After high school students began chanting “USA” during sporting events, parents received a letter warning the teens to stop saying the “intolerant and offensive” phrase. However, as soon as they read the note, the patriotic students responded in a way that would not only make our Forefathers proud but had school officials instantly backtracking.
With Americans returning to their conservative roots, the progressive liberal minority is desperately clinging to the last attempts at implementing politically correctness. In their final throes, these anti-fascist fascists attack whatever symbol of U.S. heritage catches their attention in a bid to divide Americans based on race, religion, or political affiliation. Of course, the education system is always a favorite breeding ground for the left as young minds are typically easily indoctrinated with their logical fallacies. Unfortunately, even the impressionable millennials are showcasing signs of abandoning the left’s autocratic ideals for more autonomous ones.
When students joined together to chant “USA” at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, California, school officials didn’t see it as a uniting display of patriotism but an “intolerant and offensive” attack on those who might despise our nation and its values. Although there had never been any complaint about the chant, the California school immediately went into politically-correct mode, cracking down on the teens for simply uttering their country’s name, according to WJZ. While the school district was counting on the chance that students wouldn’t know their rights, the patriotic teens quickly surprised them with their response.
CBS 13 reports that school officials were forced to backtrack their initial warning after students and parents joined together to contest the decision, prompting staff to announce that there’s no ban on chanting “USA” at school events. Students voiced their opposition to the district, reiterating their First Amendment right to free speech and reminding officials that if they attempt to stifle their constitutional liberties, they’ll take appropriate measures. Additionally, students promised school officials that there will likely be even more chanting at this Friday’s football game, clarifying that the theme is “USA pride.”
“I wasn’t angry, but I was definitely like, ‘Why can’t we chant USA?’” said senior Ryan Bernal, “To say USA, you know, we’re all the same. We’re all American. It doesn’t matter what your skin tone is or where you’re from.”
Mother Natalie Woodbury said, “I want to chant USA because I want us to pull together and help, not because I want anybody to feel left out or not a part of our country. ”
“I’m glad that they will still allow our students to cheer for our country,” said Mother Cody Santero. “We’re all one. We all stand as one together,” she said.
The school’s principal refused to be interviewed face-to-face but commented over the phone that while the school can’t officially ban the chant, she still hopes that students will choose not to say it. “We can communicate an unintended message,” she said without explaining which message that would be. She suggested that students should only express such patriotism following the National Anthem or Pledge of Allegiance.
Folsom Cordova Unified Communications Director Daniel Thigpen supported the school’s request, insinuating that chanting “USA” is patriotic but not kind. Thigpen explained that he hopes for students “to practice empathy, to practice kindness and to practice patriotism. You can do both.”
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) San-Joaquin Section Commission Mike Garrison, who oversees high school athletics, also expressed concern for the minority’s feelings, arguing that “there’s a time and a place to yell that and cheer that.”
Liberalism has plagued our nation to the point where it’s actually considered offensive and inappropriate to express a love for our country. The absurd notion that having pride in the land in which we reside is spawned from leftist propaganda that suggests that this is somehow discriminatory. Of course, when those who despise the U.S. express their opinions, they are praised instead of chastised for harboring biased views that exclude the majority.
This indoctrination is rampant on school campuses because liberal authorities are teaching this mentality to our children. However, the tides are turning as conservative students raise their voices to demand equal rights and not exclusive privileges and protection for minority special interest groups. Fortunately, these students give hope for the millennial generation that our nation’s values and exceptional freedoms will not be lost.