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CS Monitor: Free speech: Can school fire ‘redneck’ over Confederate flag on his truck?

 
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CS Monitor: Free speech: Can school fire ‘redneck’ over Confederate flag on his truck?
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An Oregon school bus driver who refers to himself as a 'backyard redneck' was fired for refusing to remove the Confederate flag from his truck. A federal magistrate upheld his free speech lawsuit.

By Warren Richey, Staff writer / August 2, 2012

An Oregon school bus driver has won the first round of a free speech lawsuit claiming his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired for refusing to remove a Confederate flag from the back of his pickup truck.

Kenneth Webber had worked as a K-12 bus driver for nearly six years in Oregon’s Jackson County School District 4. But he lost his job after he repeatedly refused a supervisor’s order to remove the three-by-five-foot flag – emblazoned with the work “Redneck” – from his truck while it was parked on school district property.

Mr. Webber filed a lawsuit in federal court charging that his former employer, his former supervisor, and the school superintendent violated his free speech right to express controversial or offensive ideas without facing censorship or punishment from the government.

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Re: CS Monitor: Free speech: Can school fire ‘redneck’ over Confederate flag on his truck?
1.) So why's the ol' Redneck Insignia being displayed in a school bus, and not the man's personal car?

2.) The south ain't gonna rise again, ever. You can thank the meth and inbreeding for that.
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Re: CS Monitor: Free speech: Can school fire ‘redneck’ over Confederate flag on his truck?
Well shit, I didn't mean to kill the thread.

My bad, thought he was hanging the flag in his bus. If he's hanging the flag in his own personal truck, then yeah, that's within his free speech rights.

The school board is wrong for attacking him over it. Unless he's parking his confederate-flag truck on school property, in which case by rights they can ask him to park it elsewhere. That is all.

I still think said driver is probably an inbred bigoted jackass. But he's still within his rights.

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Re: CS Monitor: Free speech: Can school fire ‘redneck’ over Confederate flag on his truck?
Displaying the confederate flag is fine, displaying it on school property is something else. The school has a right not to associate itself with the confederate flag on school property. It's their fucking property, and I'd rather they enforce political neutrality and let their students decide. When you display a symbol like that, on school property, it becomes propaganda.

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