“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.” The Danger of American Fascism, Henry A. Wallace, 1944
For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. — Coningsby: Or The New Generation And, The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings, and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans. — Benjamin Disraeli, Speech at Aylesbury, Great Britain, September 10, 1870
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given up by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.–MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. —JAMES MADISON
Freedom? You gave that up a long time ago, quietly without complaint. The American flag is now considered to be offensive by the American Federal Government. Perhaps someday soon it will be illegal not to speak Spanish as well?
It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appealshas issued an orderdeclining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day.
“[N]o further petitions shall be permitted,” the court ordered.
The trouble dates back to Cinco de Mayo (May 5) in 2010, when officials at Live Oak High — a school with a predominant Mexican-American student body — forced the students to remove their American flag-festooned shirts. Administrators called the shirts “incendiary” and worried that fighting would break out between white and Latino students if Latino students noticed the shirts. So, assistant principal Miguel Rodriguez told the students to turn their shirts inside out or leave school. (RELATED: America 2014: Students Have No Right To wear American Flag Apparel Because Some Mexicans Might Be Offended)