Late Saturday evening, before bedtime. I saw NBC News about Covington students disrespectful to Native American Vietnam Veteran.
I am outraged by the failure of the school staff, the parent’s failure to teach their children to respect all viewpoints and all people regardless of color. Or of the student staring down the Vietnam Veteran, Nathan Phillips.
The tenants of our country are founded on the separation of church and state. So why did Covington Catholic High School allow students to wear MAGA (Make America Great Again) hats to a rally that violates, the 1st Amendment of the Consitution of the United States!
Clearly, the Archedose of Covington feels they can dictate and support intimidation of and by high school students. Or openly send students to march against women rights concerning abortion. While the staff did not intervene to take control, while students openly smirk and belittle a Native American. I was raised Catholic, produced a documentary film about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. My film website has pictures of tribal members of Navajo Nation.
The Catholic Arcedose of Covington needs to fire the staff and administrator for allowing students behavior and wearing of MAGA hats to school. The students are a shameful embarrassment of what Catholicism is supposed to be about. I support a person’s right to their opinion and may not always agree. However, act’s of racist behavior toward Native Americans and disrespect to Vietnam Veteran is a BIG Step backward days before Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday!
Update: I understand there was a chaperone with the students? Why didn’t they intervene?