Friday, 28 Mar 2014 12:23 PM
A New Jersey high school student suspended for displaying a Confederate flag on his pickup truck in the school parking lot isn't backing down and has sparked a sympathetic rebellion among fellow students.
And now the American Civil Liberties Union has waded into the controversy.
Gregory Vied, a 17-year-old student at Steinert High School in Hamilton, N.J., told News 12 New Jersey that he was suspended Tuesday after repeatedly refusing to remove the flag from his pickup truck.
"Them trying to make me take it down is unconstitutional," he told the news channel.
Vied claims the Confederate flag is simply a representation of his southern pride but school administrators insist they've received complaints from people who see it as a symbol of hate. He was slapped with a three-day suspension Tuesday.
Now, the ACLU has intervened and sent a letter to the principal of Steinert High School.
"As the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear, students' rights don't end at the school house gates," ACLU Legal Director Ed Barocas told News 12. "It also doesn't end in the school parking lot."
In response, the school cut Vied's suspension to one day, but the controversy is far from over – many of Vied's classmates and friends are now displaying Confederate flags in a showing of solidarity, though no other suspensions have been handed out.
"I just want [the principal] not to do this to anybody else," Vied said. "Because you can't just trample on somebody's First Amendment rights, or any of their rights."
If we had more of our people were like this 17-year-old kid, our race wouldn't be heading towards extinction. All too often I hear these words from White people who supposedly care about their Folk, "Well, what can I do about it?" or "There's nothing I can do about it." My personal favourite is, "I don't have the time. I work. BTW, what time is the game on?"
People there is A LOT we can do - IF we care enough to go to the trouble. But as Mr. Shakespeare said, "But aye, there's the rub." It takes EFFORT. To many people, effort means work, and work is a dirty word.
In three weeks I wonder how many so-called National Socialists will be sitting around their living rooms with beers in hand "toasting" the Fuhrer on his birthday? First let me remind you that the Fuhrer didn't drink, and although he never outlawed alcohol, he strongly disapproved of it. Secondly, I think he would rather see us out fighting for the cause rather than sitting around getting drunk on his birthday.
Yes, I know that the Third Reich made Hitler's birthday the biggest holiday of the year, but that was AFTER they won the struggle in Germany. After all that work which ended in victory they deserved it. That time is a long way off in this country.
Honour the Fuhrer by redoubling your efforts rather than drinking a few doubles. Okay, after giving out 100 or more pieces of literature I see no harm in having a beer in honour of the Fuhrer's birthday - as long as you don't get drunk. Getting drunk on the Fuhrer's birthday would be an insult to his memory. Non-drinker, remember? So have a beer if you like, but AFTER your party work is done for the day.
Also, remember that the ANP has designated April as White History Month. That starts tomorrow. Happy White History Month to all of us.