Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wearing the flag

This Review Journal article is about "political correctness run amok." It states,
"The five students were told by Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., that they must turn their T-shirts inside-out or be sent home.

One of the boys' mothers told NBC Bay Area, "They said we could wear it on any other day, but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it."

Mind you, the kids could have worn red T-shirts with a gold hammer and sickle, or shirts displaying the countenance of a mass murderer such as Mao, Lenin or Che Guevara -- that would have been fine."

Later in the article, it states,
Do Irish Americans take offense at the display of the American flag on St. Patrick's Day, or Italian-Americans at the display of the Stars and Stripes on Columbus Day? Of course not.

Americans are the most generous people. We try to consider others, but this shows that we are going too far with political correctness. That is why we have Mexicans protesting a law that is about catching people who have already broken an existing law.

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