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    Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it?

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    Only in Commiefornia would something like this happen. Last I checked this was America, Not Mexico. So the so-called offended students have no business being offended by the American flag, nor did any teachers or administrators have any business telling the kids that they couldn't wear American flags on their clothes to not offend the Mexican and students and the students of Mexican decent.


    Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees | NBC Bay Area

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    On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

    Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal 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.

    "They said if we tried to go back to class with our shirts not taken off, they said it was defiance and we would get suspended," Dominic Maciel, Galli's friend, said.

    The boys really had no choice, and went home to avoid suspension. They say they're angry they were not allowed to express their American pride. Their parents are just as upset, calling what happened to their children, "total nonsense."

    "I think it's absolutely ridiculous," Julie Fagerstrom, Maciel's mom, said. "All they were doing was displaying their patriotic nature. They're expressing their individuality."

    But 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."
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    Re: Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    "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."
    Geesh what a bunch of cry babies.
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    Re: Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it

    Personally, I support this. This way if I ever see someone burning the American flag, I have carte blanche to walk up to them and kick them square in the nuts because "they hurt my feelings".

    You have a choice: be Mexican, or be American. Pick one.

    I don't introduce myself as an Irish-Scottish-German-Polish-Native American-American. I don't have a passport from Berlin and Dublin. My last name doesn't begin with Mc or O' or anything like that. I'm an American.

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    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it

    If people want to wear Mexico t-shirts, I could care less. I don't care if Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday, the students should be allowed to wear what they want. Anyone who considers the American Flag to be incendiary has far bigger problems than someone wearing a shirt with the image of one.
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    Re: Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it

    No.

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    Re: Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it

    Should Gentiles be made to wear Ya micas during Hanukkah? Should non-Christians be forced to put up trees on Christmas? This is completely ridiculous, the school has no leg to stand. The Supreme Court has clearly ruled that students do not check their rights at the door.
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    Re: Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Should Gentiles be made to wear Ya micas during Hanukkah? Should non-Christians be forced to put up trees on Christmas? This is completely ridiculous, the school has no leg to stand. The Supreme Court has clearly ruled that students do not check their rights at the door.
    I want to see a lawsuit.

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    Re: Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Personally, I support this. This way if I ever see someone burning the American flag, I have carte blanche to walk up to them and kick them square in the nuts because "they hurt my feelings".
    Clearly, if simply wearing the flag is 'incendiary', the burning the is that much more so.

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    Re: Should school kids be kicked off campus for t-shirts with the American flag on it

    No, that's flat-out ridiculous.
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