Which constitutes endorsement by the school in violation of the Establishment Clause.now i am sure if they asked if it was ok to do so from their coach which it was ok for them to do so.
Which is irrelevant in Establishment cases.it was the players not the school that decided to wear them.
Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.
I'm sure it sucks for you knowing that public property should be devoid of religious symbols. You can wear those on your car, hat, etc. Just leave them off public property. Helmet belongs to the state.
No brainer issue here.
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Would they be allowed to put anarchy symbols or peace symbols or STP stickers on their helmets as a form of self expression?
My guess would be ...no probably not.
Clearly what we have here is christian hubris and assumption of acceptance.
I would simply like to note for all the busy bodies who want to make this a constitutional rights issue that you need only cast your mind back to the State funeral for President John F. Kennedy - a Catholic mass in the White House, two Catholic priests standing with the President's coffin in the rotunda of the Capital, services in St. Matthew Catholic Cathedral, crosses and symbols of Catholicism everywhere and yet no one's constitutional rights to honour their President free of religious symbolism was an issue.
Nobody is forcing these young men to wear this cross - they do it freely, of their own will and their own constitutional rights, and the purity of their feelings and respect for their lost friends and colleagues should far outweigh the offense felt by some asshole sitting on their couch suddenly finding an issue to bleat about.
As I said previously, anyone can claim offense regarding anything if they simply try hard enough. And what a sad life a person must lead when that is their primary accomplishment.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
From what I can tell, students adding crosses to the helmet should be protected speech. The speech would have to run afoul of some fairly specific constraints to be restricted -- e.g. too vulgar, imminently threatening etc.
It would be different if a school representative mandated it. That's not the case here.
I don't see any reason why students can decorate their football uniforms, as long as it is voluntarily and of their own accord.
It needs to be pointed out that the laws concerning this are drafted in a building with Greek pillars, originally part of Greek myth, a small city of nothing but giant columns reaching to their Gods.
The court house in which this will be heard will likely have the same columns and perhaps gargoyles, torso and head statuettes along the top sills "holding" things up,,,a pagan culture. That court house and the Supreme Court of the United States will have a statue of a woman, blindfolded, holding a scale, "lady justice" you call her now, but she is "Justitia" the Greek Titan of fairness and fair play.
No one has an issue with any of this. They are not threatened because few if anyone believes in that stuff anymore, but many DO believe in the cross. That's why it's an issue,. or else you have to get rid of all those statues....
Oh, and the judges benches [thrones] too...they actually originate from the early Vatican
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
That was 51 years ago. I'd like to think we've grown a bit.