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Students and Flag T-shirts: Four Americans Singled Out

Four students have been singled out for wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, as a result have become the focus of media attention. Live Oak High School officials asked these four students to take their t-shirts off and turn them inside-out so that other students could not see the American flag.

The reason for this was to avoid any confrontations during Cinco de Mayo. This has already caused a storm with more than 200 Hispanic students walking out of the school to demonstrate their support for Mexico. This is certainly big news and has now gone viral.

Live Oak sophomore said “It’s disrespectful to do it on Cinco de Mayo.” He went on to say “They can be a patriot on some other day. Not that specific day.” There have been calls for the four students to be suspended or expelled, but is this taking things too far?

According to MorganHillTimes, the four students who wore the red white and blue flag t-shirts said that by not allowing them to wear them was a violation of the First Amendment.

Do you think that it was right to ask the students to turn their t-shirts inside out?

Comments

  • Darlene

    FIRE THE VICE PRINCIPAL! SUSPEND ALL THE STUDENTS THAT PROTESTED THE RIGHT OF THE PATRIOT 4 TO WEAR OUR FLAG ANY DAY THEY CHOOSE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

  • Sventi

    America is too patriotic it is becoming narcissistic- But anyway it is completely absurd that the students be told that. I hope they get fired.

  • Sventi

    America is too patriotic it is becoming narcissistic- But anyway it is completely absurd that the students be told that. I hope they get fired.

  • Ellis Clevenger

    I have the perfect plan for the Hipanic students who said they were offended by the wearing of the American flag by the "Patriotic Four". Send them on a field trip to Mexico. One way. Let's see how much they change their tune once they get there. No matter what they might think (and learn in school?), this is not the Estados Unites de Mexico. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA. The Hipsanic community should get used to the idea.

  • Ellis Clevenger

    I have the perfect plan for the Hipanic students who said they were offended by the wearing of the American flag by the "Patriotic Four". Send them on a field trip to Mexico. One way. Let's see how much they change their tune once they get there. No matter what they might think (and learn in school?), this is not the Estados Unites de Mexico. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA. The Hipsanic community should get used to the idea.

  • At no time should the American flag be placed in a subservient position to another country while being flown or worn in this country. It makes no matter what country your ancestry comes from or what day it is. If you wish to live here and call yourself an American then show the respect to the nation that it deserves. Remember this though; you have all of the rights that our country can give you, too include the right to leave. This hate America first tactic is straight from the old Russian Soviet play book. First you divide the people on racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds then you take over each small segment until you have completely taken over the country. Follow the rhetoric and the money and you will see just who it is that is trying to take over, and why. Oh and by the way for those of you who failed to study world history, Cinco-de-mayo is not celebrated as a national holiday in Mexico. It falls in the same category as VE Day or VJ Day

  • Matt Krausmann

    Wait , , , the students were within THEIR rights to wear the shirts so they are threatened with expulsion, while the students that walked out of scholl were doing so against school regulations . . . but I don't hear anyone threatening them with expulsion!!!!! Seems the school has it backwards . . .An american citizen has the right to be an AMERICDAN 24/7 in his or her own country regardless of what day of the year it is!!! Grow up America . . .the invasion continues!!!!!

  • MJ Zettle

    Being an American means pledging you allegiance to American and its flag. We are all of different cultures. If you wish to rejoice in your culture and celebrate it in America you should do so with all you might. That is why America is America. Freedom! You have a choice to celebrate or not to celebrate. Why should I be bullied into celebrating your cultural holiday? I am of a German culture. Should I bully you into drinking beer during October fest?? The Irish don’t force us to wear the flag of Ireland or eat soda bread, The Black don’t force us to wear the African flag during African American month. Don’t tread on me and I won’t tread on you.

  • Sandra Cota

    What country is this? Maybe we should make people take down the American flags from their homes too on Cinco de Mayo so as not to disrespect any neighbors. I don't even know what Cinco de Mayo is, and i don't think i need to because it has nothing to do with me or my country! If people feel so disrespected living in this country maybe they should go back and live in their native country and pay taxes there!

  • proud-Legal-american

    I have yet to see any officials ask their group to not demonstrate or to not wave the mexican flag at any time because it would offend people. We are always expected to step back and let them demonstrate and protest but as soon as we do it the officials want to hold us back. We need to start protesting and demanding our rights or pretty soon we will be standing in line behind them and asking them for help.

  • proud-Legal-american

    I have yet to see any officials ask their group to not demonstrate or to not wave the mexican flag at any time because it would offend people. We are always expected to step back and let them demonstrate and protest but as soon as we do it the officials want to hold us back. We need to start protesting and demanding our rights or pretty soon we will be standing in line behind them and asking them for help.

  • J E Gaspardo

    This is the United States of America, not Mexico. I feel that any United States citizen has their first amendment right to celebrate within reason their ancestory in a reasonable manner. However, this does not give this person a right to quell another US citizen their right to celebrate their personal first amendment right to display the American flag on any day. This is a case in point that some liberal thinking trouble makers are trying to do away with our constitution. If they wish to do this, why don't they move out of the United States of America. We would be better without them!

  • Catfish

    So American Studentsare punished forwearingtheir own flag, but it's okay to force studentsto celebrate a Mexican holiday? Somethingisscrewed up here. Are studentsin Mexico forcedto celebrate the 4th of July?

  • Bud

    I havea son, daughter, and grandson defending this country so I can wear whatever I want if these mexican want to wear the mexican colors and ban us from wearing they should go back to mexico and let us get back to a one language system

  • Bud

    I havea son, daughter, and grandson defending this country so I can wear whatever I want if these mexican want to wear the mexican colors and ban us from wearing they should go back to mexico and let us get back to a one language system

  • Bud

    We cater to the mexican we learn there language so we can communicate with them, we change our school system to cater to them and now we are suppose to not show pride in our country. If they don't like america they can sneak back across the border.

  • Army Brat

    I'm a full blown Army Brat and my wife, likewise,only Air Force. Both our Dads fought under that flag in "Nam. We are proud to wave it. It's quite bothersome for me to hear someone say they're offended by it. I mean, don't they understand it's that same flag that they're offended by that gives them the right to say stuff like. The last time I looked at a map they're on American soil and if by chance they're offended by what we do on our own turf. Well that's to bad.

  • uscitizen

    Take your anger out on this Novembers polls?

  • Don Hilyard

    All American Military should wear their uniforms inside for now on? The Mexican flag should fly above the Mighty Stars and Stripes for now on? Starting next year, all school children across America must learn Spanish, English will now be our second language? Enchiladas will replace turkey for Thanksgiving meal? Illegals should be allowed to commit any crimes without fear of any punishment by our laws? The U.S. should hand over control of our banking systems,Wallstreet and our military to the Mexican Gov? Illegals should be allowed to go into any business in America and not pay for anything?

  • Don Hilyard

    All American Military should wear their uniforms inside for now on? The Mexican flag should fly above the Mighty Stars and Stripes for now on? Starting next year, all school children across America must learn Spanish, English will now be our second language? Enchiladas will replace turkey for Thanksgiving meal? Illegals should be allowed to commit any crimes without fear of any punishment by our laws? The U.S. should hand over control of our banking systems,Wallstreet and our military to the Mexican Gov? Illegals should be allowed to go into any business in America and not pay for anything?

  • kev

    Anyone who thinks these students should be expelled need to be expelled from this country. This is America. Show some pride in Our country.

  • overit

    Let's get this straight; They're in our country, a high percentage are probably illegal, and we're offending them? Is it just coincidental that the person making these decisions is Hispanic? We have collectively lost our minds as a country. It's small wonder the Tea Party Movement has gained so much momentum, at least they're about the rule of law, the Constitution, and common sense, all of which is sorely lacking!

  • America First

    This country has gone nuts that a person can't wear an american flag, and show their national pride on what ever day they want. Cinco de Mayo is a mexican holiday celebrating a mexican army victory over the french in 1862. What does this holiday have to do with american school students. Seems to me that this holiday would only be celebrated in mexico.

  • America First

    This country has gone nuts that a person can't wear an american flag, and show their national pride on what ever day they want. Cinco de Mayo is a mexican holiday celebrating a mexican army victory over the french in 1862. What does this holiday have to do with american school students. Seems to me that this holiday would only be celebrated in mexico.

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