- - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., banned students wearing clothing depicting the American flag on a foreign holiday, Cinco de Mayo, because such clothing might offend some Latino students (“Protesters wave American flags outside school that banned them on Cinco de Mayo,” Web, May 5).

In the name of equality, this school policy toward our flag should be extended to other foreign holidays. For example, the school should disallow the wearing of any American flag apparel on Nov. 28, Albanian Independence Day. On St. Patrick’s Day, the faculty should only allow Irish flags to fly — because there may be some sensitive Irish students who find our flag offensive.

The one day that the Stars and Stripes should never be seen at this school should be May Day. Any display of patriotism on May 1 would be most upsetting to the apparently anti-American, Marxist faculty and school board.

America was once a “melting pot.” No longer. I would like to see public schools, funded by taxpayers, rediscover the meaning of the words in our Pledge of Allegiance and celebrate daily American history as symbolized by Old Glory.

When the day arrives that Mexico celebrates July 4, I will celebrate May 5.

ED NICHOLS

Montgomery Village, Md.