Thursday, September 13, 2007

Old Glory

According to this article (h/t Drudge) --

Students at a local school cannot wear clothing depicting the US flag. Apparently students were showing up wearing the flags of other countries, and we can't have that, so, in order not to discriminate -- we can't have that -- the wearing of all flags was banned, including old glory itself.

A young woman had wanted to wear the flag to commemorate 9/11.

These kind of rulings come from the same kind of people (those on the left) who uphold a dissenter's right to burn the flag.

So, the state of the union is that (in at least one school) you can't wear the flag as a sign of patriotism or respect, but (as a general principle) you have an ACLU-given right to burn it.

Makes me glad I'm on the right.

What I would like to know is, exactly what would be wrong with a policy saying the only flag you are permitted to wear is that of the USA? Sure it's discriminatory, but so what? Making an exception for the flag of your home country seems reasonable to me.

And not all discrimination is bad.

Life properly lived consists of making informed discriminations.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"