Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Unpatriotic Relativism-A Cancer in the Body of Freedom

You’ve probably seen the news piece on the high school that has banned the wearing of clothing depicting a country’s flag, all flags including the 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.

And why did the school impose the ban?

The new rule stems from a controversy over students wearing shirts bearing flags of other countries.

And, what is the rationale?

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.

Here’s a revelation for the superintendent of schools in Sampson County. It is real simple; see if you can get a grasp on the concept. You have some disruptive problem in school with students wearing clothing depicting flags of other countries, then ban it and explain how your ban does not violate the First Amendment. But, when you banned the American flag you equated the United States with all other countries. That’s called relativism, which is symptomatic of liberal and leftist philosophies.

If there is someone in the school system that has a specific problem with the depiction of the American flag, invite that person to get a job or an education with a different school district.

The Sampson County educators are a bunch of gutless, sorry excuses for Americans. They represent the cancer that is growing ever so prevalent in our society. These “educators” are incapable of recognizing that the American flag is representative of the country with the best values in the world. And, these spineless relativists are in charge of our educational system?

OK parents of Sampson County; Do you have any spine? Throw the bums out. If you don’t, you have nothing to lose but the education of your children. You have no one to blame but yourselves when your children develop concepts inimical to the unique values that built America.

America is under attack from without and within by Islamo-fascism, and it is rotting within from leftist philosophy. I am an optimist by nature, but it is getting harder and harder to feel good about so many of my fellow Americans.

Update 9/14/2007
The flag ban is rescinded.

Superintendent Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr said they have lifted the ban on flags and “from this point on, all dress code changes will be made at the school board level.”

Hobbs said the county has a dress code policy in place and says individual school dress codes are not allowed.

According to Hobbs, the policy all stems from information from law enforcement of gangs wearing foreign flags as gang symbols and the board does have a policy to prevent gang signs in schools.
Strange how the beacon of national attention can put a spotlight on the decay in the body politic and cause a change of policy. The disturbing fact is that the school district didn’t have the right thinking in the first place. Just because it was spanked doesn’t change the root cause for its impertinence.

Link in this blog:
High School Bans American Flag

School Rescinds Ban On Flag Clothing