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American Flag versus Mexican Flag at a Calif. High School.
Some of you might not be aware of what is going on in California. This e-mail I got from a friend is just one example of what's brewing. There's trouble in the streets this summer, My Friends.
It's time to take names and kick ass.
Let's all write the California school system and complain, I know I am.
This is one e-mail that you would hope wasn't true, but the pictures seem to tell it all. Very sad!!!
You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front page of the
FLAGS FLYING AT MONTEBELLO HIGH SCHOOL SAYS IT ALL....
THE USA IS IN DISTRESS AND MEXICO HAS TAKEN OVER!
THE AMERICAN FLAG COMES IN SECOND!
[Collected via e-mail, March 2007]
You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front page of the NY Times or on the lead story of the major news networks. The protestors put up the Mexican flag over the American flag flying upside down at Montebello High School in California.
I predict this stunt will be the nail in the coffin of any guest-worker/amnesty plan on the table in Washington. The image of the American flag subsumed to another and turned upside down on American soil is already spreading on Internet forums and via e-mail.
Pass this along to every American citizen in your address books and to every representative in the state and federal government. If you choose to remain uninvolved, do not be amazed when you no longer have a nation to call your own nor anything you have worked for left since it will be "redistributed" to the activists while you are so peacefully staying out of the "fray". Check history, it is full of nations/empires that disappeared when its citizens no longer held their core beliefs and values. One person CAN make a difference. One plus one plus one plus one plus one plus
The battle for our secure borders and immigration laws that actually mean something, however, hasn't even begun.
If this ticks YOU off...PASS IT ON!
Origins: The above-displayed image of a Mexican national flag flown above an upside-down U.S. flag was taken on
By the time they reached Montebello High, the campus was on lockdown, district officials said.
That's when the protesters took to the flagpole, added the Mexican flag and turned the U.S. flag upside down. The school's California flag was stolen in the process, [Assistant Superintendent Robert] Henke said.
MUSD staff has done a wonderful job in keeping our students safe and secure. However, on Monday,
Though there have been a few isolated incidences of walkouts on Monday (3/27/06) and Tuesday (3/28/06) of this week, the majority of our students have remained in class, where activities and dialogue have been facilitated by teachers in an effort to teach students positive methods of expressing their viewpoints.
I told the Principal I am a California native and I was appalled at their behavior. He agreed. I said this kind of nonsense is EXACTLY why people do not want to hand them their demands (none of the Italian or Irish or any other immigrants had amnesty EVER in this country). I also told him I would send this to EVERYONE I know and he wholeheartedly thanked me. He said an explanation to this email should have been attached, but somehow it is not here.
I also called El Rancho High School. An administrator (who asked to not be named) said he grew up in Pico Rivera (the location of the High School). Whittier High was also involved, in the town next to where I grew up. He claimed that some Montebello students were there. However, the
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, IN MONTEBELLO STUDENTS' HONOR.
El Rancho Unified School District officials said the unnamed student was punished for being involved in the flag incident, which took place Monday at Montebello High School, about four miles east of
[El Rancho Unified School District Superintendent Norbert] Genis said the boy is expected to send a letter of apology to Montebello school officials.
The punishment was consistent with the California Education Code, officials said. They did not give further details because of legal and privacy issues.
Garcia, Tracy. "Teen Busted for Flag Flipping." Whittier Daily News. 31 March 2006. Garcia, Tracy. "Flag Flap Comes to Close." Whittier Daily News. 4 April 2006. Wight, Pam. "Principal Won't Lose Job Over Flag-Flipping." Whittier Daily News. 7 April 2006.