Sep 23, 2008

Colorado school plays 1st amendment right card

Things are getting interesting in our backyard.

Yesterday, in a public school in Aurora, a suburb in Denver, a 5th grader was suspended for wearing a T-shirt with a homemade Anti-Obama phrase.

Kids were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism; the 5th grader complied. The T-shirt is white and was printed in red and blue.

School offered him to change his shirt, wear it inside out or be suspended. He chose the latter.

It looks there are other precedents.

I can't help to wonder what would the school district done if any kid would showed in the school wearing a shirt smearing, let's say, McCain, Palin or lipstick... or some of these.

Although I still wonder why a 5th grader has to wear a shirt with a political message; should be there a line drawn stating when a kid is old enough to use free speech? Isn't that, by default, a violation of free speech itself? I'm puzzled.

H/T to Drudge Report

3 comments:

Melek said...

Cubanita,

I agree with you ... plain and simple the fact is that this kid was wearing the wrong message on his t-shirt in the eyes of the school faculty and administration ... had he worn an anti-McCain or anti-Bush, etc., they would have been quick to use "Freedom of Expression" to let him keep the shirt on. This is how the tolerant, anti-bigotry Libs operate.

We know that the Liberal Left does not what CHANGE which may lead to loss of their monopoly in academia ... they don't want students to be exposed to anything that may make them doubt the Liberal dogma.

I wish you well :) Melek

"Some who are too scrupulous to steal your possessions
nevertheless see no wrong in tampering with your thoughts." ~ Kahlil Gibran

General Insurance Colorado said...

a 5th grader was suspended for wearing a T-shirt with a homemade Anti-Obama phrase???

Wow. the crazy things that happen

Cheers,
Landen

Garrincha said...

really?
was it not because of a lousy design or something?
oh, those gay liberals...
best regards, cubanita.
love your blog.