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Students told not to fly Old Glory over fears of post-election backlash | Fox News

There’s trouble brewing in Lincoln, Nebraska where students at a public school were told they could not fly the American flag – because it might spark some sort of post-election backlash.

Several of my astute readers sent me a link to a story in the pages of the Lincoln Journal Star titled, “Safety concerns prompt school to ask students to not fly flags.”

On Veterans Day someone had pulled Old Glory off a flagpole on a students’ pickup truck at The Career Academy. It’s unclear who was responsible for desecrating the flag, but the owner of the truck was concerned about a “potentially disruptive climate.”

The school district said that prompted the school’s administrators to “review the situation and make a determination that there would be potential for continued disruption.”

The Journal Star reported that administrators asked students not to fly the flag “out of an abundance of caution.”

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Although, they did say they would “consider letting students fly the flags on another appropriate day, such as Presidents Day,” the newspaper reported.

As you might imagine, the flag ban did not go over very well in Lincoln – home to many God-loving patriots.

“We have heard from many students, families and community members who were concerned about taking away those rights,” the district said.

The outrage prompted the school district to hold a press conference on Nov. 17 to retract the ban and apologize.

“We want to make this very clear: Lincoln Public Schools students are free to fly their flags on their cars, and leave the flags on their vehicles during the school day,” the district said in a prepared statement.

They also reminded the general public of their patriotic bona fides – from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to promoting Veterans Day.

“LPS believes in the teaching of the tenets of the Constitution and all it represents,” they stated.

“Hindsight would suggest that this could have been handled in a different way and we are amending our original decision,” the district said. “We respect the right for students to display their flags. We should not have asked our students to remove them.”

The district went on to say their flag ban “could easily and understandably have been misinterpreted as infringing on the rights of freedom of expression and speech.”

There was no misinterpretation --- because it was an infringement – a shameful infringement.

Instead of cracking down on American patriotism, how about cracking down on people who desecrate the American flag? How about more discipline and less capitulation? Is that too much to ask from a public school these days?

Then again, this is the same school district that had a problem with teachers calling children boys and girls. They wanted the teachers to use more gender inclusive language.

I wonder what the gender inclusive word for stupid is – because there’s a whole mess of it in the public education system.


Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is "God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values." Follow Todd on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.
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Old glory hasn't flown on my flag staff since January 20 , 2009 when "students" from the high school tore it down. After replacing it twice I just stopped putting it up. The Bonnie Blue was acceptable to them most likely because they had no idea what it was.

I flew a new USA flag on November 5th. It still flies today.
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I cannot help but observe how different the reaction would have been had the incident described in the OP taken place in California. With the blessing of administrators California high school students walked out of class to march in protest over the election results As they marched in protest against a free and fair election they held a large flag overhead, not Old Glory but the Republic of Mexico. Of course Trump was condemned as a racist for stating accurately the judge in the Trump university case is Mexican referring to his heritage, but the students protesting the US Presidential election results under the banner of the Mexican flag are patriots expressing the true will of the people.
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Old glory hasn't flown on my flag staff since January 20 , 2009 when "students" from the high school tore it down. After replacing it twice I just stopped putting it up. The Bonnie Blue was acceptable to them most likely because they had no idea what it was.

I flew a new USA flag on November 5th. It still flies today.
So sad that we must find alternate ways to acknowledge our history. Even sadder that the 'students' didn't know what it was.....
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Students told not to fly Old Glory over fears of post-election backlash | Fox News

There’s trouble brewing in Lincoln, Nebraska where students at a public school were told they could not fly the American flag – because it might spark some sort of post-election backlash.

Several of my astute readers sent me a link to a story in the pages of the Lincoln Journal Star titled, “Safety concerns prompt school to ask students to not fly flags.”

On Veterans Day someone had pulled Old Glory off a flagpole on a students’ pickup truck at The Career Academy. It’s unclear who was responsible for desecrating the flag, but the owner of the truck was concerned about a “potentially disruptive climate.”

The school district said that prompted the school’s administrators to “review the situation and make a determination that there would be potential for continued disruption.”

The Journal Star reported that administrators asked students not to fly the flag “out of an abundance of caution.”

Click here to get Todd’s latest book – “God Less America” – a tribute to gun-toting, Bible-clingers!

Although, they did say they would “consider letting students fly the flags on another appropriate day, such as Presidents Day,” the newspaper reported.

As you might imagine, the flag ban did not go over very well in Lincoln – home to many God-loving patriots.

“We have heard from many students, families and community members who were concerned about taking away those rights,” the district said.

The outrage prompted the school district to hold a press conference on Nov. 17 to retract the ban and apologize.

“We want to make this very clear: Lincoln Public Schools students are free to fly their flags on their cars, and leave the flags on their vehicles during the school day,” the district said in a prepared statement.

They also reminded the general public of their patriotic bona fides – from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to promoting Veterans Day.

“LPS believes in the teaching of the tenets of the Constitution and all it represents,” they stated.

“Hindsight would suggest that this could have been handled in a different way and we are amending our original decision,” the district said. “We respect the right for students to display their flags. We should not have asked our students to remove them.”

The district went on to say their flag ban “could easily and understandably have been misinterpreted as infringing on the rights of freedom of expression and speech.”

There was no misinterpretation --- because it was an infringement – a shameful infringement.

Instead of cracking down on American patriotism, how about cracking down on people who desecrate the American flag? How about more discipline and less capitulation? Is that too much to ask from a public school these days?

Then again, this is the same school district that had a problem with teachers calling children boys and girls. They wanted the teachers to use more gender inclusive language.

I wonder what the gender inclusive word for stupid is – because there’s a whole mess of it in the public education system.


Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is "God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values." Follow Todd on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.
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Why has the left become so hateful toward Patriotism, tradition, values, religion(Christian), and morality in general?
Your reading comprehension suffers.
"Old Glory" is not representative of patriotism. It's more representative of treason.

I find it amusing how the right wants to complain about how liberals see Trump supporters as racist ...
(and on that I agree there is grounds for complaint)

... but then Trump supporters turn around and try to paint liberals as you describe.

Seems to me that Trump supporters may be getting back the stereo-typing treatment you guys have been giving.
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"Old Glory" is not representative of patriotism. It's more representative of treason.
I've seen you write some things... but this is just astounding.
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I've seen you write some things... but this is just astounding.
Sigh.
And <bleeping> embarassing / stupid ...

I read "Old Glory" and thought Confederate flag. I blame the coffee not kicking in yet...

To correct my error, Old Glory is not treasonous. It is historical.
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