Outrageous Outrage of the Day

Charles Johnson5/06/2010 11:49:53 am PDT

re: #423 Civil Sam

You may find it distasteful, but that does not lessen the importance to the person wearing it. People typically like to display symbols they find meaningful or important. You see this with everyone from Christians (the cross), peaceniks (the peace sign), and so on an so forth.United States Marines emblazon the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on most everything they can.

I would challenge you to tell one that they have somehow lessened the importance of that symbol.

In the context of a high school environment, the students do not have an absolute right to freedom of expression. That’s just how it is.

If this were a public Cinco de Mayo event and adult protesters showed up decked out in flag gear, nobody could or should tell them to stop as long as they weren’t provoking violence.

But this happened in a high school.