A Southern California teacher who was recorded bashing the U.S. military in a profane classroom rant was fired Tuesday evening.
Board of Education President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School District reached a unanimous decision to fire Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, Fox News reports.
“His comments do not reflect what we stand for, who we are. The classroom should never be a place where students feel that they are picked at, bullied, intimidated.”
– Board of Education President Aurora Villon
Gregory Salcido, previous Mayor, previous councilman for Pico Rivera City and now a High School teacher for a History class, slanders the United States Military and every soldier who ever served.
“Think about the people you know who are over there, Your freakin’ stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb s – – – s. They’re not high-level bankers. They’re not academic people. They’re not intellectual people. They’re the freakin’ lowest of our low.“
The Pentagon fired back Monday at a Southern California high school teacher who was recorded apparently ranting to students that members of the military were “dumb s—s” and “not intellectual people.”
Pentagon spokeswoman Amber Smith said the remarks by Gregory Salcido, the El Rancho High teacher who’s also a Pico Rivera city councilman and former mayor, were “very uninformed.”
Before we continue with this clowns temper tantrum and mental breakdown, I believe blunt truth is needed to “Educate” Salcido and his ilk.
I find it hilarious that the 1st thing Mr. Salcido did was hide behind the 1st Amendment to defend his hate speech.
According to CBS Los Angeles:
Salcido could not be reached for comment, but on a Facebook post stamped New York he wrote: “I don’t think it’s wise for me to make any specific comments, but I want my friends, family and students to know we are fine and we respect the rights of free expression for all individuals.”
How can he educate today’s youth on “American History” when he obviously has no idea how America was founded and who protects his precious rights?
Salcido does have the right to his own opinions and he has the right to express said opinions, so long as it is done on his personal time and in such a manner that is considered legally peaceful.
He does not have the right to use his classroom as his personal pulpit to attempt to indoctrinate the students on his anti-American hate speeches and his obvious hate of the United States Military and those who serve.
Salcido also questioned why military recruiters were permitted to visit the school, comparing them to pimps.
“We don’t allow pimps to come into the school.”
The student who recorded the rant, said he did so because he was angry with the teacher for what he was saying to another student who was wearing a “Marine Corps” sweatshirt.
“I was very angry, It was so disrespectful to my dad and my uncles and all veterans and those still in the military.”
The student went on to say that his father and uncles fought in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Desert Storm as United States Marines.
The student recorded the Salcido from his phone which he hid under his desk, because he wanted his mom to hear it, but really did not intend for anyone else to hear it.
I believe the best form of education for Mr. Salcido would be for him to go and see what soldiers on the front line do and what they live on a daily.
In all walks of life you have those who excel in education, those who excel in street smarts and those who have a balance of both.
Salcido crossed the line in his rant and made it extremely personal in his slander and then as such cowards do, he screamed for protection under the 1st Amendment.
I have read countless comments from civilians who are defending our Soldiers and our military as well as veterans who have very colorful feelings about Mr. Salcido.
My message to Salcido is that he has his rights to express his opinions, but does not have the right to do so in a classroom.
Because he chose to do so in his classroom and he singled out a student, he showed he is far from an educated person.
His choice and his actions show a cowardly individual who lacks respect, honor, integrity and valor as well as humility and gratitude for his rights and opportunities that life has provided him.
He does not have to like the military, soldiers or the warriors ethos, he does however need to respect them. If it was not for our military, we would not have the rights and freedoms in the United States that provide the Democrats and scumbags to run their mouths and let stupid flow out.
These ungrateful maggots that hate the military, generally do so because they are cowardly little individuals that are scared of their own shadows. Individuals that lack the strength and fortitude to lace up, disgraceful and filled with hate, they live lives controlled by fear.
I suggest if Mr. Salcido feels so strongly about his opinions and right to express his hate, then man up and go confront soldiers and our military leaders and have the intestinal fortitude to say it directly to us. Stop bullying the youth and attempting to indoctrinate them with your hate and cowardly views.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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