Conservatives across the country are infuriated by the recent incident at The Vanguard School in Colorado Springs, where Jaiden Rodriguez, a seventh-grade student, was told by the administration that he must remove the Gadsden flag patch on his backpack, as it was associated with slavery and therefore racist.
Obviously, the situation is outrageous, as the Gadsden flag is tied to the Revolutionary War and British tyranny and not slavery in any capacity. It also exemplifies the ever-expanding definition of racism as well as the censorship and virtue-signaling that’s unfortunately come to define the country.
However, Glenn Beck sees the silver lining.
For starters, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an organization Glenn has always been at odds with, ruled that “it's not a racist symbol,” and “even the governor of Colorado — a Democrat — said the Gadsden flag is a proud symbol of American Revolution and an iconic warning to Britain or any government not to violate the Liberties of Americans,” he says.
But what Glenn finds most encouraging is how Jaiden Rodriguez has handled this difficult situation.
“I love this kid,” says Glenn. “He knows what he’s talking about.”
“He’s back in school with the flag on his backpack today,” Glenn says, which is largely the result of Jaiden and his mother refusing to be bullied into submission.
Perhaps this situation hints that people have had enough of leftist policies and are finally taking a stand.
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