Judge: School Can Ban American Flag Shirts.

U. S. District Court Judge James Ware was ruling in a case involving students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA, who were banned from wearing American flag t-shirts on the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo. The judge determined that the Morgan Hill Unified School District did not violate the First Amendment and said that concerns by school officials over possible violence justified censoring the pro-American message.

WTF: this is not Mexico, how are Mexicans that live in America, decide that Americans of another race are disrespecting them on Cinco de Mayo by wearing American flag tee-shirts WHEN ITS IN AMERICA........Un frigging believable.. I'm tired of having to take a backseat to other groups to honor their heritage/beliefs for whatever reason. Why do we have to relinquish our rights to honor theirs. If your in America, then your an American first, you honor the country your in, all together, if not, Get the f--- back across the boarder or go back from which you came then, if that's your issue..

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Take it easy, DTOM. School officials and the judge made the right call. Unless there is some sort of dress code, the non-Hispanic kids can wear their USA colors on May 6 or practically any other school day. Their show of "patriotism" was actually intended to agitate and possibly instigate unpleasantness at the school. An analogous adult situation would be a group a guys putting on Union Jack shirts and heading down to O'Malley's Bar in Boston on St. Patrick's Day. Happy Cinco de Mayo, and I mean that without any offense to the French. (Did those people ever win a battle, much less a war?)

Patience is a great virtue.

Don't Think Or Moderate there is an ignoramus who bleats about the holy Flag of the United States yet ignores the whole FLAG CODE bits about not using said object as clothing or printing it on paper plates and napkins and all the other misuses of the Flag and its likeness.

That's a big reason why I have zero respect for Teabaggers. They bleat like proper little sheep when given talking points from the right-wing media machine, but left to their own devices, their actions prove they don't think about the crap they repeat from their masters.

AC, it seems you reflexively believe users of Stars 'n Stripes paper plates must be conservative Americans with an inability to think for themselves. How bigoted and unthinking of you. Please note that attempts to stereotype rarely are persuasive.

Patience is a great virtue.

AC, it seems you reflexively believe users of Stars 'n Stripes paper plates must be conservative Americans with an inability to think for themselves. How bigoted and unthinking of you. Please note that attempts to stereotype rarely are persuasive.

Patience is a great virtue.

Lets say what you posted is correct, but its not, you spout the same from your progressive side. I'am a follower of the Constitution and an independent. Give me a sound, Dem, Rep , libertarian ect that has sounds policies and adheres to the Constitution, then I support him or her. Bleat that....and besides you missed the entire point of my emotional post at the time.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Yeah, an "Independent" whose username is a Tea Party slogan and who undoubtedly voted Republican 99% of the time.

That makes me a TEA PARTIER and tells you I voted 99% Rep,because of a slogan. Its draws a conclusion statement only, As I stated, If any political party adheres to the Constitution, then I would support them, that's what I am....and where I stand, call it what you want. ( THE ORIGINAL USA ) What I do know is you are a 100% progressive Democrat.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

We are all Americans, how does wearing Americans flags disrespect Mexican Americans? And if their was a problem at that school, then all American flags and Mexicans flag symbols should of been banned at the school. Its a matter of violating one's rights for another's, and its in the same country.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

It's called trolling.

Most facts and legitimate contribution in your world would be trolling.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Crank up the fake outrage. We need to get the low information righties all emotional, again.

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Why is it with liberals AC, that if anyone disagrees with you, it can only be a result of our' being hard core racists? That's a rather asinine conclusion as I'm sure you'll agree with.

The judge got it wrong. While it's true schools can dictate dress codes the problem with selective enforcement is one side is punished the other side is not.

This is what's known as the "Heckler's veto". The students who would have opted for an American flag can/should now choose a shirt that reads "USA". The school would then have to ban that. Then it's images of Uncle Sam. The problem is they are treating one side differently than the other.

What they should have done was say either both sides can wear what they want or both sides will be banned and any "celebrations" can take place after school or off school property.

This whole thing is stupid because Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday, beer companies have made it one to sell more. It's just one in a list of fake holidays like sweetest day, bosses day, etc.


Credit to your clarifications here Mikey, I,am sure you have noticed the division in thinking here and across the country. Yes. I was a little emotional concerning that post, and your point about the violation of one's rights over another's is paramount. The point is an oxymoron. I see continuously in these types of events that the oxymoron of American rights are violated for other ETHNIC so called American rights, theirs seem to come first. As I stated, the AMERICAN Mexicans in this case are offended because other AMERICAN'S are wearing AMERICAN flags, really, where is the common sense in the school's/courts decision, its in your post. I will say it again, you can practice your heritage, but you honor the country you live in first. This is why it becomes an oxymoron, because its supposed to be, if you live here you are an American, don't come here to change America to your standards you have many more rights here, then you ever had elsewhere..

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

I agree DTOM this is a passionate issue on both sides.

The problem with the ruling is it's too easy to get around and causing yet another new court case. It's virtually indefensable because you're trying to regulate a negative while treating one group differently than another.

Personally unless violence breaks out and due to the heckler's veto I don't see how the school will be able to enforce it. Like I said today it's flags, next is the letters USA, then it's Uncle Sam, then it'll be camoflage, etc.

There's just too many ways around it whereas if you treat each group the same then it will eventually go away.


Anyone who is offended by American flags being flown over American soil, should attend schools in whatever foreign country the folks doing the bitching are from, period! The very idea that striking our colors to placate troublemakers is even being discussed, makes me want to VOMIT.

I'm not sure how to transliterate "Go the fuck back home, white man!" from Cherokee into English.

Unless you're Native American, I strongly suggest you shut the hell up RIGHT NOW. Cause you ain't from here and you can get your foreign ass back home and take your flag with you.

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