View Full Version : Kentucky school board allows Confederate symbols

06-09-2004, 06:32 PM
Boyle County, Kentucky's school board has a new dress code for school students that allows them to wear Confederate Flags and other Confederate emblems on their shirts/clothes while they attend classes. In April, the school system repealed its ban on clothing that bore images of the Confederate flag after the Sons of Confederate Veterans told the school board that the previous code violated students' constitutional rights. The Sons of Confederate Veterans said a precedent was set by a case that originated in a Madison County school in 1997. Two high school students filed a First Amendment lawsuit after they were suspended for wearing T-shirts with an image of the Confederate flag. The lawsuit was settled in September after going as far as the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled students' free speech rights don't end at the schoolhouse door, and this is an affirmation of that action. Congratulations to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and all of the children that will now be able to display their heritage and pride without fear of persecution.

06-09-2004, 07:30 PM
You can bet your butt the ACLU will be on this one and quick...they wont allow a City to keep a cross on their crest and its a symbol of heritage these kids wont be wearing those confederate flag stuff for very long!

06-11-2004, 05:50 AM
that's right, but they will sure protect someones right to waer a shirt that says "christians suck!"

they are the most UN Christian organization on this planet!