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.
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.