Censorship: Judge OKs American Flag Ban on Cinco de Mayo

Kate Hicks

11/10/2011 10:46:00 PM - Kate Hicks

Welcome to America, where wearing patriotic clothing can get you sent home from school.

Seriously. Remember the case of the California boys who wore American flag apparel on Cinco de Mayo? They were sent home from school for disrespecting Hispanic children on "their day."

Sounds like a violation of their First Amendment rights, doesn't it?

Apparently not, according to a federal judge.

U. S. District Court Judge James Ware was ruling in a case involving students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA, who were banned from wearing American flag t-shirts on the Mexican holiday in 2010.

The judge determined that the Morgan Hill Unified School District did not violate the First Amendment and said that concerns by school officials over possible violence justified censoring the pro-American message.

“The school officials reasonable forecast that Plaintiff’s clothing could cause a substantial disruption with school activities, and therefore did not violate the standard set forth – by requiring that Plaintiff’s change,” the judge wrote.

It's a sad day in this country when politically correct censorship trumps patriotism.