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UPDATE: Jaiden wins big, according to a new report.


Original story follows:

A school in Colorado is about to be very sorry for treading all over one very patriotic 12-year-old boy, because this kid is bringing out the big guns, with not one,  but TWO law firms offering to represent him. So, what happened? Well, the school booted young Jaiden from class because he was carrying a “Gadsen flag,” and in case you’re not sure what that is, it’s this:

Amazon.com: Gadsden Don't Tread On Me Tactical Patch - Yellow - by Gadsden and Culpeper : Sports & Outdoors

Hysterical school staff saw the patch and immediately claim it was tied to “slavery,” so they kicked the young boy out of class. Author Connor Boyack shared the story, which went viral.

School officials argued that the patch is “connected to slavery,” citing the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — an organization that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws. The EEOC stated that the flag “originated in the Revolutionary War in a non-racial context,” but then went on to it has “since been sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages.” Huh? According to Connor, the absurdity doesn’t stop there. The director further claimed that the flag is linked to “hate groups,” pointing to a rather flimsy article that quotes a “graphic design scholar,” who suggests that some people now view the Gadsden flag as a symbol of intolerance, hate, or even racism. Good grief.


It’s doubtful that graphic designer, scholar or not, will hold up under cross-examination in court. Because that’s likely where this is headed,  now that young Jaiden has two law firms offering to back him up. Here’s what Connor had to say in his updated post on X:

For those asking for an update:

– Jaiden decided to go back to school today. With his patch will in place. He said he’d do a sit-in if necessary to protest.

– Two law firms have stepped forward to assist as necessary to fight the viewpoint discrimination.

– Lots of media interest. Mom and son will likely be on Hannity tonight, other outlets covering too

– No known response yet from the school or district offices

– Colorado governor tweeted about it, disagreeing with the school. (No word yet if he’ll pick up a phone and tell them to knock it off.)

– Jaiden sent me a video telling me his favorite Tuttle Twins book (It’s the Creature from Jekyll Island.)

– He is campaigning to be school president. The tri-corner hat is part of his shtick. Super patriotic kid!

This young patriot is definitely going places. We’re rooting for him in his quest to become school president.