Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Students Sue Over Removal of American Flag T-shirts

News Flash to Mexicans in the United States: This is the United States of America not Mexico -- we celebrate American holidays not Mexican. The very idea that there could have been violence at a school on May 5th because these students decided to wear shirts with the American flag is disgusting. If the Mexican students want to make everyone wear Mexican clothing on Cinco de Mayo, then they should return to Mexico. Why are school administrators caving to Mexican students -- threat of violence?

The Mexicans who want to turn this Country into another Mexico don't have to be here -- they can return home to their own country at any time as no one is stopping them. We have noticed that Mexicans who come here legally act differently than those who break the law by coming to this Country illegally as they are happy to be hear and appreciate what American has to offer not try to change America. If someone coming to the United States cannot assimilate into our culture, then it is probably a good idea they don't come here.

Would never expect if I went to another Country for them to celebrate an American holiday so why should people in the United States celebrate a foreign holiday in a public school? Makes no sense.

Like so many others, we are getting fed up with the political correctness that abounds in the liberal mindset. No amnesty and secure the borders should be the goal of every American. Yesterday we learned that the Mexican Government wants to join in a suit against the Arizona Immigration Law -- what legal standing do they have? Fix their own country so illegals in this Country will return to Mexico.

Then we learn Democrats don't want the Obama Administration to sue Arizona before the election. Cowards because they know the backlash that will be coming across America against Democrats if Obama sues Arizona.

On November 2nd, 2010, vote only for candidates who support Border Security, tough immigration bills, and no amnesty.

Students Sue Over Removal of American Flag T-shirts

Published June 23, 2010

Four California high school students who were forced to remove their American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Morgan Hill Unified School District.

While other students at the school wore clothing depicting the colors of the Mexican flag and other attire related to the holiday, the four students and one other were told by a school administrator that they could wear the shirts any other day but May 5, which celebrates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.

The students’ attorney, William J. Becker Jr., said state law explicitly grants students the right to exercise freedom of speech by wearing “buttons, badges, and other insignia” and prohibits public schools from interfering with their speech rights unless a “clear and present danger” exists, such as the commission of unlawful acts on school premises, the violation of school rules or substantial disruption of the school’s orderly operation.

“The U.S. Supreme Court has held for decades that students do not shed their First Amendment rights at the schoolhouse gates,” said Becker. "Students who wish to show their pride for another nation’s heritage should not have their speech protected more than those who celebrate America’s."

The lawsuit was filed against the district and also names the principle and assistant principal as defendants.

Superintendent Wesley Smith would not comment on the situation directly, but said the district has not received official notification of any lawsuit.

School district officials reversed the school administrator's decision, calling the incident "extremely unfortunate."

"The Morgan Hill Unified School District does not prohibit nor do we discourage wearing patriotic clothing," Smith said in a statement issued in response to the uproar and national media attention that followed. "While campus safety is our primary concern and administrators made decisions yesterday in an attempt to ensure campus safety, students should not, and will not, be disciplined for wearing patriotic clothing."

The teens were sitting at a table outside Live Oak High School when an assistant principal asked two of them to remove their American flag bandannas. The boys complied, but then were escorted the principal's office, where they were told they must turn their T-shirts inside-out or be sent home. The assistant principal told the students he did not want any fights to break out between Mexican-American students celebrating their heritage and those wearing American flags.

Source: Fox News

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