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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Roger Ebert & Cinco de Mayo

Last Wednesday...5 students at a high school in California were sent home for  wearing either t-shirts or bandana's that bore the American flag.  Roger Ebert, that paragon of American patrioism and virtue equated those young men to...communists who wave a hammer and sickle on July 4th. 
@ebertchicago Kids who wear American Flag T-shirts on 5 May should have to share a lunchroom table with those who wear a hammer and sickle on 4 July.
Personally, I think Mr. Ebert is an idiot...but to say that these young men are...the same as those who wear communist symbols, is stupid and ignorant. Now...that being said, this particular photograph really pisses me off.



 
Mr. Ebert...you are an ignorant man.   But who is truly ignorant is the principal of the High School involved.  He basically told those young men that they could NOT EXPRESS AMERICAN PATRIOTISM IN A CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL   More importantly, that principal has admited that he may have acted prcipitously...
The Morgan Hill Unified School District has launched an investigation into the matter, and the school's principal has since apologized. "In this situation, I may have moved too quickly in drawing the line of when to take preventative action," Nick Boden, Live Oak High School's principal, said at a press conference May 7. 
For those decisions, both the pricipal and the assitant pricipal should lose their jobs.  More over, Mr. Ebert...
Writing on his blog Sunday, Ebert expounded on what he had meant in his original tweet. "The question is obviously not whether Americans, or anyone else, has the right to wear our flag on their T-shirts," Ebert said. "
So...wearing an American Flag t-shirt is not acceptable on a...non existent "Mexican-American" holiday (um...Cinco de Mayo celebrates a battle in the Mexican/Franco War, NOT Mexican Independence Day-which is Sep 15, NOT May 5)...Mr. Ebert, you are wrong.  Both, in your precept that it is not acceptable to display an American flag on a holiday that doesn't exist.  What you are espousing is throttling Freedom of Speech...which last I checked you made a living from...

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