Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Crazy Leftist ACLU Defends Student's Right to Wear Flag

From the Raleigh News & Observer:

A Sampson County{North Carolina} High School that had come under fire for its ban on T-shirts bearing the American flag has reversed that policy.

In a recorded telephone message to parents and teachers, Superintendent L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr. said that the ban on flags is no longer in effect at Hobbton High School. Future dress code decisions will be made at the district level with approval of the school board.

Gayle Langston of Turkey had sounded the alarm about the policy when her daughter Jessica was told on Friday not to wear her flag shirt again. She wanted to wear her flag shirt on Tuesday, the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Langston said.


The American Civil Liberties Union also stepped into the fray, penning a letter to district officials decrying the policy.

"..This rule is a violation of the students' right to free speech under the First Amendment to the Constitution -- with regard to American flags, as well as the flags of any other country," said the letter signed by Katherine Lewis Parker, legal director of the group's North Carolina chapter.

Constitution-loving whackos...lock 'em up I say.