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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Sounds like some other folks were spoiling for a right, and that they were using the American flag to do so.
    Asserting patriotism doesn't mean that one is spoiling for a fight. If you see me swearing at liberals and you tell me to watch my language, that doesn't mean that you're looking to rumble, it means that you're trying to asset common decency in public discussions.

    The principle of America before Mexico SHOULD be universally held by all Americans. Reminding Mexican-Americans of where their allegiance SHOULD lie does not mean that one is looking for a gang brawl.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    It is a horrible decision. What the federal court rules is that a school can dictate what political statements in clothing students may and may not express. The school and students may support Cinco de Mayo, but ban any student from opposing it.

    Accordingly, the school could support wearing crosses at Christmas and ban Jewish symbols claiming this to avoid conflicts between the majority Christians with the Jewish kids - which we know that same court would not allow.

    The overall collapse of integrity in the federals courts for partisan rulings is another indication of the collapse of American society and institutions.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Asserting patriotism doesn't mean that one is spoiling for a fight. If you see me swearing at liberals and you tell me to watch my language, that doesn't mean that you're looking to rumble, it means that you're trying to asset common decency in public discussions.

    The principle of America before Mexico SHOULD be universally held by all Americans. Reminding Mexican-Americans of where their allegiance SHOULD lie does not mean that one is looking for a gang brawl.
    I'm not aware of any other country where students are warned not to wear their national flag on the clothing. That certainly wouldn't happen in Mexico.

    The closest I've heard of something similar was when Muslims threatened action if a British town flew the flag of St. George. The town did acquiesce to the Muslims at first but eventually, after protests from residents, flew it without any Muslim problems at all. Sometimes taking the proper stand takes a little courage but the outcomes are generally worth it.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    How does banning the American Flag in The United States Of America make schools safer?
    Easy to answer, we banned prayer because we are all lizards, we banned recess because it is too violent and banning the flag prevents pride in one's own country as pride leads to boasting and boasting often leads to physical confrontation. Now why millions (many Mexicans) have fought and died trying to live in the land where that flag flies is still a mystery.
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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Easy to answer, we banned prayer because we are all lizards, we banned recess because it is too violent and banning the flag prevents pride in one's own country as pride leads to boasting and boasting often leads to physical confrontation. Now why millions (many Mexicans) have fought and died trying to live in the land where that flag flies is still a mystery.
    Prayer, recess, and the flag have been banned? When did that happen? I always had a flag displayed in my classroom, was expected to lead the pledge every morning, kids went out to recess every day, and one of my colleagues led prayer circles around the flag in the mornings before school started, all this in an elementary school that is overwhelmingly Hispanic.

    When did all that change?
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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I would however, put the wearing the American flag on a day to celebrate Mexican heritage was either stupid or intended to get the response it did. Acting to prevent a race war from breaking out may not have been the worst idea in the world.
    The problem isn't wearing the American, it's celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    The problem isn't wearing the American, it's celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
    no that's fine the problem is being an asshole just because some one is not celebrating cinco de mayo

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    What kind of "patriots" are these kids anyway?

    "The words "flag, standard, colors, or ensign", as used herein, shall include any flag, standard, colors, ensign, or any picture or representation of either, or of any part or parts of either, made of any substance or represented on any substance, of any size evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United States of America or a picture or a representation of either, upon which shall be shown the colors, the stars and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or of any part or parts of either, by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag, colors, standard, or ensign of the United States of America ..."

    " ...The flag should not be used as "wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery" ..."

    " ...The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, ..."
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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Asserting patriotism doesn't mean that one is spoiling for a fight. If you see me swearing at liberals and you tell me to watch my language, that doesn't mean that you're looking to rumble, it means that you're trying to asset common decency in public discussions.

    The principle of America before Mexico SHOULD be universally held by all Americans. Reminding Mexican-Americans of where their allegiance SHOULD lie does not mean that one is looking for a gang brawl.
    Or it means that the poster, and those who support that argument, have little regard for the intelligence and decency of the Mexican people.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I would however, put the wearing the American flag on a day to celebrate Mexican heritage was either stupid or intended to get the response it did. Acting to prevent a race war from breaking out may not have been the worst idea in the world.
    It's free speech. Would you also oppose people wearing a Mexican flag on The 4th of July?
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