The hundreds of thousands men and women who have given their lives throughout the history of America to make sure our American flag, the red, white, and blue, would keep flying in a country of liberty, must be moaning from their graves to hear that the lugnut principal at Morgan Hill High threatened several students on May 5 to either turn their American flag shirts inside out or be suspended from school.
He said he was "protecting" them, being that it was Cinco De Mayo (which, by the way, is NOT an American holiday, nor is it celebrated with much fanfare in Mexico, as it is the date of a small, singular battle, not a liberation or surrender of an enemy of any magnitude). Either way,this is NOT Mexico.
What was he thinking? He allowed Mexican cultural dancers in the schoolyard to perform their native dances while costumed in their native clothing, which is fine. I'm good with learning different cultures. But when did wearing patriotic clothing (no matter the purpose) become "politically incorrect" or dangerous in AMERICA?
This is NOT about being anti-Hispanic. It's not anti-any ethnic group. But it is about someone in education who should know better, squashing free speech and denigrating OUR AMERICAN FLAG. My thought is simple. If you don't like our flag, or what it stands for, or what it may intone, don't let the door to the border hit you on your rear end on the way out.
I was at the SF cruise ship terminal Monday for a luncheon, and hanging inside the check-in area for the port is a huge American flag. It is hanging above the ceiling as a beacon to visitors that yes, indeed, you are in AMERICA!
How dare this principal act like this. If he is allowed to keep his job, then a great disgrace to everything we cherish in AMERICA, including freedom of speech, is lost. We didn't ask our armed forces at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Sicily, Normandy, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq/Afghanistan, or any of a thousand other battlefields to die so that students wearing the US flag on a shirt would be asked to turn it inside out. Horrendous!