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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

North Carolina High School Bans American Flag

Yep, you read that right...The bureaudoofuses banned the display of the flag of the United States...in the United States.
SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. – On the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, students at one high school were not allowed to wear clothes with an American flag.

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.
They've since lifted the ban, but they could have avoided the kerfluffle altogether. How? The school officials act like this was a difficult decision; which flags to allow? Which flags to ban? So they decided to just ban everything. Quite honestly, it's the stupidest decision they've probably ever made. Here is the solution, the simple solution: they should have allowed the flag of the United States, allowed to fly the flag of North Carolina, and ban the rest. Hmmm, I guess that's so simple it's beyond the comprehension of a bureaucrat.

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