Question: Could it be true that being a patriotic student who wears Old Glory to school can get you sent home or the drawing of Old Glory is found to be offensive by your teacher and, if so, what’s wrong with this picture?
This recent article and video reveal the disturbing answer to this question-You Decide:
American Flag Clothing Sparks New Protest-Posted on MSNBC.com-By Lori Preuitt and George Kiriyama, NBCBayArea.com-On May 7, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article:
“A day after five Morgan Hill students were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts, the controversy erupted ten-fold.
Dozens of students at Live Oak High School made a mass and impromptu walk out of class Thursday. They weren’t protesting the ejections and instead were showing their Mexican-American pride. Many support the school’s decision and say they were offended by their classmates’ wardrobe choice.
Many of the students who walked out Thursday held Mexican flags as they left campus. The said they marching for respect and unity.
“My plan is to bring out the message we are also Americans and we need Americans to show our culture respect of our Hispanic background,” student Mike Hernandez said.
The group walked to City Hall for a loud but calm noontime rally. They returned to school in about 90 minutes and finished the day in class.
The controversy began when Daniel Galli and his four friends were approached by the vice principal during lunch on Cinco de Mayo. He asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.
“They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”
The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts “incendiary” that would lead to fights on campus.
To many Mexican-American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They say they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors on a Mexican holiday.
“I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day,” Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, said. “We don’t deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn’t do that on Fourth of July.”
The superintendent of the Morgan Hill Unified School District, Dr. Wesley Smith, sent out the following message about the incidents:
“The Morgan Hill Unified School District does not prohibit nor do we discourage wearing patriotic clothing. The incident on May 5 at Live Oak High School is extremely unfortunate. While campus safety is our primary concern and administrators made decisions yesterday in an attempt to ensure campus safety, students should not, and will not, be disciplined for wearing patriotic clothing. This situation and our response are under review.
We know that this is an emotionally charged topic. We would ask you to encourage your students to be safe and focus on their academics while in school. If conversations and/or activities are necessary to express their feelings on this issue, we will find appropriate venues that do not disturb student learning or jeopardize the safety of our students. Furthermore, we encourage everyone to demonstrate respect for each other, open communication, and responsibility.”
The story has sparked an outcry from groups and individuals across the country, including a high school student in Yorktown, Va., who created a Facebook page titled “I support the 5 students from Morgan Hill high school.” As of this afternoon, the group had 51 members.”
Old Glory ‘Offensive’? “Student’s American flag drawing called ‘offensive’ by teacher”-Posted on VideoFoxNews.com-On May 10, 2010:
Note: What follows are two 2008 articles and/or blog posts that revealed the then Senator Obama’s patriotism or lack of prior to being elected as our President-You Decide:
The Meta-Messages in Obama’s Patriotism Speech!-Posted on American Thinker-By Lee Cary-On July 2, 2008:
Senator Obama’s Patriotism – a Veteran’s Perspective-Posted on BOPAC Report-By zachjonesishome-On July 2, 2008:
Note: What follows are numerous articles and/or blogs and videos that relate to this disturbing issue-You Decide:
Video: First Amendment, American flag lose to Cinco de Mayo!-Posted on FoxNews.com-On February 28, 2014:
Video: Breaking-Marine Vet Arrested by FBI allegedly “for Patriotic Posts on Facebook”!-Posted on Restoring Liberty-On August 18, 2012:
Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On July 21, 2012:
When Loving Your Country Makes You As A Domestic Terrorist!-Posted on TeaPartyorg-By Jake Martinez on July 7, 2012:
Why Liberals Are Afraid of the Fourth of July!-Posted on TeaParty.org-By Jake Martinez-On July 3, 2012:
Memorial Day 2012: Time To Remember The Price Of Freedom!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On May 26, 2012:
ANOTHER AMERICAN FLAG WITH OBAMA’S FACE SHOWS UP IN SOUTH JERSEY!-Posted on The Blaze-By Mytheos Holt-On April 6, 2012:
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MSNBC Anchor: Palin‘s Use Of American Flag Could Be ’Breach Of Federal Law’-Posted on The Blaze-By Jonathon M. Seidl-On June 1, 2011:
LSU Student Decides Against Burning Flag as Thousands Stage Counter Demonstration-Posted on FoxNews.com-By Marla Friedman-On May 11, 2011:
Patriotic or Eyesore? Restaurant Owner Cited For Flying Too Many Flags-Posted on YouTube.com-ByNakedEmperorNews1-On May 7, 2011:
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Is it OK to Gloat About bin Laden’s Death?-Posted on The Blaze-By Emily Esfahani Smith-On May 4, 2011:
Hard-Left Radio Host Wonders: When Will Navy SEALs Take Out George W. Bush?-Posted on The Media Research Center-By Tim Graham-On May 4, 2011:
The Huffington Post Is Pro-Life? Yes, When the Life Was Osama’s-Posted on News Busters-By Tim Graham-On May 04, 2011:
The Left and the Liberals’ Hypocrisy over the Death of Osama Bin Laden-Posted on Pajamas Media-By Ron Radosh-On May 3, 2011:
Liberals Sickened by ‘USA! USA!’ Chants-Posted on Fox Nation-By By David Sirota-On May 3, 2011:
Senator Obama’s Patriotism – a Veteran’s Perspective-Posted BOPAC Report-By zachjonesishome-On October 28, 2008:
Sean Penn Refuses to Place Hand Over Heart During National Anthem, Report Says-Posted on FoxNews.com-By New York Post-On May 2, 2011:
Can we get our American based schools to participate?-Posted on Patriotic Resistance-By Jason-On November 14, 2010:
IDAHO COUPLE BATTLES HOA FOR RIGHT TO FLY AMERICAN FLAG-Posted on The Blaze-By Jonathon M. Seidl-On November 12, 2010:
HUNDREDS OF RIDERS WITH US FLAGS Escort Cody Alicea to School Today (Video)-Posted on The Gateway Pundit-By Jim Hoft-On November 15, 2010:
School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike: ‘Officials Later Backtrack; Allow Boy to Fly Flag on Bike’-Posted Fox40 News-By Elissa Harrington-On November 12, 2010:
Walmart worker sent home for wearing Marines shirt on Veterans Day-Posted on Fox11Online.com-On November 12, 2010:
Student campaigns to restore Pledge of Allegiance-Posted on WND.com-By Michael Carl-On September 26, 2010:
Judge Temporarily Stops Ohio Township from Blocking Tea Party Constitution Day Rally: Township had ruled Constitution Day event was ‘too political.’-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Chris Neefus-On September 16, 2010:
Obama: Koran Burning, No; Flag Burning, Yes-Posted on Floyd Reports-By Ben Johnson-On September 9, 2010:
Colorado Student Says He Was Told to Remove U.S. Flags-Posted on FoxNews.com-On September 05, 2010:
RI school to alter policy that banned soldier hat-Posted on Yahoo News-By The Associated Press-On June 19, 2010:
Anonymous Donor Ups Stolen Memorial Reward by $100,000-Posted by Veterans of Foreign Wars-On May 13, 2010:
War Memorial Torn Down by Vandals!-Posted on BostonBizJournals.com-On May 11, 2010:
Don’t Tear Me Down-Posted on donttearmedown.com:
The ACLU’s real agenda in the Mojave Desert-Posted on OneNewsNow.com-By Robert Knight, Guest Columnist-On October 7, 2010:
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