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  • Court: School can ban US flag shirts for safety

    02/28/2014 12:17:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS,
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on...
  • Disobedient brats no martyrs for freedom (USA Flag shirt students)

    05/21/2010 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 76 replies · 2,275+ views
    CNN ^ | May 21, 2010 | Ruben Navarrette
    San Diego, California (CNN) — When five students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California, taunted Latino students by wearing T-shirts bearing the American flag on Cinco de Mayo, even though administrators had told students beforehand not to wear flag clothing that day, they caused a ruckus, divided a community and reignited the culture wars.
  • Tyranny of Tolerance

    05/14/2010 11:51:25 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 11 replies · 381+ views
    CDS ^ | 5/11/2010 | Chuck Colson
    Is the U.S. Flag Offensive? The right of free speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. The right to not be offended is not. But guess which right trumped the other in a California school last week. The two students were minding their own business—just sitting at a table on a school break, chatting with their friends. And then the vice principal of the school walked up to the boys—and ordered them to remove their American flag bandanas. Their T-shirts also featured the Stars and Stripes. The boys were told to turn them inside out, so the flags wouldn’t show. The...
  • Parents express anger over cinco de mayo flap

    05/11/2010 11:03:11 PM PDT · by SteveH · 14 replies · 1,629+ views
    KTVU TV ^ | 5/11/2010
    MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- Heated words were spoken Wednesday night at a packed school board meeting in Morgan Hill as parents railed against administrators in charge of the high school where a controversy over students wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo erupted last week. Wednesday will mark one week since a Cinco de Mayo incident at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill flared up into a national story when four boys came on campus wearing t-shirts with the American flag and patriotic colors. From what occurred at a public meeting of the school board Tuesday night, it...
  • How the US Flag Became Inflammatory

    05/11/2010 10:09:14 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 29 replies · 1,437+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 11 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What are we to make of the five students who were temporarily suspended by the administration at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill for purportedly seeking to provoke—by the wearing of various American flag insignia, no less—Mexican-American students who were at the time celebrating, with some Mexican flags, Cinco de Mayo Day? Or, in the words of aggrieved student Annicia Nunez, as picked up by the news services, “I think they should apologize ’cause it is a Mexican heritage day. We don’t deserve to get disrespected like that. We wouldn’t do that on Fourth of July.” Let us deconstruct...
  • Flaunt the American Flag Day Tomorrow (Freeper on G. Gordon Liddy Show Today 12:30 P.M. EDT)

    05/11/2010 7:11:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies · 1,165+ views
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 | Kristinn
    I'm scheduled to be on the G. Gordon Liddy show today at 12:30 p.m. EDT to talk about tomorrow's Flaunt the American Flag Day.Listen live here at Radio America.In addition to the reasons for Flaunt the American Flag Day in the original announcement below, we learned this week of one more affront to our nation's flag and patriotism (from Marooned in Marin):Now Drawing An American Flag Is Offensive In Salinas, CAMore liberal absurdity from Northern California, not too far south from Morgan Hill (Fox Radio, Todd Starnes). The battle over the American flag has reached a middle school art class...
  • FLAUNT THE AMERICAN FLAG DAY--Nationwide Protest Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    05/09/2010 3:21:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 219 replies · 11,625+ views
    Sunday, May 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    I am posting this announcement with Jim Thompson's blessing and support.Patriotic Americans all across the nation are being called on to 'flaunt the American flag' on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by wearing patriotic-themed clothing such as American flag style shirts, blouses, ties or jackets; American flag lapel pins or brooches; and by displaying the American flag at home, on your car or at your desk at work. You can even carry an American flag with you as you make your rounds on Wednesday and really flaunt that flag!This is being done as a show of support for the American families...
  • Video: Mexican Protester Rips American Flag From Hand of American (Live Oak High School)

    05/09/2010 9:35:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 117 replies · 3,966+ views
    Sunday, May 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    A video taken this week by KRON-TV in California shows a Mexican demonstrator swatting the American flag out of the hand of an American counter-demonstrator during the march by Mexican Live Oak High School students and others upset that American students wore American glags to the California school on Cinco de Mayo.The video, posted at KRON on May 6, 2010 by Brian Shields, shows a pick-up truck with at least three young men waving small American flags mounted on sticks from the windows as they ride alongside the Mexican march on the sidewalk. The pick-up truck is shown stopped with...