In an act designed to prevent anyone from any background being perpetually offended, a school district in Tennessee has declared that ALL flags and banners are banned, even the stars and stripes.
Ironically, in its attempt to protect the feelings of the always butt hurt minority, Dickson County has ended up pissing off most people there by declaring that US flags cannot be displayed on school grounds, because the Confederate flag… or something.
Students were warned that they would be kicked out if they brought ANY flag with them to school.
The decision was made “Based on some actions and behaviors of students displaying banners behind a vehicle.”
“It’s not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride.” claimed Dickson County Director of Student Services Steve Sorrells.
“We do have a responsibility to help our students understand citizenship, proper respect for the flag and what that might look like,” said Sorrells.
“If you want to fly a Confederate flag, if you want to fly a rainbow flag, fly a rainbow flag, whatever you want. I just think that’s a right, it’s freedom of expression, and I don’t think you should be able to take that away from us,” high school senior, Arianna Heisler, told reporters.
The story drew the ire of Fox & Friends host Tucker Carlson, who lambasted the move as part of a general attack on expressions of patriotism.
“This is not about a school district in Tennessee,” Carlson said Sunday. “This is a about a long-term trend where the people who run everything — the elites in Washington, New York and L.A. — despise rural America and its culture, suspect anybody that doesn’t live in their cities of being a bigot, and they’re trying to crush that culture by banning its symbols.”
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.