MarcH on StudentS of AmericA

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Immigration tensions spark flag-burning in A.J.

“This week’s tensions over immigration reform literally caught fire in the East Valley on Thursday when students raised a Mexican flag over Apache Junction High School — and then other students yanked it down and burned it.

“I know (they) shouldn’t have burned the Mexican flag,” said Jacob Stewart, a 16-year-old sophomore. “I heard it was raised above the American flag and that just irked me.”
School flagpoles have been lightning rods across the country this week, including an incident in which a Houston high school principal was disciplined after he flew a Mexican flag underneath his campus’ U.S. and state flags.
A new political awareness among high school students has also been grabbing attention, as thousands of teenagers have walked out ofclasses to join rallies nationwide.

More than 100 students from Mesa’s Carson Junior High and Westwood High schools marched in protest on Mesa streets Tuesday.

Organizers of last Friday’s protest that drew 20,000 people of all ages and shut down miles of 24th Street in Phoenix are gearing up for another one on April 10.”

Perhaps a quick review is in order:
The definition of respect is: To have deferential regard for; esteem. 2) To treat with propriety or consideration.
The definition of protocol is: : The rules of diplomatic and state etiquette and ceremony.

As Americans, we feel it irrefutable to always show proper respect for the United States Flag. That is why we have “protocol” which essentially defines HOW we demonstrate our respect for the flag. As a matter of fact we even have a FLAG CODE.

The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.

The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, or carrying, or delivering anything.

The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations.

The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a LIVING THING. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
The Flag

More power to the students who were sickened by images of our Flag underneath another’s and UPside down.
Seems they are not afraid to let their voices be heard by the cranky, autocratic, power-intoxicated Liberals who champion the ahem…”rights” of illegal immigrants, (otherwise known (by David) as “deportees”)- imperiously refusing to hear a word of dissent.

And dissent is what they will hear.
Patriotic students will not become muzzled citizens.
Now the world is watching us…so march on high school students of America.
And don’t look back.

Curtsy to : Heidi

12 Responses to “MarcH on StudentS of AmericA”

  1. Iranianwatch says:

    Why hasn’t Congress passed a law prohibiting the burning of the American flag. I’m tired of the ACLU defining free speech for the rest of us.

  2. ABF says:

    I hope the a lot of students across America pick up on this and stop the erosion of your great nation.

  3. kevin says:

    Great looking site, Angel! I haven’t been online for a few days, my how things change!

  4. Don says:

    Unfortunately for America the ACLU has forgotten that while we must protect our “right to freedom” we must also protect what I call a “right to patriotic boundaries”.

    Every American would agree that we must remain free to express our dissent and permitted to voice opinions without fear of censure. However, with our freedom, specific “patriotic boundaries” must apply.

    While freedom allows disagreement regarding the events of the day (i.e. immigration, Iraq, taxes, etc.), true freedom, must be permitted to channel that expression within the universal consciousness of what freedom is and where it originates.

    We are free, in America, only because freedom was fought for, protected, and upheld all through our history.

    To adopt the mindset that, “we are free, therefore we can act anyway we please” is not the freedom that we enjoy. Nor is it the freedom we should practice. Among other things (and to keep this comment short) National treasures must remain out of the reach of individuals who improperly feel that America’s freedom has given them the right to exceed “patriotic boundaries”. Certainly defacing the American flag, in any manner, must fall into this category. It has become a sad analogy when we must consider placing our flag on the endangered list with the bald eagle to protect it.

    Friends, we must stand for “freedoms boundaries” with earnest, just as we stand for “freedom”.

  5. eyesallaround says:

    Hey wht, you’ll never guess what.. I ear marked the wrong page, and that’s why I haven’t been here for a while. Duh,, even conservatives have brain freezes once in a while!

    Great post! Three cheers for the kid who’d had enough of this BS and burned the Mexican flag. IMHO all the teachers who let the kid go to the protests should be fired.

  6. Brooke says:

    *whistle* Nice new digs!

    Back when I was (almost) a MP and doing Guard drills on the weekend, We drove past a house where the flag was allowed to touch the ground, lowered on the flagpole in front of some numbnut’s house.

    My first Sergent was so pissed, he almost stopped and knocked on the guy’s door.

    He should’ve. How would getting a visit from a MP for improper handling of our flag have impacted him and his neighbors? It sure would’ve scared the hell out of me!

  7. Always On Watch says:

    God bless these patriotic students!

  8. David says:

    Thanks for this reminder, and the news item, as well.

  9. kahaneloyalist says:

    The media has been lying about what all these protests are about. Check out this site to see what is really going on http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/

  10. Gayle says:

    Great post, Angel. Thanks for the information.

    Many teachers in my daughters high school wore T-shirts with American flags on them. My daughter wore a t-shirt that said: “If you want Mexico to rule, then go to Mexico where it rules.” On the back of the shirt it said: “Love America or Leave it.” I made the shirt for her at her request. I told her she might be in danger if she wore it. She said “I’m wearing it Mom. It’s my country, and I have as much right to my opinion as they do to theirs!” I worried about her all day but she came home just fine. She said – get this – the only person she had trouble with was a black girl!
    ???????????????

    She said the black girl told her she was a trouble maker and should be ashamed of herself. Jessica just said: “You have brain damage” and walked away. I’m quite proud of her.

  11. Angel says:

    Yup.Love it or leave it…but if u stay..make sure ure legalllllllllllllllllllll eh?

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