Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of a minor victory by the Mexican military over the French during the late 1800s; that has now resulted in a decree by which American students must reverse their shirts or face expulsion for potentially “inciting racial violence.” This disgusting restriction of the First Amendment right of these students is a clear sign something is seriously wrong in not just California, but in our country.
Our national experiment always worked because immigrants assimilated to the culture those American patriots (some wearing white powdered wigs) helped create when they went to war with the British and dared challenge King George III’s tyranny.
Today, our national experiment is fragmenting because of decisions like the one by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which basically stated: “The court said fears of racial violence by students outraged over the American flag displayed on the T-shirts outweighed the right guaranteed by the Constitution.” Call me crazy (and I’m sure many of you do), but in this situation I’m not sure what is worse: an American court of appeals blatantly infringing upon the First Amendment rights of American citizens or immigrants, who have voluntarily chosen to reside in this country, being incited to violence by the mere appearance of its flag.
So to put this into the appalling perspective it deserves, because some American kids dared to wear American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo, the court declared the fear of racial violence outweighed the right guaranteed by the Constitution.
What was the point of the American Revolution if students in this country will be told they can’t wear the flag of their country on their shirt, because it might offend and create racial blowback/violence?
I pledge allegiance to the FLAG of the United States of American....What Happened?