Get a life....
The JROTC at the local high school in Portage, IN was banned from providing a color guard at a tea party rally after a school board member complained.
Military officials intervened and directed the cadets not to attend the Northwest Indiana Patriot Event. A spokesman from JROTC headquarters in Washington, D.C., said the tea party event appeared to be a political rally and the military must remain unbiased.
“We want to avoid the appearance of the military leaning towards one side or another, whether it is a conservative or liberal group,” 2nd Lt. Brian Villiard told the Associated Press.
The controversy apparently started when school board member Cheryl Oprisko objected to the teenage cadets from posting the American flag at the rally. She called the tea party group “political” and “extremist” in an interview in the Gary Post-Tribune.
But Faith Jones, an organizer of the tea party event, said it’s not about politics.