Skip to comments.5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt
Posted on 09/23/2008 2:14:34 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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.
Good for this kid! Way to stick to your guns!
Come on, the search feature is your friend.
This has been posted about 5 times today.
How left can they be...they asked the kids tro show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue. That shirt was designed to provoke a reaction. Seems to me dad's looking for a law suit.
Let’s see. B-HO has been endorsed by Hamas, Hezbollah, Farrakhan, Ahmedinijad, and Castro.
And a close associate of his (Ayers) bombed the Pentagon while a member of a terrorist organization.
The writing on the kid’s T-shirt is entirely accurate.
When we said “Free Speech”, we didn’t mean for you. :)
Now pay your taxes and vote Obama.
Idiots! If they let the kid alone none of us would know about this story.
Now we know!
Any pro-Obama T-shirt would have been OK ....
Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist.
Guess what? I did search first - NOTHING showed up!
Student Wins Anti-Bush Shirt Clash - Can Wear T-Shirt Saying 'International Terrorist' With Bush's Picture (LANSDALE, Pa., Dec. 13, 2005)
Keep wearing it.
Wear some aborted baby t-shirts too. Let liberals and kids see what these monsters defend. I've had it with this touchy feely crap but when it comes to the REALITY of what they are about, then this other standard of decency kicks in.
Holy crap Batman ..... that “look” is the same “LOOK” I get from the wife in tension filled scenarios .....
Yes ...I did Order a new Screaming Eagle Ultra Classic Harley.
I got the “look” that would have sent the most brave man to the corner..... but ... lol .. I got the last word in .
. Yes, dear
The “LOOK” now that is something that ought to be outlawed. It is beyond cruelty
The shirt was designed to make a statement. Most significant statements do provoke some form of reaction.
If we limit people to insignificant statements only, then we really don't have freedom of speech.
The shirt wasn't obscene, or racist. It doesn't advocate violence or harming others.
Eleven does seem a bit young to have strong political opinions, but it appears the kid made the shirt himself, and stood by the opinions when confronted, so it's hard to say they aren't his own opinions as much as any persons opinions are their own.
Does the school ban all political slogans on shirts during school hours? If so that might be a reasonably appropriate ban to avoid disruption.
However, if they allow some political shirts, then the teachers have no business banning this one because it conflicts with their own beliefs or simply because it upset some other unruly children.
If the problem is a few other children get disruptive in response to the shirt, suspend those children.
If the problem is a teacher gets upset, tell the teacher to get over it of find another job.
I’m sorry, but in the fifth grade a child is ten or eleven. How strongly can a ten year old really feel about this? Though I may agree with these people (outside of actually naming your child Daxx, ughh!) it just looks to me like somebody using their child as a mouthpiece. It is like when I see these people with five year olds with mohawks. Yeah, like that was his idea.
if this kid was in college it would be another thing, but I don’t think this kid should have worn the shirt and his parents shouldn’t have allowed him to wear it to school. JMO, but there are enough detractors in school. It makes no sense for elementary kids to target themselves in this way. Cool with the shirt, just not on a little kid in school...again, JMVHO
The kid and his father were on Fox News Channel today. It bothered me when the kid said his father told him to wear the shirt.
I can’t wait for the ACLU to come stand up for this kids rights /sarcasm
I suppose they are too busy defending terrorists instead
Obama has those colors in his logo and Obama doesn't seem to be patriotic.
Thanks for posting it BD. If you hadn’t, I wouldn’t have seen it. I work all day and don’t always get to sit down and read the latest on FR until after dinner.
God bless this (very smart) kid and his dad!
An undeniable truth.... Those that danced in the streets on 9/11, will dance again on 11/5, if Obama is elected!
The search feature is notoriously bad with new posts.
And this is the first I’ve seen it.
“How left can they be...they asked the kids tro show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue. That shirt was designed to provoke a reaction. Seems to me dad’s looking for a law suit.”
Agreed. Wonder if that guy hangs out with Michael Newdow?
Do you think this kid would have been expelled if he had a shirt that said McCain or Bush was a terrorist? THAT is the point!
It seems to me this kid and his father have an excellent opportunity to make some money with this T-shirt.
I want them to sell exact duplicates of this T-shirt. I want to buy one for myself and one for my wife. We would proudly wear it to “get in the face” of the Hussein supporters.
Yes, and he did wear red white and blue.
However, patriotic really isn't the same as political.
While I wouldn't personally call the Democratic party patriotic, there are a lot of union members that are both very patriotic, and very Democrat.