REMOVE THE BRITTISH FLAG!!! sign now

Dear San Antonio, Texas, Anyone who has ever driven up Blanco Rd, north of West Ave knows of the gigantic British Flag painted on either side of the school so everyone can see. Does anyone ever take the time to ever think about it though? I have. Every time I see the flag as I drive down West Ave, it offends me as well as many other citizens in San Antonio. Why should anyone else of Irish heritage have to be offended by something that can be easily removed? The Irish were persecuted for thousands of years and discrimination from the British still continues. Archaeological findings suggest that around 7000 B.C., hunter-gatherers migrated to Ireland from Scotland. By 3000, they had established an agrarian society. Celtic tribes from Europe invaded in the 4th century B.C. The people were grouped into tuatha (clans) and the country was divided into five kingdoms: Connaught, Leinster, Meath, Munster and Ulster. In 432 A.D., the Christian missionary St. Patrick arrived in Ireland. By the time he died, the whole island had been converted to Christianity. Irish monks began recording the country's oral traditions and history. In the early 9th century, the Vikings invaded and plundered much of the country. They established towns and cities near important rivers, including the present-day cities of Dublin, Waterford, Cork and Limerick. In 1014 A.D. the Vikings were driven out. In the 12th century, England came to dominate Ireland and Irish Christianity came under the control of the Roman Church. During the Reformation in England in the 16th and 17th centuries, the English tried to force the Irish to convert to Protestantism. The British persecuted priests and bishops, and outlawed Catholic religious services. During the 17th century, the English evicted many Irish Catholics from the north and gave their lands to Scottish and English Protestants. When a Catholic king, James II, came to the English throne in 1685, the Irish hoped that they would regain their lands, but James II was deposed in 1688. He came to Ireland and raised an army, hoping to win back his throne, but he was defeated by the Protestant king William III at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Over the next hundred years, England strengthened its hold over Ireland and the Anglo-Irish controlled the country's wealth. In 1798, the Irish rebelled unsuccessfully against the English. In the wake of this revolt, the Irish parliament was abolished and in 1801, the Act of Union made Ireland part of the United Kingdom. The 19th century was marked by a series of unsuccessful attempts on the part of the Irish to gain control of their country. In 1916, a group of revolutionaries declared Irish independence in Dublin, an event called the Easter Rising. Although the British suppressed the revolt, it fuelled Irish nationalism. During the 1918 elections, Irish republicans won a majority of Irish seats in British parliament. Rather than going to London, however, they set up their own government in Dublin. On January 21, 1919, they again declared Irish independence. This led to the Anglo-Irish war between 1919 and 1921. The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 ended the war. The 26 southern counties formed the new Irish Free State and the remaining six, largely Protestant counties in Northern Ireland remained part of the United Kingdom. Although the Irish House of Representatives accepted the treaty, many people opposed it. Civil war broke out, which lasted until 1923. On April 18, 1949, the Irish Free State severed all official ties to Britain and became an independent republic. Irish nationalists hope that in the 21st century, Ireland will finally be reunited with Northern Ireland. The persecution against the Irish didn't stop when the war ended though, and theres is still much discrimination against the Irish from the British. Discrimination against Irish also comes from many other sources..so for all Irish reading this... STOP DRINKING * MILLER BEER * RED DOG * MDG Pass up eating at a KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, Pizza Hut Stop the Purchase of Automobiles such as Land Rover, BMW and Ford known for its discrimination in its Northern Ireland plant. Avoid flying via British Airlines. Sell British Airline stock and British Telecom Sell all stock in VIA and VIA-B , AOL Time Warner and TNT and Phillip Morrris products, all who are sponsors of bigotry and religious prejudice, one of the main causes of terrorism in NI and the world. Howard Stern Show continues to attack the faith of Irish Nationalists in NI (not funny), sowing the seeds of terrorism by fostering hate and bigotry in the USA. Anyways....SIGN MY PETITION SO THE BRITISH FLAG CAN BE REMOVED FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL!!!...and i forgot to say its not just Irish that Britain subjegated for hundreds..it was also Africa and Indaia and a whole bunch more but im running out of typing space so im just gonna say sorry that theres no paragraphs or anything...it wouldnt let me..and if u wanna debate me...call 210-445-8780 or im me on aim at Flynn IV

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  • 21 July 201012. YA
    TAKE IT DOWN
  • 20 July 201011. Brian
    I Read it and i see why he wants it removed i strongly agree
  • 19 July 201010. amanda
    don has worked sooo hard on this! i go to wc n personally i dont think itd be bad if the british flag was replaced with something else liek WC or a lion maybe?!
  • 19 July 20109. Tyler
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  • 19 July 20107. Matthew
    REMOVE THE BRITTISH FLAG!!!
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    viva texas! we dont need the brits only mexicans!
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    it should ne gone
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