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TEXAS: School Children Told American T-Shirts 'Not Appropriate' What do you think..?[A href='http://www.click2houston.com/hou/news/stories/news-96131820010914-180930.html']http://www.click2houston.com/hou/news/stories/news-96131820010914-180930.html[/a]
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Through I'm not opposed totally to school dress codes because of extreme baggies and such that can be used to cover up weapons or such, this is an example of what can happen because of goverment controls. security/freedom issue..a fine line to draw.. MPH
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I certainly don't have a problem with our young people wearing our national colors. It beats some of the other stuff they wear. As long as wearing the red, white and blue doesn't offend anyone. I saw a veteran once who was offended by a guy whose company uniform had the American Flag on the shoulder of his jacket. I didn't really understand his objection, but maybe you vets out there can shed some light on it. My Dad, a Korean war vet couldn't really explain it either. Paul
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Paul, I’ll take a shot at explaining. Perhaps the vet you are referring was very traditional and interpreted the Flag Rules and Regulations very strictly and literally (many who been shot at while defending the Flag seem to be that way). When you read those Rules and Regulations (linked below) you may be surprised, considering how we have become accustomed to seeing how our Flag is used and displayed nowadays. Section 4 Paragraph I states our Flag should NOT be used for advertising, or be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like (company clothing?). Section 4 Paragraph J states our Flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations (work uniforms are not included). My personal belief is that if anyone wants to display our Flag they should be educated rather than discouraged. When I hired a new employee I advised them they could wear a Flag patch if they desired, but I didn’t believe that was appropriate since they often laid on the ground and the Flag would be soiled. As an alternative, I offered them free lapel pins. As for my wearing the red, white and blue offending anyone, I'm afraid that is a problem they will have to deal with. I'm not ashamed of my patriotism even if it offends others. While I try to consider other's feelings, I don't go overboard trying to be politically correct. I guess my personality is partly genetic. At my father’s funeral a friend of his (they both served in the MSTS) told me one time when they were in England my father bought a souvenir handkerchief with a photo of the King & Queen. That night they went to a waterfront bar. Some Brit longshoremen were bad-mouthing the Yanks. My father took the handkerchief from his pocket, shook it out, and blew his nose. All hell broke loose. Some are more sensitive than others when it comes to treatment of symbols of that which they cherish. [A href='http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html']http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html[/a]
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American flag clothing is fine by me.Where do I get some?On 9-11-01 the liberal programs and ideals for the past 40 plus yrs. ceased to exist and don't matter at this time.Case Closed.
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