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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 20:48:24 -0400
Newburg state: Pa. zip: 17240
Comment: Hello. My family and I live in a
small town in south-central Pa. I have just been informed by my
daughter Brittany, who is a 16 year old junior at Shippensburg
Area Senior High School, that if she drives her car to school
and parks it in the school parking lot and it has any type of
confederate flag insignia on it, that she will be fined for the
first offense and suspension of driving privileges for the
second offense. I find this absolutely ridiculous! Apparently
our school officials have not been properly educated on the true
meaning of the confederate flag. My father was born in
Fayetteville, N.C. and proudly flies the confederate flag in his
front yard directly underneath Old Glory. If there is any
information you might be able to give on issues such as this to
take to the next school board meeting, I would appreciate it.
Thanks for your time.
2. I will forward your email to Kirk Lyons at
the Southern Legal Resource Center. This group will provide
legal assistance and advice at no cost to you. Please send a
follow up email to Kirk Lyons at:
http://www.slrc-csa.org/ This group specializes in
helping students who have been denied heir freedom of expression
especially when it involves their Southern heritage.
3. I will forward your email (without your
contact information) but complete with your school
administrators contact information to two email newsletter
groups. The readers of these newsletter groups will write
letters and take individual actions as they see fit to support
your right to wear symbols of your Southern heritage.
Look on the bottom left for the nearest ACLU
office near you and contact them about your problem
6. It can be done. Following is a recent
email and some links that show
it can be done:
Comment: I am an attorney and also own Bonnie
Blue Ltd, purveyor of
Southern-oriented stationery and other goods. Thank you for
providing an effective and efficient way to access defense tools
for those under attack for wearing the Flag, etc. My daughter
faced a heritage challenge at her school in Florida, and won.
She wrote a letter to the editor of the paper, as well. I have
long believed it is necessary to fight the heritage battle on
the principles of Freedom of First Amendment rights; otherwise,
we just keep trying to change the minds and rhetoric of those
who are entrenched in the "South = Slavery" propaganda. We
can't change them and they darn sure ain't gonna change us!
Fighting as a First Amendment issue takes all that useless
verbiage out of the picture.
Please stay in touch and let us here at Dixie
Outfitters know how the fight to protect your Constitutional
rights is going. Thanks for your email, your support of Dixie
Outfitters and your willingness to fight for your FIRST
AMENDMENT RIGHTS and your SOUTHERN HERITAGE.
Owner, Dixie Outfitters