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Court: School can ban U.S. flag shirts for safety

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Judith, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Judith

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    The issue here is really not with the court. They court got it right. What we should be looking at is the schools that are enforcing this. Is there really a need to do so, is an American flag shirt really disruptive.
     
  3. Judith

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    No the court nor the school got it right. If our own flag on our own soil causes others to riot then they need to go not the flag.
     
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    No, it's not disruptive at all, but if you look at the recent cases, they've deemed it "offensive" to one group or the other and their logic is that the offended groups will cause trouble, just like the mythical "protestors" who allegedly carried out the Benghazi attack over a cartoon.

    Kind of funny when you think of it. They're essentially saying that the very people they say they're trying to protect are violent criminals.

    Personally, while I'm not a big flag t shirt guy, I would buy one just so I could refuse to comply.
     
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    the problem is that natural born Americans themselves, who might otherwise willingly volunteer for combat, wear the colors as bottom underwear, or swim trunks in non-competitive situations, or bras.
    so I guess before we start pointing fingers at others, we should recall the old indictment: four pointing right back at you.
    what I'm saying is that patriotism and patriotic attitudes don't seem to be something "modern" Americans subscribe to already, or understand.
     
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    According to Fox News this morning, Hispanic youths were allowed to wear shirts with the Mexican flag on Cinco de Mayo, so I have to wonder, why not the U.S. flag? And this decision is for "safety" reasons? You mean the court ruled that Americans can't express their patriotism for fear of being attacked by immigrants who don't respect the flag flying over their adopted country?

    What's wrong with this picture?
     
  7. pinoybaptist

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    forgot which school it was, but I think it was either in New Mexico or in California where hispanic youths of the "norteno" and "sureno" types, flew the Mex flag over the US flag.
    disgusting, I tell you.
     
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    Apparently from what I watched on the news tonight the SC has made a ruling on a similar case in the past and this will eventually get overturned.
     
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    Situations such as this have occurred at least as far back as the 1960's when you had the "hippies" burning flags and being involved with other such disruptive activities as that.

    Sad to say that many of those hippies have never changed their intense hatred for societies that value such goals as life, liberty, and freedom. In fact, many of these spineless cowards now occupy positions of power and influence in many governments in the so-called "developed[?] 'First World'" nations.

    Case in point--the USA itself.

    We've got people in all three branches of our Constitutionally-established federal government who are determined to destroy what few remaining freedoms we have into some kind of Marxist-Stalinist "big-brother" collectivist slave society.

    You don't have to read or listen to the mass media very long to realize that this nation is on the very slippery slope to total destruction.

    I don't believe that the USA was ever really that much of a so-called "Christian" nation in the very strictest Biblical sense.

    OTHO, even those folks who probably wouldn't identify themselves as "Bible believers," at least had a measure of respect for the basic principles that God's Word reveals to us.

    For some half a century or more, our schools have eliminated such things as prayer and the posting of the Ten Commandments. In their place we see armed guards patrolling the hallways. Faculty and staff are discouraged in many schools to even so much as to place a Bible on their desks.

    And, in the so-called "Public" workplace it's often times even worse.

    There was a time where we as a society were proud of our national accomplishments that were the products of individuals' hard work.

    When we were challenged with such things as the Great Depression and the subsequent World War that followed it, we rose to and were victorious over them.

    Now, if a person attempts to aspire to lift him or herself up by using their God-given talents and grit, he or she is disrespected by those who those think that our government deserves to supply them with money, food, housing, education, etc., simply because they live here, breathe, and otherwise take up space.

    I'm not saying that this nation doesn't have any problems because it does.

    But I'd rather spend my days here in this nation--with all of its problems--than a lifetime of misery somewhere else on this planet.

    I think that most of you all (That's a good Bible expression that the Apostle Paul often used, BTW!) would probably agree with me on this.

    Let's be grateful for what opportunities we still have to live for and serve our Lord, and to thank and praise His Holy Name that He chose to love us and call us His own dear children!
     
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    Next thing you know there will be a Hispanic chambers of commerce....oh wait.
     
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    PLENTY wrong with this picture. Someone needs to remind them that this THE USA....NOT MEXICO.

    I'm somewhat proud of my Welsh ancestry. BUT YOU WILL NEVER, EVER SEE ME HOISTING THE FLAG OF WALES ON ANY DAY. WHY? BECAUSE I'M AN AMERICAN!!!

    Few things make me really angry. This court ruling is one of them.



    WAKE UP, FOLKS!!!! FREEDOM OF SPEECH JUST TOOK AN ILLEGAL PUNCH TO THE KIDNEYS!!
     
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    It is rather odd. I wear my new Team Canada hockey jersey around and people stop to ask me where I got it.
     
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