On May 5, 2010, Morgan Hill, California’s Live Oak High School Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez, lost sight of the American mission, when he sent five students home for wearing clothing displaying the American flag on Cinco de Mayo, stating the garments were “incendiary.” One-gimensional leaders ignore the main mission to pursue agendas that undermine it. Mr. Rodriguez meeds to understand that everyday in the USA is American Flag Day!
As an American, I welcome to this nation anyone who wants to participate in the value system that has made us a healthy, stable and prosperous society. That value system is rooted in the Bible’s Ten Commandments, and “Turn the other cheek.” Love your neighbor as you love yourself, and “Do not others as you want others to do unto you.”
The school superintendent intervened and said. “No one will be punished for wearing patriotic clothing.” A federal judge, however, just ruled the students violated the Mexican students constitutional rights. People who advocate celebrating alternative heritages by denigrating America’s needlessly are setting up two-dimensional “us vs. them” dynamics. American values enable one to exercise free speech to support almost any cause, but only shall be able to do so as long as our Constitutional values remain the main thing. Manipulating diversity issues to bash the symbols of America’s values only serve one-dimensional, “It's all about me” agendas, and not the mission of America as “We the people, one nation under God.”