When you read the details of this case, it quickly becomes clear that the school is bending over backwards to protect and even promote a far left agenda. They were basically forcing conservative, patriotic students to “respect” the idea of protesting the American flag and veterans. Don’t both groups have free speech rights under the Constitution?
The Daily Caller reported:
High School Gets Sued After Students Dishonor War Vets
Attorneys for Minnesota’s Young Conservatives Club (YCC) filed a lawsuit Thursday against a high school, saying the school violated students’ rights to free expression by requiring students to respect peers who chose to dishonor the American flag.
The students filed the lawsuit against Edina High School, the principal and the school district. The lawsuit — “Edina High School Young Conservative Club et al v. Edina School District et al” — charges the school with violating students’ rights to freedom of speech, association and equal access. The suit alleges the school is trying to put a flag code above the First Amendment.
“The U.S. Flag Code preempts Edina High School’s requirement that students respect flag protesters—whatever that means,” YCC lawyer Erick Kaardal said in a press release. “This is a clear case of discrimination against students with conservative beliefs by a school whose policies have been documented as promoting an extreme ideological agenda.”
“Edina High School has essentially declared itself to be ‘big brother’ – to ensure that students ‘think correctly’ about the U.S. flag, political and social issues,” Kaardal added.
The lawsuit arises after a myriad of students refused to stand for the national anthem and “Taps” to honor fallen soldiers on Veterans Day.
Our entire education system needs to be overhauled. The far left has way too much influence and control.