:53:14 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

You’re most welcome. I see a lawsuit in the making!


24 posted on 03/30/2014 7:55:16 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Hoodat
Or he could go with this:


25 posted on 03/30/2014 7:58:11 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It don’t get no better than that...

Unless you add a Texas flag of course :)


26 posted on 03/30/2014 8:01:59 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Texicanus

Now THAT would really stir things up in New Jersey!

will crisp crispie get involved in this i wonder?


27 posted on 03/30/2014 8:04:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: rktman

Careful. Old glory is probably next.

It already has been banned at some schools. Administrations are afraid that it might make illegals feel excluded.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: rktman

“Remember when “sticks and stones” was in vogue?”

We have liberals now; the biggest bunch of crybabies.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 8:23:02 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: XRdsRev

In regards to presidential elections, New Jersey wasn’t reliably GOP friendly until 1896 when McKinley was elected. Between 1856 and 1896 only once(1872) did NJ go for the Republican candidate. That was Grant’s re-election.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 8:24:41 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: Hoodat

And the didiots would be clueless and probably congratulate him for his change of heart. No/low info clowns.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 9:16:56 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

That’s the whole point. Anything that highlights their stupidity is worth doing.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 9:19:37 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

Holy crap. LOL! Like there isn’t already a million candle power spotlight on their stupidity. It just isn’t reported. At least not in the lsm.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 9:29:48 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Look beautiful to me!!


34 posted on 03/30/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Hoodat

That would actually be pretty funny. Nobody would get it.

Arguably the national flag is more a symbol of the CSA’s policies, and the battle flag primarily a symbol of respect for the valor of the men who fought for it.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 10:24:39 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: ZULU

Me too. I cant conceive of it having caused anyone any trouble.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 1:16:07 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

What’s that white stuff on and around the truck?

I am very confused...


37 posted on 03/30/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn

that’s reputed to be confederate cocaine....


38 posted on 03/30/2014 1:24:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: unixfox
New Jersey was the most reluctant non-border state with respect to supporting the Union cause. Slavery lasted longer there than in any other state north of the Mason Dixon line. It was a Copperhead stronghold and elected George McClellan, whom Lincoln found insufficiently zealous as a military commander, and who ran as a “peace” candidate for President in 1864, as governor. New Jersey did not ratify the 14th Amendment. School segregation was allowed by local option until about 1950. While not settled by Southerners, as were the southernmost counties of Illinois, Indiana, or Ohio, many of the descendants of pre-colonial English and Dutch settlers, unless they were of New England Puritan stock, were sympathetic to the states rights arguments of the Confederacy. Obviously, New Jersey's economic and geographic interests were not with the South.
39 posted on 03/30/2014 1:52:18 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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