American flag takes a back seat to Cinco de Mayo

See this is the sort of “special interest” bullshit that I am talking about.  Because of “Hispanic heritage celebration” Americans have to set aside their Constitutional First Amendment rights to free speech.  This is America!  We’re American!  Not Canadian and certainly not Mexican.

What the hell is Cinco de Mayo anyway?  What has it done for this country?  Has it had a long standing history?  Let me see…no!  In high school I remember being taught the Constitution, the Preable to the Declaration of Independence, George Washington, even Paul Revere, but nothing about Cinco de Mayo.

To anyone who reads this who is Hispanic or anyone white or black person that says, “be nice to the Hispanics, they have a crappy country,” I say the American flag has been around alot longer than Cinco de Mayo, and under no circumstances does an American deserve to have themselves stripped of their Constitutional rights.

Its funny how prayer in school has been outlawed, evolution can be taught, and “special interest” holidays trumps the Constitution and the American flag.

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees

By George Kirtyama

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his

An American Heritage

 four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.

“They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts “incendiary” that would lead to fights on campus.

“They said if we tried to go back to class with our shirts not taken off, they said it was defiance and we would get suspended,” Dominic Maciel, Galli’s friend, said.

The boys really had no choice, and went home to avoid suspension. They say they’re angry they were not allowed to express their American pride. Their parents are just as upset, calling what happened to their children, “total nonsense.”

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous,” Julie Fagerstrom, Maciel’s mom, said. “All they were doing was displaying their patriotic nature. They’re expressing their individuality.” But to many Mexican-American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They say they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors on a Mexican holiday.

 “I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day,” Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, said. “We don’t deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn’t do that on Fourth of July.”

 As for an apology, the boys and their families say, ‘fat chance.’

 “I’m not going to apologize. I did nothing wrong,” Galli said. “I went along with my normal day. I might have worn an American flag, but I’m an American and I’m proud to be an American.”

 The five boys and their families met with a Morgan Hill Unified School District official Wednesday night. The district and the school do not see eye-to-eye on the incident and released the following statement:

 The district does not concur with the Live Oak High School administration’s interpretation of either board or district policy related to these actions.

 The boys will not be suspended and were allowed to return to school Thursday. We spotted one of them when he got to campus — and, yes, he was sporting an American flag T-shirt.


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