The Tea Party vs. Roger Ebert - In The News on The Stir by CafeMom It seems they've (Tea Party) worked themselves into a tizzy over Roger Ebert's comments on Twitter in response to the case in California where five kids were sent home early from school for wearing American flag garb on Cinco de Mayo. Students Threatened with Suspension for Wearing Old Glory Tees | GlobalShift The students opted to display their nationalistic pride on May 5, also known as Cinco de Mayo. On May 6, over 200 Latino teens, the majority students at Live Oak, staged a peaceful protest in Morgan Hill in response to the controversy. Marching downtown and chanting, “We want respect!” and “Si se puede!” the students expressed their feelings that the boys had intentionally worn American colors to disrespect the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. And the controversy has turned sinister. After a news report mistakenly identified the school as Live Oak in Sutter County, an anonymous caller threatened to set off a bomb or shoot at the school. However, there may be other issues coming into play. According to the Morgan Hill Times, the students wearing the American flag t-shirts were doing more than demonstrating their patriotism. A parent of two students attending Live Oak, Teresa Casillas, reported that the five students were yelling “We live in America!” during the brunch break, upsetting her children and other Latino students. ***************** What they did was rude, but that's the price we gladly pay for "Free Speech". I can't see any other way to look at it.