Hysteria has consumed America since one crazed gunman who frequently posed with Confederate flag memorabilia, killed 9 innocent people in a South Carolina church.
Naturally, our modern media decided that the gunman wasn’t responsible for his actions, it was the flag that caused him to pull the trigger over and over again.
The Confederate flag has thus been pulled down from every conceivable location since, and if you dare speak out about it you’ll be punished.
One teacher in Nevada had her Facebook page removed after she spoke out about the flag flap. A cop in South Carolina was fired not for being dumb enough to post pictures of himself in his boxers, but because those boxers resembled the Confederate flag.
While those incidents are debatable, it’s good to see at least one well-deserved firing over a flag controversy – just not the one you’d expect.
Via EAG News:
A teacher (Jordan Parmenter) who allegedly stomped on the American flag during a high school lesson on free speech has been fired.
The Martinsville School District board has unanimously voted 6-0 to fire English teacher Jordan Parmenter, WGLT reports.
The teacher incensed students after he stepped on the flag during a May lesson on free speech at Martinsville Junior-Senior High School.
According to a student in the class, Parmenter was using a small American flag as a pointer for a chart and when the student said it was “disrespectful,” the teacher “said he then made what he says was the rash decision of dropping the flag to the floor and stepping on it to illustrate an example of free speech as part of the lesson that day,” according to the Journal Gazette.
As Navy veteran, Clifford Clouser explains, “There’s just so much history in that flag – some good, some bad – but it’s still our flag.”
Good to see the American flag still matters to some people.
Comment: Should people be punished for disrespecting the American flag?