Quoting christian; ♥ +2:" In no instance is it ever acceptable to stomp on a flag. The laws for bearing a flag are there for a ... [snip!] ... do deploy it's all for the cloth flag that seems so insignificant to others. But to some of us it's a reason to keep fighting."
You deploy for a cloth flag? really? It seems insignificant to me because it's a flag
. It isn't the people
. If people who love that flag so much showed half the respect for even just American
human life that they do for the flag, then I suppose we could find some answers to some significant problems. I can't fathom worrying about whether a flag touches the floor while there are children who are hungry, people who are literally homeless & have no shelter, people who are ill & have no care, etc.
Don't get me wrong, I get it. My mom has all these hokey rules about the bible & how it is to be venerated in her house & it must be kissed if it gets knocked onto the floor & you can't set it on the floor & read it. It's all the same hocus pocus to me. I don't venerate ANY object, no matter what it represents.
I respect things like freedom, life, humanity, etc. I don't give respect to objects. I can respect what the object represents, not ever the object itself
. For certain, raising a flag (or lowering) can be very emotive & meaningful, that doesn't equate into the flag having some special powers or requiring it to be venerated unto itself.
Anyway - to the OP - no I obviously don't think he should be fired & find it ridiculous. At most, if the school board doesn't like it they should tell him not to do it next year as it caused too much of a headache with parents & find a different way to teach that same lesson that has less controversy.