Skip to comments.5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt
Posted on 09/23/2008 9:47:33 AM PDT by Ultimatum
AURORA (MyFOXColorado.com) - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."
The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.
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See, nathanbedford, it didn’t take long for the authoritarian Rulebook Harrys to show up.
BTW, mjalisco555, just WHERE does it state in the Constitution of the United Stated of America that minors have no First Amendment right?
Do you think that this behavior should be regulated by the state? "Good people" don't swear, tell off-color jokes, pick their nose in public, or wear unsightly clothing either. Should everything that "good people" don't do be "not allowed" by the state?
The way things are headed in public schools, a student will be suspended for "willful disobedience and defiance" for refusing the sexual advances of his teacher.
Quite the contrary; I am saying that parents are responsible for the behavior of their minor children.
The school acted appropriately. The kids are having enough trouble learning what they need to learn. We don’t need to permit the additional distraction of dueling t-shirts.
I missed the part of the story where his wearing the shirt caused a riot so can you please explain to me how a shirt is disruptive?
Dunno about that; depends how the Tinker Test is interpreted and by which court.
Hopefully, that's how many people will vote against NOBAMA!
If you refuse, they cant charge you for defying them.
NO, they just barge past you, arrest you, murder you and kill your dogs and they seem to get away with it every time.
Get real. At the very least he should have been sent home for the day. School is no place for this type of shenanigans.
I distinctly recall that in 1985 in Read vs. Saddleback Valley Unified School District (Mission Viejo, CA), I was victorious (based on the famed “Bender” case) in my defense of the 1st Amendment rights of students to express their religious views.
There is precedence. The court decision supported that the rights of the students does not stop at the school house gates, the Constitution and its Amendments provide protections no matter how old you are, or where you are.
I grew up in a small town in NE Ohio that was heavily Democratic. When I was in grade school back in 1968 and ‘72, most of the kids wore their Humphrey and then McGovern buttons and I dutifully wore my Nixon buttons and had Nixon stickers on my bookbag.
Of course there were some arguments.
This was a Catholic school mind you, but the nuns allowed this and in fact used it as a way to teach us about the issues of those campaigns and incorporated it into their lesson plans about how American elections worked in our great republic.
Fights? Yeah one or two. But those who started it got the unpleasant duty of raking all the leaves in the church cemetery the following Saturday.
Ahhhh.....the good old days.
My apologies, sir, I forgot to ping you to my response.
If it was a global warming, or anti-war, or McCain is Keating’s best friend on his shirt nothing would have happened and YOU know it.
...and somehow, you think that that makes it alright?!?!
Children should not be walking billboards is basically what it comes down to and I can agree with that.
Sorry... My main complaint was that the t-shirt was sloppily done. He should've spent a little more time on it!
I bet a "Bush Knew" or "Bush is a terrorist" t-shirt would've went over just fine!
Actually, the police never have to “show” the home-owner a warrant. The warrant is applied for at the local court of law in that jurisdiction - ever see the police get a warrant to go after drugs? They just boot the front-door of the house and go in..
If it was in fact a warantless search than that’ll have to wash out in a day at court against the offending police dept.
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