Monday, April 4, 2011

Oregon Bus Driver Files Suit Over His Confederate Flag Flying Firing

From the Match 17th Argus-Observer.

This story has gotten a lot of coverage in the press. It shouldn't have even happened, but those groups that don't like the flag keep up the pressure and wishy-washy pcs just go along with them.

Ken Webber was fired because he refused to remove a Confederate flag from his truck in the Phoenix-Talent Oregon School District bus parking lot.

Mr. Webber has filed a federal lawsuit to get his job back claiming that his First Amendment right to free speech and 14th Amendment that guarantees him equal protection under the law had both been violated.

He wants reinstatement, back pay and attorney fees. He was fired because flying the Confederate flag violated the district's policy banning symbols that could be offensive to minorities.

Last November, the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the right of a Tennessee school district to suspend a student for wearing a t-shirt and belt buckle with a Confederate flag on it.

I don't know about others, but I am sure getting tired of having my heritage attacked by minorities, but hey, aren't we in the South a minority now. Perhaps we should start finding the term African-American, "N" word (which one group can say but another can't) and offensive lyrics and language in rap and hip-hop songs offensive and demand suspensions and firings whenever they're heard.

This would also include using these rap "icons" to pitch products like the new pop one with that Snoop-Dog.

Congratulations Mr. Webber and Good Luck. --Old B-R'er

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