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#1 boopme

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:54 PM

On Nov. 11 a 13 year old boy was told to take his American flag off his bicycle that he rides to school..

California school district said a middle school student was told to take a U.S. flag off his bike to avoid "racial tension."

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:22 PM

That is awesome! That just shows tha you cannot take away a symbol of pride from anyone :) Thanks for sharing this Boopme!
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:43 PM

Way to go Bikers show california that they are still part of the US. Racial tensions, bah if the person doesn't like the american flag I got news for them, this is America! you don't like it, leave!

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:06 AM

Sometimes people need gentle reminders.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 07:49 AM

We are in the USA, and California is US soil. The flag of the United States shall never been hidden or banned from her own home.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:50 AM

I think the Administrator there offended me. It does beg the issue that if the US flag offends you on US soil,please swim away.
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 08:33 AM

Well, not to sound contrary, because I do believe in displaying the American flag, but I'm going to do a bit of the devil's advocate work here.

There was a time when the American flag was displayed with something akin to reverence. Then came 9/11, and everybody and his brother began to display the flag. That's all well and good, but where did the reverence go?

I still see countless people speeding along the highways with a small, cloth flag on their car, whipping in the seventy-mile-per-hour wind, and being shredded and tattered by this display of patriotism. Patriotism? Really? To punish that flag until it's a tattered wreck?

I see "patriots" on the news reports, draped in an American flag, or even taking that flag, and turning it into a piece of clothing. The U.S. Flag Code clearly states that the flag is not to be worn as clothing. It's a sign of disrespect.

I see people who fly their flag night and day, with no illumination at night, also a no-no according the Flag Code. If you plan to fly the flag 24/7, then during night time hours, it should be illuminated.

I'm all for flying the flag, but let's show some respect when we do so.

As for the content of the OP, I agree - a small flag on a kid's bike should be allowed by anyone, anywhere, but at the same time, I think our kids need to be taught true respect for the flag.

Edited by MelissaPleases, 21 November 2010 - 08:33 AM.

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