Terry Burgess
Terry Burgess

To fine ANYONE for showing pride in their native American heritage is a crime and also a gross insult to the US Constitution!! The school board should publicly apologize to this lovely girl, immediately remove any fine, and hang their heads in abject shame!!! They seem to forget to whom America belonged before the voracious and greedy rape of the land by outsiders!!!

Kiran Machiraju
Kiran Machiraju
  • Terry Burgess

Well said, Sir

Johnny O. Limon
Johnny O. Limon
  • Terry Burgess

YES! Period.

Matthew Sherwood
Matthew Sherwood
  • Terry Burgess

Well said Terry,... I will second that!

Billy Angus
Billy Angus

The entire school board/administrators should be recalled/fired from their positions!!!

Lee Babbitt Jr
Lee Babbitt Jr
  • Billy Angus

I agree With Billy Wolf

Linda Smigelski
Linda Smigelski
  • Billy Angus

Agree with you Billy.

Robert Flor
Robert Flor
  • Billy Angus

Agree Billy Wolf

TwoEagles Solar
TwoEagles Solar

This is all Obamas doing he is antagonizing the Natives.Now it wasn't bad enough to say the native children have to have Obama-care because they donot hold trible ID cards .He doesn't care that they are full blood Pocumtuc or Cherokee he just wants to create havic within the American Indian Community . Great way to lose the ones who voted for the son-of-a-bitch

Cynthia L. Treadwell
Cynthia L. Treadwell
  • TwoEagles Solar

I agree with you.

Charlotte Hyndman
Charlotte Hyndman
  • TwoEagles Solar

I'M WITH YOU TWO EAGLES. I'M CHEROKEE AND IRISH AND PROUD OF IT. THESE DAMN SCHOOLS HAVE GONE CRAZY THESE DAYS.

Sandy Odom
Sandy Odom
  • TwoEagles Solar

Im with u all too im apache italian and im very proud of my heritage i wouldnt pay the fine i would turn around and sue there !@# and yes Obama is destroying our country and one thing we hold dear our freedom......

Jordan Hal Mosman
Jordan Hal Mosman
  • TwoEagles Solar

The thing about this being Obamas fault is nonsense. You think Romney would have treated you better? Look at the whole

Kiran Machiraju
Kiran Machiraju
  • TwoEagles Solar

People have to have ID cards to live!? Who is Obama to decide it?

Linda Smigelski
Linda Smigelski

Where is the freedom of expression in America??? This was very wrong and the school should say they are sorry.

Lawrence Leeds
Lawrence Leeds
  • Linda Smigelski

I bet if she was a Muslim and wore a Berka nothing would of been said.

Wendy Paxton
Wendy Paxton
  • Linda Smigelski

Oh I think it might have been

Phil Brand
Phil Brand

What the hell is wrong with the world? This is so stupid it is almost beyond belief. After all, they are the true indigenous population of that country, she is courteous enough to remember and celebrate that, how could that possibly offend anyone?

Cynthia Hill
Cynthia Hill

At LaFayette High School, in LaFayette NY, our Native Students can wear their native traditional outfits for the graduating ceremony. I believe there was opposition at first! no one was ever fined to my knowledge? laFayette HS is not a native school!

Jo Unrau
Jo Unrau

What is wrong with Americans!! It seems most of them are crazy. Shooting everything that moves, being ridiculous over a feather, and when they aren't killing everything else on the planet they're murdering each other. I'm so grateful I'm not American.

Linda Smigelski
Linda Smigelski
  • Jo Unrau

I am with you Jo and I am an American....we are so violent a nation yet we cringe at a baby breastfeeding - and supposedly are a free country yet we cringe if we see somebody naked on a beach - I lived in the south of Italy and have travelled in Yugoslavia when the war was going on - those people were killing each other - the people from Bosnia and Serbia - yet supposedly they had reasons - not a right reason(s) - but here we have so many mentals who kill for the sake of killing - animals...

I am with you Jo and I am an American....we are so violent a nation yet we cringe at a baby breastfeeding - and supposedly are a free country yet we cringe if we see somebody naked on a beach - I lived in the south of Italy and have travelled in Yugoslavia when the war was going on - those people were killing each other - the people from Bosnia and Serbia - yet supposedly they had reasons - not a right reason(s) - but here we have so many mentals who kill for the sake of killing - animals and people....American thinks only this country is the best but no place is the best....everyplace has their good and bad.

Andrew Bonifazi
Andrew Bonifazi
  • Jo Unrau

Idiocy is universal. However, as a hunter, I have to defend my kind. I do not shoot everything that moves. Nor do the majority of hunters. Those that do are called poachers and are pursued and prosecuted as criminals. In my state, wildlife conservation is funded by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and the Pitman-Robertson Act that imposes an excise tax on sporting items like guns, ammo, fishing tackle, boats, and archery gear. As with any group there are hunters who lack ethics, but...

Idiocy is universal. However, as a hunter, I have to defend my kind. I do not shoot everything that moves. Nor do the majority of hunters. Those that do are called poachers and are pursued and prosecuted as criminals. In my state, wildlife conservation is funded by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and the Pitman-Robertson Act that imposes an excise tax on sporting items like guns, ammo, fishing tackle, boats, and archery gear. As with any group there are hunters who lack ethics, but most Americans don't hunt, and of those who do the majority do so legally and ethically. I agree violence is a problem, as it is in many (all) other parts of the world, and this argument over a feather is more than ridiculous, but I wouldn't trade the freedom I enjoy here for any place in the world. After all, I am still allowed to speak out about this issue without the fear of retribution.

James Mastin
James Mastin

I would so much like to support this, but here is my problem. It would open the door for racist low lifes to do likewise, and that I wholeheartedly do not support. Find me a way around that, and I will sign the petition with a joyous heart.

TwoEagles Solar
TwoEagles Solar
  • James Mastin

That is a cowards way out

James Mastin
James Mastin
  • James Mastin

Way to go. Now I will ignore the petition completely, and advise my friends and family of your insulting reply and suggest they ignore it also.

Andrew Bonifazi
Andrew Bonifazi
  • James Mastin

If a student wore something offensive on their mortarboard they should be required to remove it or not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Anyone is allowed to display a cross in their yard, but if I burn one in your yard it's a hate crime. But displaying a symbol of your heritage or patriotism or religion etc. should be protected. This isn't a petition about allowing display of racist symbols it's about free speech involving a young woman's ethnicity and heritage. If you...

If a student wore something offensive on their mortarboard they should be required to remove it or not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Anyone is allowed to display a cross in their yard, but if I burn one in your yard it's a hate crime. But displaying a symbol of your heritage or patriotism or religion etc. should be protected. This isn't a petition about allowing display of racist symbols it's about free speech involving a young woman's ethnicity and heritage. If you can't support this kind of free speech, how can you support it at all. After all, free speech often gets a little uncomfortable for some people, but is still the cornerstone of the foundation of this country. So, if you still can't sign this petition because it might open the door for something uncomfortable, even though what you are really doing is defending our Constitution and its first amendment, then I agree, you are taking the coward's way out.

Albert M Legoo
Albert M Legoo

I am an Ojiba Indian and am proud of it. More power to you Chesley, for being proud and showing it.

Rhonda Fisher
Rhonda Fisher

FIRST , I WANT TO CONGRATULATE CHELSEA ON A GREAT JOB!!! MY DAUGHTER SIERRA GRADUATED THIS YEAR ...ACTUALLY JUST LAST FRIDAY TO BE EXACT AND IF ANYONE HAD DARED SAID SHE COULD NOT NOT HOLD OR WEAR HER EAGLE FEATHERS I WOULD HAVE LOST IT!!! NOT ONLY IS THIS DISCRIMINATION BUT THE SCHOOL BOARD THERE IN ALABAMA SHOULD BE FINED HEAVILY, FOR ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON .ESCAMBIA ACADEMY SHOULD BE FINED AND MADE TO PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE TO CHELSEA AND HER FAMILY.AS A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN I FEEL THAT HER...

FIRST , I WANT TO CONGRATULATE CHELSEA ON A GREAT JOB!!! MY DAUGHTER SIERRA GRADUATED THIS YEAR ...ACTUALLY JUST LAST FRIDAY TO BE EXACT AND IF ANYONE HAD DARED SAID SHE COULD NOT NOT HOLD OR WEAR HER EAGLE FEATHERS I WOULD HAVE LOST IT!!! NOT ONLY IS THIS DISCRIMINATION BUT THE SCHOOL BOARD THERE IN ALABAMA SHOULD BE FINED HEAVILY, FOR ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON .ESCAMBIA ACADEMY SHOULD BE FINED AND MADE TO PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE TO CHELSEA AND HER FAMILY.AS A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN I FEEL THAT HER RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED !!!!! THE SCHOOL BOARD CAN NEVER TAKE BACK WHAT THEY DID TO HER ON HER DAY WHICH SHE WORKED HARD FOR AND RIGHTFULLY EARNED. THE ESCAMBIA ACADEMY & THE ALABAMA SCHOOL BOARD HAVE SINGLED HER OUT AND VIOLATED HER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS A US CITIZEN . SHE SHOULD GET A LAWYER AND I WILL GET AS MANY SIGNATURES AS I CAN!!!!!

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