It seems a school can now pick which days of the week their students may wear or otherwise display the American flag. A student by the name of Daniel Galli and four of his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California minding their own business when a vice principal ordered two of the boys to remove their American flag bandanas and the others to turn their American flag t-shirts inside out. When the boys refused, they were ordered to go to the principal's office. Says Daniel Galli, "They said we could wear it any other day, but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday." The holiday in question is Cinco de Mayo. The administrators called the boys' shirts "incendiary" and said they could lead to fights on campus. My opinion is this: bring it on. This is the United States of America, not Mexico. Can you imagine if Americans living in Mexico picked fights with Mexican citizens for displaying their national(Mexican) colors in their own country??!!?? This politically correct sensitivity crap has got to stop. Many Mexican-American students said they were offended by the boys' American colors being worn on "their" holiday. One student, Annicia Nunez said, "I think they should apologize because it's a Mexican Heritage day, we don't deserve to be disrespected like that." We wouldn't do that on Fourth of July." Well Annicia, I hate to tell you this, but you're not in Mexico anymore! You are in America, and I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you're here legally, so that means you are an American citizen! Not a Mexican citizen. A mother of one of the boys said, "I think it's absolutely ridiculous, all they were doing is displaying their patriotic nature and expressing their individuality." As for an apology, sorry Annicia, I doubt you'll get one. The boys and their parents have said, "Fat chance." Galli has stated, "I'm not going to apologize, I did nothing wrong. I went about my normal day." I might have worn an American flag, but I'm an American and I'm proud to be an American." Bravo to you Daniel Galli! Perhaps there is hope for this country yet if we keep raising kids like this young man. The five boys and their parents later met with a Morgan Hill Unified School District official on Wednesday night. The District and the school were not in agreement regarding the incident and released this statement: "The district does not concur with the Live Oak High School administration's interpretation of either board or district policy related to these actions."
Wow, that kind of statement coming from the District Administration of a San Francisco Bay area school. Amazing. This incident just goes to show you where political correctness and Progressivism and globalism leads you.