Saturday, May 8, 2010


On Wednesday, a Mexican flag meant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo went missing from Klein Collins High School in Spring. Administrators later learned a student tore it down and threw it in the trash . . . sophomore Nick Morris went on a local conservative talk radio show to complain he had been suspended.

This kid is GREAT - he cut down the Mexican flag 'cause it was hanging higher than any American flag inside his High School - and then HE TOSSED IT IN THE GARBAGE ! ! ! His school suspended him for 3 days (if he had tossed out an American flag they probably would've renamed the school after him).

United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1 pertains to the Flag of the United States; Title 18, Chapter 33, Section 700 regards criminal penalties for flag desecration; Title 36, Chapter 3 pertains to patriotic customs and observances. These laws are supplemented by Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations:

"No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America . . ."

Here is the winner for best comment:

“Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, and is a symbol of Mexican pride, unity and patriotism.”

So the Mexicans beat the French. But everyone beats the French. I mean, like I could beat the French if they attacked me. I mean, if that is your most major holiday…
(Okay, so the French helped us win the revolutionary war against the British… I think we paid them back enough in WWI and II.

Regardless, the Mexican flag should never be allowed to fly in our schools. And what pride could the Mexicans have nowadays anyway? Their nation is impoverished, it’s on lockdown and it’s citizens are fleeing to the USA. Sounds like a real source of pride to me.

(Quote from a website sent in by a reader - can't find the original link - work with me here, people? - S.L.)

On February 24, 1836, during Santa Anna’s siege of the Alamo, Travis wrote a letter addressed to the people of Texas and all Americans in the World:

Fellow Citizens and Compatriots;

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then,I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country.

Victory or Death,

William Barret Travis
Lt. Col. Comdt.

P.S. The Lord is on our side. When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn. We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves (sic). - Travis

Let's keep an eye out for this young man - true patriotism is a rare thing these days; I predict great things for this Nick Morris.

- Sean Linnane


  1. I tried to call the school and their superintendent all yesterday but their phone lines were busy...imagine that!

  2. I will be reposting on this with a linkback. This is not the United States of Mexico. Mexico has their own country which we respect, so Mexicans should respect America also. Instead Mexicans want to do a hostile takeover and feel they are entitled to everything free. Nick Morris deserves a medal for standing up for America and being patriotic.

  3. This is just as screwy as the kids in CA, Gilroy I think, getting sent home for wearing t-shirts, shoes, pants, belts whatever with American flags on them.

    Seems some Hispanic students got their feelings hurt about it. Awww.

    Last time I looked, the date was MAY THE FIFTH, right?

  4. I am a senior at Klein Collins and I just wanted to clarify that the Mexican flag was not "prominently" displayed over the American flag. As you may have seen from the picture, the flag hung from the second floor and there was no American flag around it. On the first floor below, there was an American and Texas flag that hung outside the library, and that is how the argument was made that it was higher then the American flag. For the record, there is an American flag in every room on the second floor, which voids the argument that "it was higher than any other American flag in his school." I do not believe anyone was offended by the flag except for the person who took it down. It was simply a flag put up for one day in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and should not have blown up into such a big ordeal. His suspension was for throwing away someone else's property, not for "standing up for the American flag".

  5. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day; it is not even a holiday in Mexico.

    The real Mexican National Independence Day is September 16, commemorating the country's break with Spain in 1821. Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated in Mexico, they don't even get the day off.

    The date was part of an advertising campaign, promoted by Grupo Modelo, makers of Corona Beer, to sell beer.

    Somebody tell all the Tex-Mex and all the Chicanos; tell all the HR Departments in all the American companies AND government offices: the cultural events, all those Mexican flags hung with reverence, the burritos and fajitas served in the cafeteria; it's all for an artificial event manufactured by American advertising execs.

    I bet you didn't know that, did you?

  6. These isn't true patriotism. Treating another countries flag like trash is wrong, regardless. And sure, it was higher than some american flags considering they're EVERYWHERE - but the main flag flies outside, and was definitely higher than any flag hung in the school - Its important to remember that.

  7. Hmm ... I wonder what would have happened had the situation been reversed. If one or several students in a high school down in Mexico had draped an American flag that way on the Mexican Independence Day.

    I am certain that the kids with the audacity to drape the Stars & Stripes would be slammed into jail - guilty until proven innocent, isn't that the way their legal system works? And the one that tore it down would be praised for his patriotism.

    Funny how much freedom we have in this country; too bad it's being polluted by Political Correctness.

    BTW Navarr, you might want to get spill chuck installed on your computer.

  8. @Charles: My bad, some typos and grammatical errors. Such as your "spill chuck."

    Also, its important to note a couple things. What you're describing in Mexico would be the American Flag flown on Mexican Independence Day. That would be the same here as flying the Mexican Flag on July 4th. It would be looked down upon, but should still be respected.

    What happened here was a Mexican flag was flown on a day where Mexican-Americans and other Americans celebrate Mexican heritage.

    And if you really want to go along with the flawed logic of how Mexico's legal system works; isn't the way ours works - giving us so many freedoms, the reason our country is that much better?

  9. What happened at Klein Collins High School in Spring, Texas goes beyond simply flag etiquette. There are dangerous sentiments growing amongst a significant portion of the Mexican populations living in America - legal AND illegal - that will lead to the Balkanization of the United States. We all know what happened in the Balkans.

    This is the United States of America. You don't like it here - pack your sh*t and move out.

    Having said that, anywhere and everywhere I see a Mexican flag displayed in my country with a nationalistic sentiment that I perceive is against the best interests of my country - well, I hope I have the strength of character of this young man Nick Morris, to tear it down and throw it in the nearest dumpster.

    This is not racism, this is patriotism; more to follow in today's post.

  10. Spot on, Sean. Race or ethnicity or gender or anything else is not the issue. Unfortunately lately we have heard "racist" used in response to many who speak out against the current Party Line. It's a smoke screen.

    Let's get something straight here: Obama is the POTUS, who happens to be Black, not a Black guy who is the President. If the POTUS was fat or female or Irish or old or young or etc the priority would be POTUS first, then oh, yeah, female, or old, so forth. We salute the chair, not the person.

    This thing with the flag happened to involve Mexicans. Had it been the British flag, or Polish, or Chinese or any other nation it would have expressed the same disrespect for our country, and would elicit the same disapproval as in this case.

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