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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.)

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10 Responses to Discouraging

  1. FedUp says:

    This is a disgrace! What happened to National Pride? What IS the flag of the US? It should be proudly displayed! I don’t think that any foreign flad should be displayed in American schools? If this insanity of PC continues where does it end? No American History? No English classes? No Civics courses? Shall we install footbaths while taking out our flags? This makes me so angry!! Stop bending over backwards for everyone else and STAND UP FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

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  3. A Swedish school has a similarly thick-headed principal:
    Multiculturalist nonsense

    Since when is it offensive to show a reasonable amount of pride in your own country?

  4. FedUp says:

    All steps in the grand plan for a one world government… watch it kiddies… coming to a country near you!

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  8. feeblemind says:

    The American flag ban sounds asinine, but I am guessing banning ALL flags lessens the risks of lawsuits by parasitic trial lawyers considerably.

  9. The American flag ban sounds asinine, but I am guessing banning ALL flags lessens the risks of lawsuits by parasitic trial lawyers considerably.

    Not to mention the ACLU. If only the American Flag were allowed then the Flags of other nations would feel discriminated against.

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