The School Board fired Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, according to the Los Angeles Times. Salcido hates the Military, and he has no respect for those who bravely serve.
Aurora Villon, the Board of Education President, said the El Rancho Unified School District reached a unanimous decision to fire Gregory Salcido.
Even in left-wing California, the decision couldn’t have been hard.
Salcido was recorded by a student in his government class calling those who want to serve in the military, “dumbshits.”
“Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumbs‑‑‑s,” Salcido can be heard saying in the Jan. 25 tirade.
“They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the lowest of our low.”
The School Board said it was flooded with thousands of emails from veterans and relatives of military personnel from all over the world who were outraged by Salcido’s comments.
“His comments do not reflect what we stand for, who we are,” Villon said. The School Board President then added, “the classroom should never be a place where students feel that they are picked at, bullied, intimidated.”
Salcido tried to do damage control to save his job by apologizing at a City Council meeting in February. He said, inexplicably, that his comments “had nothing to do with their moral character.”
“I don’t think it’s all a revelation to anybody that those who aren’t stellar students usually find the military a better option. … That’s not a criticism of anybody. Anything I said had nothing to do with their moral character.”
In essence, Salcido wants you to know, he doesn’t blame the military enlistees for being stupid.
Salcido insisted that his comments don’t make him anti-Military. He claims the military is the not the “best option” for his students, but added “that does not mean I’m anti-military because I’m not.”
The student who secretly recorded Salcido told Fox News opinion writer Todd Starnes in January that his teacher had “a history of being anti-military.”
“Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion but at the same time they shouldn’t be disrespecting the veterans who have fought for our rights, who give up their lives and do stuff that other people are not willing to do,” Quinonez, who says he wants to be a Marine, told Fox News.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had a quick and simple reaction when he heard of the anti-military rant. He said Salcido “ought to go to hell.”
“I just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for,” Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general said.
Salcido is a democrat … with a long history of complaints against him. And, he was fined for taking illegal campaign contributions. Good luck finding any MSM outlet that reports his political affiliation in the story about his comments and firing.
With Salcido out of work, perhaps he can head down to the recruiting center. We suspect he has neither the courage nor commitment to serve with our nation’s finest.
Author: Richard Kelsey
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