(AP) Officials at Live Oak High School in Northern California acted appropriately according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Ct in the matter under the caption of Dariano-v-Morgan Hill Unified School District Case No: 11:17858 when they ordered students wearing ‘American Flog T-Shirts’ to turn their shirts inside out during Cinco de Mayo according to the 3 Judge panel which illogically reasoned said:
“…students who were asked to remove clothing bearing images of the American flag after school officials learned of threats of race-related violence during a school sanctioned celebration of Cinco de Mayo…The panel held given the history of prior events at the school, including an altercation on campus…that school officials anticipated violence or substantial disruptions of or material interference with school activities and their response was tailored to the circumstances.
When was the 1st Amendment repealed?
In a different public school indoctrination controversy that had arisen in Iowa, three public school students were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to protest the government’s policy in Vietnam.
In deciding in favor of the three students, the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter under the caption of Tinker-v-Des Moines School District 393 U.S. 503 said, “…It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. This has been an unmistakable holding of the Court for almost 50 years.”
In another case similar in nature to the case in California, which a public school in Mississippi prohibited students from wearing ‘freedom buttons’ the U.S. Supreme Ct in the matter of Burnside-v-Byars 363 F2d 744 said that “…school officials cannot ignore expressions of feelings with which they wish not to contend. They cannot infringe on their students right to free and unrestricted expressions as guaranteed to them under the First Amendment to the Constitution…”
Is this still America or have we ceded our civil liberties now to any groups of misfits which ‘may become disruptive’ at some public school event in order just to get along?
How long will it be before flying the American flag outside a school building is banned or singing the national anthem at some school sporting event because someones little feelings may be hurt for one reason or another or someone may be offended?