Frankly, the overzealous advocates of political correctness are becoming more than a little discouraging. When a school superintendent in North Carolina cannot figure out what flag is appropriate to display in the United States of America, we have a real problem.
Under a new school rule, students at Hobbton High School are not allowed to wear items with flags, from any country, including the United States.The new rule stems from a controversy over students wearing shirts bearing flags of other countries.Gayle Langston said her daughter, Jessica, was told to remove her stars and stripes t-shirt.“Today she wanted to wear her shirt, and I had to tell her no,” said Langston. “She didn't like it at all because I knew it would get her in trouble. Of all days, 9/11, she could not wear her American Flag shirt.”
The superintendent of schools in Sampson County calls the situation unfortunate, but says educators didn’t want to be forced to pick and choose which flags should be permissible.
This is utterly shameful. What country do you live in, sir? Banning the flags of other countries may or may not be a good idea, depending on what triggered that decision. But placing the American flag into that same group is wrong. Period.
The superintendent is Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr., according to the website for the district. (And if you feel that you have to contact him or the school board, keep it civil, please.)