Ignorance and Hatred – Liberals Mad at Flags
Out of an open display of ignorance and hatred, radical liberals in America are going after flags that they baselessly associate with their political vendetta against conservative values. The recent incident of a boy temporarily banned from classes at a Colorado school comes as evidence of the left’s sick obsession with politicization of educational institutions.
On Tuesday (August 29), Libertas Institute’s President Connor Boyack, a conservative author – who is a conservative author and public speaker – posted a video to Twitter/X showing what happened to a child at a Colorado Springs school. 12-year-old Jaiden is seen being removed from the class by a school administrator at the Vanguard School in Colorado Springs, who explains to the boy’s mother that her son’s backpack has a Gadsden flag on it so he can’t attend classes until he removes it.
The administrator goes on to tell Jaiden’s mother that the school doesn’t allow the flag because it has its “origin in slavery and slave trade.” As Jaiden sits in the room watching the exchange between his mother, Eden Rodriguez, and the school employee, Rodriguez is heard explaining that the Gadsden flag with the slogan “Don’t Tread on Me” has nothing to do with slavery and that it was waved during the Revolutionary War. She wondered if the school administrator was confusing it with the Confederate flag, which has repeatedly been associated by the left with slavery.
Meet 12yo Jaiden who was kicked out of class yesterday in Colorado Springs for having a Gadsden flag patch, which the school claims has "origins with slavery."
The school's director said via email that the patch was "disruptive to the classroom environment."
Receipts in the 🧵 pic.twitter.com/qQ8jK1zSpR
— Connor Boyack 📚 (@cboyack) August 29, 2023
Boyack’s video went viral on social media, gathering millions of views, and started making news. An emergency meeting was called by the school’s board of directors that decided to let Jaiden attend the classes without having to remove the Gadsden flag on his backpack. Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis, a Democrat, soon chimed in defending the Gadsden flag. The Harrison School District reportedly took issues with other patches on Jaiden’s backpack, like those of guns. Colorado Public Radio reported:
In a statement to the media, Harrison School District 2 defended the action — arguing that the Gadsden flag was only part of a dispute with the family that involved other patches on the backpack.
While Jaiden was allowed to attend the classes and the issue was resolved, the incident highlighted the left’s attack on symbols of freedom and patriotism. Acclaimed Hollywood actor James Woods, a vocal conservative, tweeted to explain the meaning of Gadsden flag, apparently to point at the ignorance of liberals about American history.
“The Gadsden flag (also called Hopkins flag) was the historical flag used by Commodore Esek Hopkins, the United States’ first naval commander in chief, as his personal ensign during the American Revolution (1775–83).” pic.twitter.com/OJhAhTJ30a
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 31, 2023
Comments from conservatives took a dig at liberal educators in all things history in their schools. One Twitter/X user wrote:
“You don’t actually expect professional educators to know such fine points of history, do you, James?”
The story of the Colorado school’s incident with flag on the child’s backpack came a day after independent journalist Andy Ngo posted a video of an angry liberal woman in New York City stomping on an American flag while another hater sets fire to the flag. The woman started screaming that migrants are welcome in the country and housing rights are for all before she threw the American flag down to the ground, saying “Fuck this flag!” and stomped on it.
Aug. 27: Violent far-left activist & serial riot arrestee Jennifer Hansen (the unmasked woman) participated in an American flag burning in NYC to demand that all migrants be given tax-payer funded housing. Video by @RebsBrannon: pic.twitter.com/kwbZ7b6woA
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) August 28, 2023
In July 2020, radical leftist protesters gathered to form a crowd despite COVID-19 emergency, violating the mask and social distancing recommendations, to burn the American flag near the White House under Trump’s presidency and chanted, “America was never great.” The reaction came after President Trump’s Independence Day speech and showed the hatred of the far left toward America.
After arguments with protesters who disagreed with their action, RevCom have managed to get a larger flag burning outside the gated Lafayette Square to chants of “slavery, genocide and war—America was never great.” Within seconds, it’s reduced to ash. pic.twitter.com/r7VItDanpw
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) July 5, 2020