- Dec 31, 2011
It's a school. People in school don't have the same free speech rights as people in public places.
What the court is saying in this case is if the school administrator decided to ban symbols on shirts, they could ban all symbols, including Mexican flags, and American flags on Cinquo de maio day. That is what this case is about. It is not about the American flag being offensive. It is about banning symbols that are used by one group of kids to inflame another group of kids. It is about keeping the kids from finding reasons to fight one another. It is about keeping the peace in the schools.
So in your world it's ok to ban The American Flag and not the mexican flag? That's pure liberal bs dogma, you do not check your 1st Amendment at the school house door. There's been many cases about that very idea, it was about kids wearing Christian shirts and Crosses.