"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Now IF we were to have this hypothetical school that didn't observe the 4th of July holiday (yes, I'm considering summer school which is still closed on the 4th of July), I would think that it's within the school's right to disallow the Mexican flag. It's a dress code. I don't know about your job, but I can't wear anything I want to work. Welcome to real life.
I thought Michelle Pfeiffer and James Belushi solved all these problems in the California public schools.
Abby Hoffman, a liberal yippie from the 60's, got the crap beat out of him and arrested almost everytime he opened his mouth. He had to go into hiding.
Then, on the other hand, the people who hated Abby Hoffman for "wearing a shirt made out of an American flag," absolutely LOVED Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, two American icons that represented God, guns, apple pie, patriotism, rightwing hypocracy and cutesy Shirley Temple idealism. Roy Rogers regularly wore shirts that were representative of the American flag. In fact, I recall see Roy Rogers in a shirt not much different than the shirt Abby wore.
Myself, I'm split on my opinion. I'm the kinda guy that would wear the American flag on Cinco De Mayo. Screw Cinco De Mayo. This is America. Here we celebrate the 4th of July. If you wanna make the 5th of May a holiday for Mexican independence, fine. Carry your ass back to Mexico and have at it.
On the other hand, I understand the school's decision to forego principle for the sake of student safety. But I think the Principal was a pussy. He should have sent the gang banger's that had a problem with the American flag home. Therein lies the problem.
I do believe the guy trying to instigate trouble is an asshole but he DOES have a right to his free-speech too.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.