Who's Offended by the American Flag in Denair, Calif.?

| by Illinois Family Institute

To whom do we pledge our allegiance?

Anything American and anything Christ-centered seems to be "unconstitutional" these days. The litmus test that appears to be in use in determining if something is constitutional or not, is "if someone may become offended by another's actions." How flaky is that for a litmus test - when we can each vouch for our own emotions randomly ranging from high to low at any given moment.

Does the other side of this argument ever see that they are offending those who just so happen to love this country and those who believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior? Honestly, do they ever consider anyone's feelings beyond their own? Or, does what really matter to them is that their feelings are never imposed upon?

The latest actions taken by the Denair Unified School District in Denair, California, to drop their ban on the American flag would be a triumph for American freedom. However, my joy is somewhat overshadowed by just how far we've allowed this anti-American, anti-Christian, and progressive-thinking foolishness to go.

What would embolden a school administrator to confront a middle school-aged child to demand that he no longer display his American flag on his bike while his bike is on school property?i,ii The reason for the administrator's brazen behavior is simply because others had complained about the American flag. Others were offended by its presence.

So, the logic flows like this: while in America, an American child, in honor of men like his American grandfather who is a veteran, cannot ride his bike displaying an American flag, on the property of a school funded by American tax dollars, simply because SOMEONE was offended. Should we all, right here and now, abdicate our rights because of some random person's emotional state - whether that state is rational or not? By the way, which superior person among them will decide what offense is rational or not? Can anyone say "communist-style living"? The next time you're at the grocery store and someone should dare say your taste in style is offensive to them....well...who knows what might happen next.

This story of what's happening on American soil is absolutely ridiculous. Though, we shouldn't be too surprised when the leader of our own country is constantly apologizing for us being Americans.iii, iv, v

I'm sure, the administrators of the Denair school district thought they were being really "smart" in their actions. I'm sure they congratulated themselves on doing a really "progressive" thing. Yet, in their pursuit of progress they regressed. A house divided, cannot stand. America is the house and we are a seriously divided country. Not like in the days of old, but our division strikes at the core of who we are: our Freedom, our Sovereignty, and the representation not domination by our elected officials.

The overturning of this silly ban highlights just how ridiculous the actions of the school district and others like them really are. If we would each commit to becoming aware of our unalienable Rights endowed by our Creator, the same rights protected by our Constitution, then when "intelligent" people like this ban attack our Rights, we will not cower down. Instead, we will stand bold and educated.

As a side note, I can't help but wonder how these "American-hating", "do whatever feel good" people would fair if they were planted in the middle of Afghanistan. I bet they would find a new appreciation for America - the BEST country on earth.

Say it with me...
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."vi