According to FOX News, two Long Island, New York high school
students have been suspended from school for displaying a Confederate flag to a
school sporting event.
Brother Gary Cregan, the principal at St. Anthony’s High School
in South Huntington, told WCBS-TV the boys walked into the after-hours sporting
event with the flag draped around their shoulders.
But what about free speech? Isn’t it the rights of these two
men, as well as every other American, to express themselves however they
If the Confederate flag is considered so racist, and should not
be banned from being displayed in public, then how about banning the Nation of
Islam flag, as well as the Black Panther flag?
Back in the 1900’s when the Confederate flag proudly flew
throughout the southern United States, it wasn’t displayed to call attention
the slavery of blacks that was occurring, but to represent those southern
There is a very big difference here between the Confederate flag
and those flags from the Black Panther Party, Nation of Islam, and the KKK, which
all convey outright hatred.