School Bureaucrat v. The People: The American Flag

Every school bureaucrat imposing arbitrary rules against basic American expression needs to be opposed in this way!

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you deal with bureaucrats and so-called “law enforcement” that overstep lawful boundaries—you band together with those being discriminated against, and you politely but forcefully and overwhelmingly tell the tyrannical authorities to shove it.

From the local NBC Charlotte website: “York school changes American flag policy after demonstration.”

York Comprehensive High School student Peyton Robinson was not happy after being told to remove his American flag from the back of his truck.

Robinson posted this comment on his Instagram account:

“I’ve been told by 2 administrators at my school this morning that I can’t have an American Flag on my truck because other people have complained about it. Well let me tell you something, I have every right to fly an American flag. It will not be coming off of my truck. This really pisses me off. I ask that everyone that sees this post that attends York Comprehinsive flys an American flag of some sort on whatever they may drive to school tomorrow to prove a point. I will not let this go down without a fight. “#America #fightforourright

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Thursday morning students, parents and community members met to fly their flags around town. York resident Russell Shively says, “You got somebody that’s showing their patriotism and flying an American flag on the back of their truck and you want them to take it down? That’s not America.”

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The district posted a message on their Facebook page saying,

“Due to the outstanding display of patriotism through peaceful demonstration, it is apparent to us that many are not happy about this policy.”

The school has since adjusted the policy making an exception for the American flag as long as the size of the flag doesn’t create a driving hazard.

United we stand, divided we fall—we need to do a lot more uniting against out-of-control tyrants on the government payroll, and remind them who works for whom.

With the increasing Federal way of bribing State and local officials to do their bidding, we especially need to start electing representatives who will tell DC to get lost. If the Feds make financial threats, Governors need to instruct residents and businesses to stop sending taxes to DC and send them to the State capital.

Maybe we also need to print copies of the Tenth Amendment and send 100 copies to each State legislator to remind them of the critical need to stand up against the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch—DC has no authority to do the majority of what it’s doing, and they will not stop until we stop them.

This has already gone on way too long. We need to wake up to just how tenuous liberty is—failing to stand up just because it’s not we, individually, being oppressed is a fool’s game because it won’t be long before it is you on the bad end of a badge and a taser, or a government or school bureaucrat who thinks way too highly of him- or herself.

Kudos to the residents of York County, South Carolina. May this little incident be a “shot heard round the nation,” as we all join in standing for liberty.