UPDATE: Top constitutional scholar says school on shaky legal ground in sending home students for wearing American flag clothing
A quintet of students' star-spangled sartorial sense
got them the heave-ho from their High School yesterday. School administrators at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill
, down the road from San Jose, perceived the clothing as being a provocation on Cinco De Mayo, a day when plenty of Mexican-American students came outfitted in red, white, and green.
Sure enough, a KTVU live report from the school this morning featured a man dressed as Uncle Sam and ululating to the heavens that "Patriotism is not a crime" -- making tiny Morgan Hill perhaps the latest front in the War Against Christmas
. Whoops, sorry, that was last year's big scare.
In any event, the potent combination of American patriotism, flag-waving
Mexicans, righteous teenagers, veiled agendas, and a 24-hour news cycle
will ensure many cameras will be pointed at little Morgan Hill, launching many a screed.
Best of all, everyone is literally wrapped in the flag.