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Charleston Schools Ban Confederate Flag

STUDENTS CAN’T EVEN HAVE BANNER ON THEIR VEHICLES … || By FITSNEWS || The Charleston County (S.C.) school district has slipped a far-reaching ban on the Confederate flag into its new code of student conduct for the 2015-16 school year. The ban was introduced “in light of a year marred…

STUDENTS CAN’T EVEN HAVE BANNER ON THEIR VEHICLES …

|| By FITSNEWS || The Charleston County (S.C.) school district has slipped a far-reaching ban on the Confederate flag into its new code of student conduct for the 2015-16 school year.

The ban was introduced “in light of a year marred with racially divisive and tragic events,” a reference to the June 2015 mass murder of nine black churchgoers by a 21-year-old white supremacist in Charleston and the April 2015 shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in North Charleston.

In light of these events, students are now prohibited from “wearing on campus clothing, jewelry or other apparel bearing the image of the Confederate flag.”  Not only that, they are prohibited from “prominently displaying” the flag on any vehicle used to transport them to school.

Unbelievable …

This website led the fight to remove the flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House earlier this year (for the definitive recap of that debate, click here) – and we still believe the flag should never have been raised on government property in the first place.

But this?  This is insane.

Obviously government has the right to determine which banners it wishes to display on its own soil  … but can it dictate to private citizens what they can and cannot wear?  Especially when a citizens’ presence on government property is compulsory?

We think not ….

Alas, though … this is at work all across the country.  It’s nothing but fascism – in the name of a compulsory tolerance that discriminates and erodes individual liberty.

Despite receiving billions of tax dollars each year, South Carolina’s government-run education system is one of the worst in the nation – and it is constantly dumbing down its standards in an effort to fake progress.  Shouldn’t this system be focused on education, not indoctrination?

Yes … but don’t expect that to happen anytime soon.  Especially not when there’s political correctness to exploit.

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59 comments

Thought Police in full force August 18, 2015 at 3:42 pm

To call yourselves “libertarians” y’all sure do ban a lot of freedoms.

Banning what they deem not-allowed, is exactly what FITSNews has advocated.

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flip August 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Legalizing drugs and protecting abortion rights defines 99% of “libertarians”.

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Judged by your actions August 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Bingo. You’re right again. “Libertarians” are mostly just another sect of the Liberal Religion.

When FITNews’ first response to the Christians murdered by the drug-crazed, anti-American, was to attack the Confederate flag, that told me exactly who this site represents.

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Lindsey August 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Hey you two! What’s a boy gotta do to get in on this circle jerk?

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You'll never qualify August 18, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Simply tell the truth…

Fool's Truth August 19, 2015 at 9:53 am

What a fool sees as truth a wise man sees as lies.

Keep watching Fox as the Ambiguously Gay Duo, GT and Flip.

small minded red neck August 18, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Why do so many “republicans” feel like you have to be a christian and conform to christian ideals to be a conservative. thats the small minded attitude that makes libertarianism so appealing to conservatives who love freedom, like freedom of religion.

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RogueElephant August 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm

The parts of Libertarianism I can go along with are the govt. out of my pocket and off my back. The rest is mostly crap with a shot of liberalism.

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21stconfed August 19, 2015 at 8:49 am

Well going to war usually means gov’t is in your wallet and on your back. Actually, a good bit of libertarians 35-40% believe life is a liberty not a “social” issue. But I am sure you go along with the likes of good neo-conservaties like Ann Coulter, just check out her latest tweet ;). Now that’s why am a self-described libertarian, intellectually honest and logically sound.

TroubleBaby August 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Now that the Confederate flag has been banned in Charleston public schools to protect those offended by them and ostensibly reduce race motivated violence, can we get a good book burning going for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and a host of other books some people may find offensive and contribute towards racial violence?

I think it appropriate to hold said book burnings outside each school library.

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erneba August 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm

This could get to the point where we could make life in the Soviet Union during the 1950’s look like a day at the beach.
If you don’t like something another person does, tolerate it or leave. The Do-Gooders are going to ban and restrict us back into the Dark Ages.

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TroubleBaby August 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm

The one issue that makes this whole thing such a mess is the fact all this banning in on public property.

When you forcibly extract money from people to fund “public” anything, you must somehow give them a “say” as a result of stealing from them in the first place, or you’ll have a riot on your hands.

So on one hand, I delight in seeing all the bureaucrats in gov’t running around trying to satisfy the PC crazy crowd, but on the other you have to wonder how soon until they start this enforcing this crazy shit on private property too.

This is all not withstanding the fact that the average Joe has no idea how to distinguish true crime from hurt feelings(the non-aggression principle)…but that it simply hoping for too much when it comes to the common man in general IMO.

So basically, we’re fucked.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm

So basically, we’re fucked.

American Politics for the last decade forward in a nutshell.

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What Are You Smoking? August 19, 2015 at 9:44 am

“The one issue that makes this whole thing such a mess is the fact all this banning in on public property.”

People are free to come and go at the State House grounds, but we don’t let people wander the campus and halls of the local elementary school.

People are free to wear pretty much anything, within reason, at the State House grounds, but public schools have dress codes.

The KKK and Black Panthers can rally at the State House, which they in fact did, but public schools don’t have to entertain such nonsense from hate groups and gangs.

You can fly your own confederate flag in front of the State House, as I have witnessed several people do since its removal, but public schools have a right to tell you not to if it distracts someone else from learning.

If you want to make a political statement, there is plenty of public property available to do it. Public schools are designed for education, and because of that they have more restrictive rules to weed out things that distract from educating kids. Offensive speech is one of those things.

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TroubleBaby August 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

” but we don’t let people wander the campus and halls of the local elementary school.”

Who’s “we” chief?

“You can fly your own confederate flag in front of the State House, as I have witnessed several people do since its removal, but public schools have a right to tell you not to if it distracts someone else from learning.”

There is no logical consistency to your statement. Even further, there no logical consistency to your suggestion because we’ve had the governor remove occupy movement people.

“they have more restrictive rules to weed out things that distract from educating kids.”

Like droopy drawers as noted by the poster above?

Look, you never really addressed what I was saying, you’ve just spouted a bunch of inconsistent stuff that you think is common sense.

Jackie Chiles August 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

How dare you reference Tom Sawyer without providing me with a trigger warning first.

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richardthelong August 18, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Good! There should also be no rainbow flags, Mexican flags, black lives matter flags, or any other flag than the American flag.

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flip August 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm

They want the AMERICAN Flag down.Farakkan,Rocky and all the rest of the American hating socialists-taking the confederate flag down was a first step.

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They were Hitler all along August 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Liberals are the same dopes who used to accuse everyone else of banning books and censorship.

Turns out the Democrat Party is the real NAZI Party in America.

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shifty henry August 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

And I believed that Hitler had died in the bunker!

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Rocky Verdad August 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

No Flip – I fly the American flag at my house.

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flip August 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Obama wears an American flag on his lapel and we know from he policies and words that he hates America.

Your point?

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Sic Semper Tyrannis August 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm

SEIG HIEL, IDIOT!

mamatiger92 August 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

“Trump said in 2009 that Obama was ‘a strong guy who knows what he wants,’ a person with “the mark of a strong leader,” and “totally a champion.” He even bestowed the greatest Trumpian honor upon Obama, saying, ‘I would hire him.'”

shifty henry August 18, 2015 at 10:19 pm

me too…

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God Bless America August 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

Flip hates you for flying the American flag. What an America-hating loser.

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Alfred E. Sharpton August 18, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Let’s not forget about those obnoxious “It’s a black thing, you wouldn’t understand” exclusionary shirts.

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E Norma Scok August 18, 2015 at 4:04 pm

It was actually banned there a long time ago. The school board had something they applied to wearing in the guise of “disruptive” clothing.

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You LIED again August 18, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Wow, it was banned and the drug-crazed America-hater still killed those Christians.

I thought you SWORE if there Confederate flag was banned, we’d live in a Utopia. Was that another of your leftwing LIES…just like Obamacare, depleted oil reserves, Arab Spring and Global Warming have turned out to be?

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GrandTango's Negative IQ August 19, 2015 at 9:51 am

Hey, fuckface, Dylann didn’t go to school in Charleston.

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9" August 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm

80-Year-Old Black Artist Leo Twiggs Uses Confederate Flag To Create Art

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Leo Twiggs’ paintings of shadowy Confederate flags and faceless men with bulls-eyes on their backs are a few of the haunting images he has developed living as a black man in the South.

The 80-year-old South Carolina artist says he hopes the works, which some may see as divisive, spark thoughtful reactions and help people understand their shared history, even for those outside the South.

“This Confederate flag, the Civil War, they are part of the history of all of us,” Twiggs said. “You take the stars off the bars, and it becomes a cross, maybe a railroad crossing. It can become a crossing over, something that we commemorate, and something we can cross over.”

Jovial and chatty at his Orangeburg studio, Twiggs said he is enjoying his best year as an artist. He’s had more than 70 solo shows over his career, and three new shows recently opened in his home state in Myrtle Beach, Greenville and Taylors.

Two of them highlight his use of Confederate flags — red, white, or blue smudged with brown or blood-red splotches. In several, the outlines of brown figures float in the background. Many flags are tattered, looking tired and rough. A black cow stands watch in some, recalling an animal Twiggs cared for as a child, growing up in segregated St. Stephens.

“We were poor, but we had dignity,” Twiggs said. “Ours was a struggle that speaks to a struggle experienced by all mankind.”

Sandy Rupp, owner of the Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, said Twiggs has been exploring flag images since the 1970s.

“He’s not trying to divide everybody,” Rupp said. “He sees it as a historic symbol, a symbol of white supremacy that he makes into his own. He makes it his flag, and gives it his power.”

As the aroma of hot wax fills the room, Twiggs uses a metal pen-like tool to drip warm wax on a rough piece of fabric. He colors it with hand-mixed vegetable dyes, and then removes the wax with an iron, repeating the process over and over. It takes up to a month to complete each composition.

William Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens, said for many in the South, the flag represents “an unrepentant South, perhaps a South rising again.”

“But Leo takes that image and lets it mutate, change, degrade, adapt, into an image that becomes part of his experience,” Eiland said.

Other themes fill Twiggs’ work — the rebel flag morphs into a white railroad crossing sign, which divides many rural Southern towns; black ancestral mothers pose in their Sunday best; white boss men in wide-brimmed hats stand over ghostly black and white figures; white strings of hurricane-force winds whip bodies in a storm.

Twiggs said his “Targeted Man” series of faceless men bearing bulls-eyes harkens back to the Ku Klux Klan using white robes an

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9" August 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm Reply
Cooter Brown August 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm

WHut in da hail did ye think wood happen if’n ye gave deese peoples an inch??????????

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flip August 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

The American Flag is next.

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Cooter Brown August 18, 2015 at 8:46 pm

well, I reckon that’d be ok.

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FUCK CHARLETON SCHOOL BOARD August 19, 2015 at 7:20 am

Yep. They will ban it. But Batman cometh to save Gothem … LMAO! LMAO!!!

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flip August 19, 2015 at 9:47 am

Please please PLEASE let me stomp on the flag and light it on fire after it is brought down! I hate America! LMAO!!!

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Rocky Verdad August 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Gee, I can’t understand why!!!

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The Colonel August 18, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Schools have not only a right but a responsibility to provide a well ordered environment for students to learn in – as such, a ban on the flag is no different than the bans on gang colors, sexually provocative clothing and sagging, bagging and dragging trousers.

However, the “…prohibited from “prominently displaying” the flag on any vehicle used to transport them to school…” part is a law suit waiting to happen, it will probably also be accompanied with a verbal or physical altercation as some uber liberal, over zealous school administrator tries a Gomer Pyle “…citizens arrest…” in school pick up line and the redneck driving the pick up is “…disinclined to acquiesce with his request…” to remove said Confederate Flag.

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erneba August 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Yes, this is where the courts may get involved.

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Colonel Dumb Fuck August 19, 2015 at 7:13 am

YOU are soooooo full of shit!!!!!!! .. .LMAO! LMAO!!!! …. Dumb fuck.

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The Colonel August 19, 2015 at 8:27 am

Pray tell, where did I get it wrong?

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Jackie Chiles August 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

You disagreed with him.

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I Agree Partially August 19, 2015 at 9:32 am

“However, the “…prohibited from “prominently displaying” the flag on any vehicle used to transport them to school…” part is a law suit waiting to happen.”

Maybe, maybe not. The school has rights to dictate that, but only on school property. If you drop your kid off right outside the gate then the school can go fuck itself, however in the school-owned driveway or parking lot it is definitely their rules.

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The Colonel August 19, 2015 at 10:13 am

The school can’t legally even tell an employee that they can’t have a Confederate Flag bumper sticker on their car. This issue has been adjudicated already – the school system will lose.

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Speak D Truth August 18, 2015 at 5:19 pm

The though police are out in full force. While some may view it as a symbol of hate others view it as heritage. What if the “Bonnie Blue” is flying on a truck at the school? What happens when a flag that strongly resembles the Confederate Battle Flag is flown at the school? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America Are all of these flags banned? Not all of them can be associated with the KKK or acts of racism.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Are all of these flags banned?
Yes.

Not all of them can be associated with the KKK or acts of racism.

Won’t matter.
PC is not about facts and logic.
It’s about feelings….ohohoh FEELINGS …

*wanders off, singing*

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erneba August 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

This one could possibly make the courts.

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Charleston 2 Sink Like Rock August 19, 2015 at 7:18 am

Oh, it will …. “whistles a happy tune” .. Gonna cost the district hundreds of millions and gonna cost each school boards member tens of thousands in their own legal fees, too ….. In The United States District Court … District of South Carolina …. Charleston Division …. LMAO! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lone Ranger August 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Bald-Faced Lying
Will Folks…

Yes … but don’t expect that to happen anytime soon.
Especially not when there’s political correctness to exploit.

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Yes class—there IS another way—besides when his lips are moving—that
we KNOW Will Folks is not only high on snow but bald-faced lying

When he tells you rip down the Confederate flag for PC Joe Wilson
AND that he hates “PC exploitation”—laughed so hard we’re…crying !!!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 18, 2015 at 7:45 pm

This website led the fight to remove the flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House earlier this year (for the definitive recap of that debate, click here) – and we still believe the flag should never have been raised on government property in the first place.

But this? This is insane.

PRO TIP:
No single raindrop believes it is responsible for the flood.

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No more freedom August 18, 2015 at 7:53 pm

When the fuck are schools going to ban blacks wearing their pants below their asses?

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Charleston 2 Sink Like Rock August 19, 2015 at 7:12 am

EXCELLENT POINT! And ban all of that violent nasty rap shit black play, too! .. Oh I am so sick and tired of outright violations of Title 42 USC Section 1981 buy these sacks of shit!!

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Wilhelm von Winkelstein August 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Uniforms.

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Charleston 2 Sink Like Rock August 19, 2015 at 7:09 am

We are filing a 500 Million Dollar Lawsuit against Charleston County School District. And we are filing another 500 Million Dollar Lawsuit against each member of the school board in their INDIVIDUAL capacity. They will have to pay for their own attorneys. LMAO! LMAO!!!!!!

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Mguzman August 19, 2015 at 8:12 am

Does that also include the colors of Africa, that Gay rights flag, those disgusting saggy pants and all MLK? Can’t be having a double standard so whats fair is fair.

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Racist Retreat August 19, 2015 at 9:50 am

“We have to ban a symbol of hate? Well can we ban symbols of tolerance now?! Racists have feelings too!”

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Banning Symbols of Hate August 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

I’m sure the school would do the same regarding the Nazi flag, let’s heckle them on that too.

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