On a sunny afternoon in York, South Carolina, a teen was driving his truck to school. Peyton Robinson is your average American boy, except he did something that we consider pretty extraordinary when it comes to what we are told is right and wrong.
He chose to fly the American flag and a POW MIA flag in the back of his truck.
You might be thinking “What’s wrong with that?”
Well, apparently there was opposition to it because the school board at York Comprehensive High School in York, South Carolina told him he needed to take the flags down.
For some reason the school said it was a “safety issue”, but Peyton said he had been flying the flag on his truck for the last two years without issue. The school board told Peyton that some people were complaining about the flags in the back of his truck and he was told to remove the flags after school and not return with them.
However, before he had the chance to remove them because he was in school, an administrator had unscrewed the bolts and removed the flags.
Understandable to Peyton was pissed and took to rant on Instagram:
“I’VE BEEN TOLD BY 2 ADMINISTRATORS AT MY SCHOOL THIS MORNING THAT I CAN’T HAVE AN AMERICAN FLAG ON MY TRUCK BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT. WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO FLY AN AMERICAN FLAG. IT WILL NOT BE COMING OFF OF MY TRUCK. THIS REALLY PISSES ME OFF. I ASK THAT EVERYONE THAT SEES THIS POST THAT ATTENDS YORK COMPREHINSIVE FLYS AN AMERICAN FLAG OF SOME SORT ON WHATEVER THEY MAY DRIVE TO SCHOOL TOMORROW TO PROVE A POINT. I WILL NOT LET THIS GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT. “#AMERICA #FIGHTFOROURRIGHT”
How messed up is our country getting that this proud American was told he couldn’t fly our flag? Well, lucky for us there are some people like Peyton who are willing to fight back, along with many other students and parents.
In the news interview posted below, Peyton gives his thoughts about the whole predicament and said:
“I was pretty mad. I don’t see how it’s a problem. Nobody has ever complained about it before. I’d understand if it was the Confederate flag or something that might offend somebody. I wouldn’t do that. But an American flag — that’s our country’s flag. I have every right to do it. I don’t see a safety issue. I mean, I understand it’s a big flag — it’s 4 by 6 — but nobody has ever complained about it being in their way or anything.”
Well, Peyton, there’s one thing we can tell you. There is nothing wrong with being proud to be American.