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Court Ok’s Removing Flag At School To Avoid “Offending” Anyone​

Saturday, May 23, 2015 11:19
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Strange, how many people have a “problem” with the flag, but don’t have a problem cashing the checks from the government the Flag represents. 


A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that school officials in northern California did not violate students’ First Amendment rights by forcing them to remove clothing displaying the U.S. flag on Cinco de Mayo, for fear it would provoke a violent reaction from Hispanic classmates.

“School officials anticipated violence or substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities, and their response was tailored to the circumstances,” Judge M. Margaret McKeown wrote in the opinion for the three-judge Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel. “As a consequence, we conclude that school officials did not violate the students’ rights to freedom of expression, due process, or equal protection.”

The court emphasized that “[school officials] did not punish the students” for wearing the flag, but were concerned that it would provoke a violent reaction.

“School officials have greater constitutional latitude to suppress student speech than to punish it,” McKeown wrote, adding that “officials did not enforce a blanket ban on American flag apparel, but instead allowed two students to return to class when it became clear that their shirts were unlikely to make them targets of violence. The school distinguished among the students based on the perceived threat level, and did not embargo all flag-related clothing.”

The school has a history of racial tension, which the court took into account.

The students’ parents are expected to ask the Supreme Court to take up the case. “I was shocked to see the Ninth Circuit would deny the students their First Amendment right of free speech, and particularly their right to express their patriotism, at the expense of people celebrating another nation’s pride,” attorney William Becker said in response to the decision.

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh suggested that the court may have correctly applied the law, but unfortunately sanctioned a “heckler’s veto” by ruling against the students.

“The school taught its students a simple lesson: If you dislike speech and want it suppressed, then you can get what you want by threatening violence against the speakers,” Volokh wrote in his blog, the Volokh Conspiracy. ”The school will cave in, the speakers will be shut up, and you and your ideology will win.”

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  • Wow, If our flag offends anyone, they need to get out of the USA. It represents us the People of the USA. Any Federal court that says different is criminal and needs to be arrested for subversion and discrimination and are criminally against the people and our country.

    They need to be criminally charged and fired immediately. Their names (This so called Federal Appeals Court) need to be posted all over the web for all Americans to see How unpatriotic they truly are against America.

    Our flag also represents our freedom and how many of our people have died under the oath to protect it in military service. SO all I will say is “IF YOU don’t like it, leave NOW. It is us and ours and obviously you do not agree. GOODBYE and good riddance.

    Next they will want the US Flag removed from the White House because it may offend someone. Yea, good luck with that one.

    Can someone post their names please! Lets fire them at least if not get them charged for the crime. This insanity needs to stop NOW.

    • Totally agree Bobbyray; “Our flag also represents our freedom and how many of our people have died under the oath to protect it in military service. SO all I will say is “IF YOU don’t like it, leave NOW. It is us and ours and obviously you do not agree. GOODBYE and good riddance.”

      The New World Order abhors patriotism because it undermines their agenda to control allegiance. I say defy them all and openly display the flag in any manner you see fit; shirts, flags, posters…

      And I’m not even American but I really sympathize with what you guys are going through and frankly, after 9/11, I consider myself an honorary American and proud to stand with you.

      • What is the matter with our courts??? Looks like we need a renewed courts in the Federal Government, people who represent the United States of America. We need a new President for sure, but also need to renew the mentality of our Federal Court Judges and maybe even the local judges for their view of the rights foreigners should have in our governmental system. If you are an American Citizen and do not stand up to these outlandish disrespect of our country, then you are a foreigner and should be deported and expelled, and never to come back to this country. This is the United States of America. If you do not like our country, then GET OUT AND GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU ARE NOT WANTED HERE.

  • News Flash: If you live here in The United States and are offended by our flag; MOVE.

  • California….. go figure. You’ll find that when it comes down there will be a hell of a lot more offended. If the flag offends you….. move. You slime buckets are really something. One day soon, with this sorry leadership we now have, you will be wishing someone with a gun, and wearing the flag, will come to your aid, and I bet you will gladly accept it. I wish there was some identification one would wear saying “I don’t like the American flag” on that up and coming day.

  • BURN THE FLAG! Red, white & blue are Satanic Vatican colors. The Stars in USA flag are Baphomet Stars.The flag is Freemason Illuminati symbol.Swearing allegiance to flag is swearing allegiance to Satan.Statue of Liberty is Masonic Idol.Represents enslavement.Republicans use Baphomet stars on their elephant.They used to be placed upside down.They have now right sided them to stand like Baphomet Star is supposed to be displayed.They’ve made Satan very happy. People are butchered around world by Satan’s USA!

    • It is obvious that you do not understand America or what our flag represents. Your comments are very retarded and show your hateful mentality. Do you really think any government is without its share of ill doings and murderous acts? To blame the people is absolutely idiocy. If you really believe that, then you too are guilty. I see that you are a believer, good. But do not blame us all for what our government leaders do. Our flag is representative of our peoples and “United” States under the veil of the Federal Government. Open your mind to that truth. People do not run the USA government or any country our leaders do. That is reality. They do not ask the people what they need or want. They just do what they want for their own political motives secretly. Every country on earth has good caring peoples and a few bad ones. So is life.

      In this life YOU can only be responsible for your personal ways and acts, vocal or otherwise. It is easy to judge others but you should try judging yourself first. Your words reflect a hatred toward colors, flags and in general all people. Who are you to do that? Make sense? Keep your self mind clear and know that we are the people, not the ones making the bad happen. There are good and bad people in this world in every area of life. To judge them all as one group is um not a good or fair way to judge others. You are smarter than that. Right? You are playing the evil game and don’t even realize it. How would you like it if GOD judged all of us as one? Wo. Point made. Good luck. Peace.

    • i agree, you are right on cue with your sayings just remember most people are still blind so try to ease them into reality. find ways of bringing them to the truth by means of things they are use to seeing like the streets of D.C. being in the shape of an pentagram ,the star also symbolizes the fallen ones . i know what you say is right and to see it any other way is delusional .

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