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May 12, 2010
Wow! Another teacher has a problem with a kid and an American flag
Once again, an innocent American kid has been reprimanded for exhibiting an American flag. Todd Starnes at Fox News Radio reports:
Tracy Hathaway, of Salinas, CA, told FOX News Radio her 13-year-old daughter was ordered to stop drawing the American flag by an art teacher at Gavilan View Middle School.
"She had drawn the flag and was sketching the letters, ‘God bless America,' when the teacher confronted her," Hathaway told FOX. "She said, ‘You can't draw that - that's offensive.'
The teacher did have to sit through a mostly one-way conference with the parents of Miss Hathaway, but to the discredit of Gavilan Middle School she has not been reprimanded or made to apologize.
Sadly, this type of incident has become rather run-of-the-mill. However, this time there is a twist: another kid in the same art class was lavished with praise for drawing a picture of Barack Obama. On the surface this might seem contradictory, since one would generally assume that if America's flag is offensive then so is its elected president. The only explanation is that in this teacher's assessment America and Obama are antithetical.
Our flag is a symbol of the principles on which America was founded; upon looking at it, one may reflexively recall the phrase "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"; it is a symbol of freedom, individual rights, self-sufficiency, capitalism and prosperity. Obama wants to dismantle and remake America. His sycophants, including this Gavilan Middle School teacher, know it.