Judges Told Flag Not Racist!

Bob Unruh, WND, March 13, 2014

A federal appeals court is being urged to reverse a ruling that called the American flag a “symbol of racial animus.”

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had determined that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., did not violate the constitutional rights of students when they ordered them not to wear U.S. flag shirts on the Mexican Cinco de Mayo holiday.

“The court’s rationale behind this ruling was essentially that it’s not safe to display an American flag in an American public school, for fear of causing offense and disruption,” said John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute and author of “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.”

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The appeal was filed by a number of legal teams, including attorneys with the American Freedom Law Center and the Thomas More Law Center.

The case centers on a decision May 5, 2010, by Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez. During a break, Rodriguez told the students they were not allowed to wear the flag shirts. He allegedly told them that he had received complaints from some Hispanic students about the flag apparel, and the students were not allowed to wear clothing that would offend them.

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Now, attorneys for Rutherford and the other groups have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review and reverse its order. The court has said the school was acting properly to censor the American flag so as not to offend Hispanic students.

The appeals court “acknowledged that other students were permitted to wear Mexican flag colors and symbols, [but] it ruled that the school was allowed to forbid the American flag apparel out of concerns that it would cause disruption, even though no disruption had occurred,” according to the brief.

Rutherford argued school officials violated long-standing Supreme Court precedent forbidding suppression of protected expression on the basis of a “heckler’s veto.”

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A three-judge panel of the court previously said: “The specific events of May 5, 2010, and the pattern of which those events were a part made it reasonable for school officials to proceed as though the threat of a potentially violent disturbance was real. We hold that school officials . . . did not act unconstitutionally . . . in asking students to turn their shirts inside out, remove them, or leave school for the day with an excused absence in order to prevent substantial disruption or violence at school.”

AFLC’s Robert Muise noted: “Not only is the panel decision wrong as a matter of Supreme Court precedent, the decision affirms a dangerous lesson by rewarding student[s] [who] resort to disruption rather than reason as the default means of resolving disputes. The school district’s proper response should be to educate the audience rather than silence the speaker.”

It was pointed out that only violence from “Mexican” students was feared, not violence by those wearing the U.S. flag.

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The attorneys noted: “The panel went so far as to compare the wearing of American flag images with the wearing of the Confederate flag–an arguable symbol of racism–and to liken relations between ‘American’ and ‘Mexican’ youth in an American school–a distinction not clearly apparent on this record in that it is unclear whether the students referred to as ‘Mexicans’ were citizens of Mexico or of the United States–with racial tensions between white and black students.

“Of course, plaintiffs had a constitutional right to wear shirts bearing the American flag on their public school campus, even on Cinco de Mayo or any other holiday and regardless of the expression of ethnic pride asserted by people aligned with another culture. The obvious and odious premise underlying the panel’s opinion is that the American flag is a symbol of racial animus–an inherently flawed premise,” the argument said.

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There had been some “gang activity” at the school, the brief said, but they were Mexican gangs not related to the plaintiffs.

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  • D.B. Cooper

    I will be wearing my stars and stripes every May 5 from now on.

    • APaige

      Is there a flag for White people? That is the only nation I belong to now.

      • David Ashton

        Interesting idea for a competition (sorry, Adolf, a good design but no longer “appropriate”).

        • ThomasER916

          I hate when people push the idea that Adolf was pro-white. The more I study him and Mussolini, in their own words, the less I like them. They were ethnic but not racial. They could never bridge that gap which is why they had no problem killing other whites.

          • David Ashton

            Hence my “joke”.
            How about a diagonal white cross on a red background – or is that used already?

          • Andross

            This Afrikaner flag strikes a resonant chord as a pro-white symbol, I think. Hard to mistake which people it’s supposed to represent.

          • newscomments70

            I have that flag on my fridge.

          • IstvanIN

            In all fairness the Nazis treated occupied France and the French better than the Mexicans and white liberals treat Americans.

          • RHG

            Yes, Hitler believed Germanic people were “superior”, not whites, therefore had no problem killing Poles and other white Eastern European who he thought were “inferior”. I am sure Mussolini thought the same thing about Italians.

          • wildfirexx

            Through the ages they’ve been slaughtering each other over past grievances, much like between the protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. But Hitler was our last great white hope at protecting and preserving our racial identity from extinction.

          • wildfirexx

            Have you watched the videos about Hitler’s life…the greatest story never told!

          • David Ashton

            “Lost the war, but won the ratings”.

          • ThomasER916

            I’ll have to watch it.

      • DieWulfe

        The U.S. flag does represent Whites….oops, except for some in the South.

        • Conrad

          Any flag design that is to be use to represent whites must be a new flag. One not used by any nation or organization. It must be acceptable to all whites, here & abroad.
          And yes this sounds like a good idea for a contest.
          Now, let’s see if we can get our leadership behind this. That’s the hard part.

          • DieWulfe

            Would you have said that on August 21, 1959 when Hawaii became the last state? If you had been born and old enough then, I bet you were patriotic, unless you’re from the South.

            The reason the flag is dirty is because elites defecate on it, not only by what they do, but permitting foreigners to do it, as well. They have absolutely no respect for it or us. That sickens me. Why do they do this? Because we allow them to. It’s not the flag’s fault. It’s up to us to prevent that.

            To me, it’s the most beautiful flag in the world. It symbolizes White Europeans and the country they created, flaws included, and I will not turn on them or the flag. Regardless of our current circumstances and I hate them as much as you do, I will continue to honor the flag because I love my people….those wonderful Europeans who have done so much for the world.

          • Conrad

            I understand and sympathize with your point. But to my mind the American flag represents the current state of the nation.
            Maybe one day things will change but for now it represents perverts, anti-whites and a host of unacceptable people & things. So, I just cannot in, good faith fly that flag. It would be like publicly demonstrating that I am going along with Americas present course.
            By the way.
            I do like the blue, white & green flag. How do we get pro-white groups to accept it – worldwide?

          • DieWulfe

            Not familiar with the blue, white, and green flag. Is photo on internet?

          • Conrad

            there is a picture of it just above this comment with the name of – Lt. Greyman, NVA.

          • I fly the CBF on July Fourth. The homeowner’s association called to say the covenant allows only an American flag to be displayed. I explained “It is an American flag.”

          • Sharps Rifle

            Third National, here.

      • macie manire

        Yes, The Northwest Front has created a tricolor flag that is green, white, and blue representing land, race, and sky. Check out their web site.

        • Who Me?

          I tried to post a picture of it here, but it never showed up. It is beautiful–the green land, the blue sky and white representing White people standing between the land and sky.

          • David Ashton

            Is it Harold Covington’s personal emblem (like his hat)?

          • Who Me?

            go to northwestfront dot org and look. It’s not a personal thing, it’s the “official” flag–as official as anything is at this point.

          • David Ashton

            This tricolor is quite good in conception. I just wondered if HC thought it up himself. As a Flag for the “White Race” as a whole it would be unsuitable for those who disagree with his project or opinions or history.

      • tlk244182

        You mean something like this?

  • In South Texas there is a huge bias in favor of everything Mexican, including among “conservative” Republicans, such as the dimwitted Rick Perry. I expect that a legal system that now routinely casts aside law and common sense will also favor every vile unreasonable Mexican demand. Watch out–the Courts may rule these taco head border jumpers citizens without a vote in Congress. Court-ordered amnesty, coming soon to a libtard, corrupt Court near you.

    • NotTooSwift

      Bigone4u, it’s called job security PERIOD

      • ThomasER916

        No. It’s called ethno-masochism.

        If Mexicans had money and were worth money then we’d all be moving to Mexico.

  • Jesse James

    The courts can’t make it any clearer, this is no longer your country white Americans.

    • Alucard_the_last

      If they ordered blacks to remove their American flag shirts, they would have backed down and ruled it unconstitutional. After all, blacks are the sacred cow in American politics.

  • LACountyRedneck

    It’s time to segregate en masse.

    • D.B. Cooper

      It won’t work until you get rid of certain RINOs.

      • IstvanIN

        Another parasite.

      • WR_the_realist

        If merely wearing the American flag is banned from a high school because it might upset Hispanics, then posting pictures of John McCain should certainly be banned. I want to put my fist through the screen every time I see it. It’s hard to find another politician who combines horrid foreign policy with horrid domestic policy the way that John McCain does. (Unless his name is Joe Lieberman, who agrees with John McCain on everything.)

      • LACountyRedneck

        I’m not waiting for Rinos to convert. Move to a White area and keep non-Whites out. Waiting for Rinos to convert is a waste of time.

    • ThomasER916

      I disagree. It’s time for whites to plunder the system and destroy it. Whites need to get married but not officially then claim welfare. Stock up on beans and bullets,while making an explicit racial community. When whites take out everything they put in the system collapses. Then destroy their supplies and give them the Holodomor.

      • me

        That’s been my idea for years now….Whites need to quit their jobs, go on the dole, and start cranking out adorable White babies. Let the other races support White people for awhile, then see what happens…I’ll bet the feds would do a 180 on the ideas of ‘redistribution of wealth’, ‘taxation without representation’, and the insidious plan to rob and abuse Whites for their global, ‘multicultural’ ‘utopia’, built on the tax enslavement and terrorization of the White races for their own profit and for the upkeep of the melatonin-rich inferior races…the SWINE.

        • Sheik Yerbouti

          I used to love cars and chased them more than girls for a while. But I no longer see the mass produced vehicles as works of art. Today most of them look like a partially used bar of soap. Remove the letters/logo and it’s hard to tell some of them apart.

        • LACountyRedneck

          Whites can’t afford to crank out babies. That’s why they’re having 1.8 or whatever the current rate is. Having babies you can’t afford will end you and them up in a cheap multiracial neighborhood. Non-Whites will still immigrate by the millions. Even if Whites got back to their 3.5 rate of the late 50’s-early 60’s our percentages would still decline. Segregation is the only option.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        Are you Funktionmann by any chance? He has suggested something similar. He says white Americans need only pull 20% of their assets from the US economy and trade among themselves to bankrupt the leftist gimme gravy train.

        Those programs are more vulnerable than we are told. Even the Obama’s robbed SNAP to pay for a school diet program that failed miserably.

        • I haven’t worked a regular job in eight years. When we need something, I can usually make it in the machine shop in the basement. My wife has a good sewing machine, so she sews her own good dress clothes here. I’m not going to work just so Uncle Stupid can give my money away like a demented Santa Claus.

        • ThomasER916

          No I’m not. I don’t believe for one moment I’m the first white to understand this. I’m just a white who understands where the money is coming from and where it’s going. Once you take the time to assess the situation it becomes the most logical conclusion for anyone who isn’t an ethno-masochist. The reason why the Hostile Elite won’t give statistics on race, taxes, and welfare is it will immediately make whites angry at the massive theft and we’ll change the system one way or another.

          The most important lesson to take away from all of this is once whites understand the system is anti-white they’re morally justified in plundering it. I learned this from my Uncle in a round-about way after I got out of the Marines. At the time I was fairly Liberal/Leftist (no surprise growing up in Chitown). After you leave the military they put you on immediate unemployment and welfare. Or at least they did that in the 90’s. He said to me, “I’m glad one of us is getting welfare money for a change. I’ve paid into this system and no one I know has ever taken out.” That was coming from one of the most honest, hard-working, intelligent people I know.

          Think about what he said for a second. Have you ever known whites who plunder welfare and make a career out of it? I don’t. Whites will take a welfare ‘vacation’ but they all tend to get their act together and get a job. The worst whites end up race-mixing because their trash behavior is only acceptable in a race of dregs. All whites I know get a job and end up losing money on taxes once again making Welfare and Unemployment a net loss for whites.

          What tends to happen is whites wise up and leave, like they did in Detroit, the entire system collapses. What I’m suggesting is the exact opposite. Intentionally plunder the system with the plan to stock up on food and supplies (beans and bullets). Chaos ensues in the collapse which affords us the opportunity to mobilize a militia (a white tradition). Then we can take areas back by force and hunt down illegals. No apologies necessary.

          Right now the welfare system is breeding hood rats who murder, rape, and rob whites anyway. Collapsing the system will morally justify our militant response and allow our instincts to take over.

      • LACountyRedneck

        Segregation is mandatory for our survival. You can plunder and make 5 babies per couple. You still won’t keep up with the rate of non-White immigrants.

        • ThomasER916

          There are plenty of ways we can segregate in plain sight. Cultural is the most important way because it reinforces our racial and tribal identity.

        • ThomasER916

          Non-whites are coming because they’re here to plunder us. That’s our curse. We’re so productive the vermin swarm us. If we burn the fields and stock pile the grain they’ll die out or leave. Then we rid ourselves of the remaining vermin.

          This doesn’t mean we don’t segregate. It just means we do so and destroy the system that brought them here. We should also consider a strategy for a counter-Marxist regime change.

  • MekongDelta69

    You want the Ninth Circus Court to rule on this? Good luck with that. They’re the MOST leftist C. Court in the country. They’d get rid of all White people, if they could…

    • r j p

      All White heterosexual people.

  • sbuffalonative

    That the US flag has been deemed a symbol of racial animus should be headline news. That it isn’t is tells us who the media side with and protect.

    • me

      The “media”….a corrupt bunch of Marxist, globalist c#$ksuckers if there ever was….Edward R. Murrow would have beat the faggotry and commie out of them. Too bad ‘journalism’ is nothing but another arm of the globalist octopus, filled with nothing but liars, propagandists, and psychopaths.

  • Truthseeker

    So basically, American students can’t wear their own flag in their own country because Mexican students can’t behave themselves. How about we send these foreign invaders back to the country they consider their own?

    • John Ambrose

      These invaders want the best of both worlds. They want to remain proud flag-fluttering Mexicans all while getting the EBT cards, WIC checks and housing vouchers they couldn’t receive in their beloved homeland of Me-hee-co.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Mexicans have their hearts in mexico and their stomachs in the USA.

        • me

          Mexicans have their stomachs in the USA and their heads up their butt. They want to treat the USA like their personal piñata, then whine about ‘racism’–using ‘racism’ as the stick to break open the White-built ‘piñata’ of the United States. Mestizos don’t have the brain capacity to realize that this type of immoral behavior is going to ruin the USA–just like the Mestizos ruined the place that they fled from…idiots.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          Has anyone noticed how arrogant Mexican mestizos are? They’re too stupid to realize that they’re all worthless pedazos de mierda sucking off the US government teat.

          • ThomasER916

            That’s why poisoning the teat is a necessary measure.

      • r j p

        mexicans in Chicago all know when Flag Day is.
        It’s the day they drive around with those mexican car window flags.
        parasites spitting on the host.

    • D.B. Cooper

      The direct route doesn’t always work. You have to flank them on the battlefield, or bait them with a pawn if it’s Chess. Before you deport these parasites, you have to get rid of….

      • IstvanIN

        He is one of the lead parasites.

        • Max

          He is more of a vector or maybe a paratenic host.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Until we acknowledge the truth of your post, we are doomed: they are foreign invaders pure and simple. Their president encourages their infiltration, and even lobbies Mr. Sotero to stop deporting (i.e. “repelling”) the invaders. Their government has set up all sorts of programs for illegals living here, including scholarship funds. They are provoked by any signs of resistance, including requiring English be the official language, and now, even including the display of Old Glory.

      This latest thing reminds me of the scene in Casablanca, when Morocco, a formerly French colony, was under German control. One night in Bogart’s bar, the Germans start singing “Die Wacht am Rheins.” Bogart, taking the role of the 9th Circuit, is asked if they can play La Marseillaise. Unlike that bunch of buffoons, however, Bogey nods. Of course, this becomes a provocation in a big way; the Germans become very aggressive, just like the Mexicans might. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t sing; in fact, this was the turning point of the movie, and showed that the occupied “good guys” still had some spirit left.

  • Luca

    Every single patriotic legal group should be all over this issue and quash these liberal maniacs on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. There should be demonstrations outside the court when this appeal is being heard.

    • dd121

      I’m not so sure the school will appeal it. After all the school officials are probably liberals too and may find “higher priorities”.

      • DieWulfe

        American Freedom Law Center and the Thomas More Law Center aren’t the type to give up.

  • dave

    The white nation we once knew is no more!

  • D.B. Cooper

    Never forget which judge was responsible.

    • John Ambrose

      Since she’s so deeply concerned about the feelings of these people, she should be made to live side-by-side with them. Fit her with an ankle bracelet and force her to spend at least 6 months in a place like Maywood CA (97% Hispanic).

      • Jotun Hunter

        it wouldn’t fit around her ankle by the looks of it

        • Sloppo

          Then perhaps she could be fitted with a cankle bracelet.

          • Jotun Hunter

            she probably has one enormous flesh trunk from her neck to her shoes – you’d need a body ‘torso-ckle’ shackle for this grinning beast.

          • Sloppo

            That’s something I’d rather not think about.

      • Give her to Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins and George Thomas for several days.

    • ThomasER916

      And never forgive. She and her progeny are marked.

      • me

        Cain’s mark…

    • IstvanIN

      In all fairness I believe her ruling was that the principal was justified in preventing violence, not that she supported the Mexicans over the Americans.

    • Jotun Hunter

      of course it was a woman – falling over herself with compassion and emotion-driven decision making.

  • So CAL Snowman

    So the Whites were not allowed to wear American flag t-shirts because the school feared it would incite violence from the invading mexicans? Well clearly the lesson here is that the White kids needed to threaten the mexican kids with violence for wearing mexican flag t-shirts and waving mexican flags at school. Somehow I don’t think the courts would rule in Whitey’s favor if Whitey threatened the mexicans with violence over their tri-color rag.

  • NotTooSwift

    Banning the American Flag from an American high school in the USA is very difficult to comprehend.

    Can you imagine banning, let’s say, Crucifixes from, oh perhaps, Catholic University in Georgetown. That would never hap…what’s that?…They did?…um, never mind.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Would the school ban the wearing of mexican flag t-shirts if the White kids threatened the mexican kids with violence?

    • TheCogitator

      I think the key is threatening violence. White people being more civilized do not immediately go to violence, whereas blacks and Hispanics do. Being civilized sometimes has its drawbacks. So if Whites threatened violence and and followed through if necessary, you damn right they would ban Mexican flag shirts.

  • Puggg

    There’s something wrong with this article, or with what the people and groups asking the court to reverse itself are doing.

    I guess the only way I can put it, with my limited communication skills is this:

    Why should the American flag be thought of in terms of “not racist?” What’s this constant need to justify everything in terms of “not racism?”

    • When we engage in apologetics couched in the semantics of non-racism, we only give power to the Cultural Marxists’ use of the term “racism” as a weapon.

      The man even wrote a book about it.

  • DieWulfe

    It’s unfathomable that White Americans must obtain legal assistance to defend the U.S. flag against these Mexican parasites who are given red carpet treatment by those who govern our country.

    Throw them out!

  • DieWulfe

    Support the White students at Live Oak High School.

  • Extropico

    “Death everywhere.
    I just want to live.
    Maybe go America. Live the quiet life.”

    Indigenous Agent Co Bao.

  • RHG

    And the thing is if the American/white students complained about the Mexican flag being displayed they would have been accused of being “insensitive” and probably told they need some kind of “diversity training”. And yet, the Mexicans are allowed to whine and have their way when it comes to the American flag.

    • seapeaMP

      I think you found a position that might produce results…

      Accuse the Mexicans of being “insensitive” and then DEMAND school officials force the Mexicans to attend “diversity training”.

  • Sometimes I really wonder if I live in Bizarro World.

    • Sometimes I suspect I slipped off the edge of the world into some twisted anti-world. I got locked up, my best friend stole from me, the employers for whom I tirelessly worked deserted me. It doesn’t matter. A fellow just cowboys-up and deals with it. It has certainly made me more understanding of other people’s problems.

  • WR_the_realist

    Everybody is allowed to offend white students. So why is it important not to offend Hispanic students? And if Hispanic students are in fact offended by the U.S. flag why did we let them enter and reside in a country they hate?

  • wildfirexx

    I can’t believe that happened…not that the Mexican students were upset, but that the American school and the Courts had the nerve to tell the kids to remove their American flag of Independence, that so many American’s died for. What about the Alamo !
    Anyways, Why are they celebrating a Mexican holiday in America?
    Do they allow students in Mexican schools to celebrate the fourth of July ?

  • GB101

    I note that people are “asking” the court to reverse itself. I have a suggestion: every American in the school should wear a flag and DEFY the idiotic court and the idiotic school officials.

  • NoMosqueHere

    I guess the appellants are attempting to get an en banc decision from the 9th Circuit. If not, they should seek cert from the US Supreme Court. This case deserves much greater media exposure and may wake up YT about the spanish immigration menace.

  • libertarian1234

    This is FAR beyond disgraceful and borders on insanity.

    Never would such a ruling be allowed in Russia, favoring a band of racist vagabonds whose aim is to steal their country away, helped along by vicious, rabid leftist pigs who look like they’re dressed in drag.

    I would never support a war against a white country like Russia.

    The deterioration continues.

    • It doesn’t border on insanity, it is insanity. We live in a nuthouse.

  • IKE

    First thing that MUST happen in this country is that, OBAMA must befall some terrible demise.
    Maybe he will fall down a flight of stairs, or
    get hit by a falling space junk . . . .I guess it doesn’t break the law to hope, does it ?

  • Who Me?

    That is an abomination, both the flag and what it represents. And the icing on the cake is that fat blonde bimbo holding it. (Surrounded by people utterly alien to her forebears if she but knew it.)

  • Grantland

    I’m surprised Southern resentment is not more prevalent, what with the endless Hollyweird stream of ugly, malevolent movie characterizations of the South as a hotbed of incestuous, inbred, toothless hillbilly cannibal freaks. Even the Afrikaners were spared such treatment, and the Germans only came close.

  • Max

    This is how the flag-waver picks up men -or whatever. Barry- O rallies are likely a great place for white skanks to meet-n-greet.

  • seapeaMP

    I’m glad someone posted something, somewhere on Amren about the WMM. It seems Amren wasn’t too interested in covering it. Their silence speaks volumes.