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Originally posted by thinline
one day is a big deal. How about if some non christians get mad that people are worshiping god and they say how about you stop showing that you believe in god, and do it on dec 25th, heck that's one day. I know kind of extreme example, but it is as you put it is just "one damn day"
If you are for a world government, that is your right. The day you cannot honor YOUR COUNTRY in YOUR COUNTRY something is soo wrong.
Originally posted by paxnatus
Just because I said they can take their arse back to wherever they came...
What is WRONG with being patriotic whatever day of the year it is?
How much wrath would an American, attending school in Iran receive if they were to sport a tee shirt of the American Flag on Independence Day in that country?
None, right? HA!! What would your stance be then?
“Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses longing to be free…” is the phrase inscribed on the statue of liberty and has been one of the founding principles that brought our ancestors here. My great grandparents made the incredible journey from Italy here so that they could have a better life and with that they brought with them their customs just as everyone else has, which has become the American tradition that we know today. Instead of turning away these people’s way of life our society embraced it giving us unique traditions.
Originally posted by tauempire
THIS is why we need the arizona bill...and i dont even CARE that it might make racial profiling(which it most likely wont)possible...why? because we already profile everything else..why should race be any different?
IF IT LOOKS AND SMELLS LIKE A RAT IT MUST BE A RAT!!
Our flag represents everything about our country....and we cant fly it on our own soil BECAUSE WE HURT SOME NO BRAIN MEXICAN TEENAGERS FEELINGS!!
THE FOUNDING FATHERS ARE ROLLING IN THERE GRAVES!!
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
Please what in the hell does something placed on a gift from France have to do with todays problems?
Fact is, these people should be out of our school systmes. This sort of thing is just one example of the systematic failing of not only our school system, but society in general.
Originally posted by Legion2112
reply to post by piddles
See, this is what I find so perplexing; no one on this thread seems to think there was the slightest bit of "intent" on the part of all these students wearing Mexican flags? For God's sakes, the story said one girl showed up to school with her face painted. WTF?
I've seen many Corona sponsored Cinco De Mayos come and go; two things I've noticed after reading this. One, very few have the slightest clue that its celebrating one small victory of the Mexican Army over the French the day before the French came back and laid down a serious arse whuppin'. Two, at no point before the AZ legislation was passed and California threatened to boycott have I ever heard of students showing up to school dressed like it was the World Cup and Mexico was in the quarterfinals - even if it was Cinco De Mayo.
You say intent? I say it was displayed by both sides in this argument and if one group should've been sent home for brandishing a flag, everyone else should have been... this is high school. No one has rights in high school. Not white kids, not hispanics.
This is either hypocrisy or cowardice on the part of the school administration, and I'm not sure which is more telling...
[edit on 6-5-2010 by Legion2112]
Originally posted by hawkiye
total crap and general BS.
Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by paxnatus
While not being one to speculate, it isn't hard to imagine the attitude of these boys. Judging by the responses in the source and the attitudes displayed here, one could say they were looking to stir things up. That said, merely speculation.
As I said previously, it's ONE damn day. Where's the harm? And who's next? Irish, Blacks, etc. Btw, these Spanish speaking kids are AMERICANS. I didn't see anything in the article that mentioned them as illegals. You know that if they had been it would have been all over the news.
Originally posted by DelMar
It's not about it being "one damn day", it's about this pc crap running amuck in the U.S. I'm offended that people get so easily offended. We might as well make the list:
No American flags on Cinco de Mayo, we might offend Latinos
No Christmas break, Christmas Trees, Nativity scenes, we might offend non religious people
No Columbus day parade, we might offend Native Americans
No 4th if July celebration, we might offend people from Great Britain
No Veterans Day, we might offend people that are against war
Anyone else care to add to the list ...
Originally posted by piddles
I remember kids who would do this in highschool. they'd do it deliberately to piss off the mexican kids at school, and they weren't just white.
edit: most people just ignored it.
[edit on 6-5-2010 by piddles]