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5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt
MyFOXColorado.com ^ | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Fox

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.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; aclumia; ayersobamaconnection; billayers; discipline; doublestandard; dresscode; dresscodes; firstamendment; littleredschoolhouse; obama; obamaayersconnection; pentagonbomber; proterrorist; suspended; timetohomeschool; tshirt

1 posted on 09/23/2008 2:14:34 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Brown Deer

Good for this kid! Way to stick to your guns!


2 posted on 09/23/2008 2:17:30 PM PDT by Federalist Society
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To: Federalist Society

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2088577/posts


3 posted on 09/23/2008 2:17:53 PM PDT by Right_Handed_Writer (Civilization is mortally wounded and something truly evil is being born to take its place(S. Coonts))
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To: Brown Deer

Come on, the search feature is your friend.

This has been posted about 5 times today.


4 posted on 09/23/2008 2:17:56 PM PDT by gjones77
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To: Brown Deer
"It's the public school system," Dalton says. "Let's be honest, it's full of liberal loons."

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.

5 posted on 09/23/2008 2:18:08 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Federalist Society; Brown Deer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2088577/posts


6 posted on 09/23/2008 2:18:24 PM PDT by Right_Handed_Writer (Civilization is mortally wounded and something truly evil is being born to take its place(S. Coonts))
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To: Brown Deer

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.


7 posted on 09/23/2008 2:19:50 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Brown Deer
His spelling and grammar are better than most libs, too!
8 posted on 09/23/2008 2:20:50 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Brown Deer

When we said “Free Speech”, we didn’t mean for you. :)

Now pay your taxes and vote Obama.

(/sarcasm)


9 posted on 09/23/2008 2:21:15 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Brown Deer

Idiots! If they let the kid alone none of us would know about this story.

Idiots!

Now we know!


10 posted on 09/23/2008 2:21:45 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Brown Deer

Any pro-Obama T-shirt would have been OK ....


11 posted on 09/23/2008 2:22:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners")
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To: Brown Deer
Good call, kid:

Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist.

12 posted on 09/23/2008 2:22:20 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: gjones77

Guess what? I did search first - NOTHING showed up!


13 posted on 09/23/2008 2:22:33 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Federalist Society

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK INTO THIS

14 posted on 09/23/2008 2:22:54 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Brown Deer

15 posted on 09/23/2008 2:23:29 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: SkyDancer
So would this one:

Student Wins Anti-Bush Shirt Clash - Can Wear T-Shirt Saying 'International Terrorist' With Bush's Picture (LANSDALE, Pa., Dec. 13, 2005)

16 posted on 09/23/2008 2:25:09 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: Brown Deer
I like the t-shirt.

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.

17 posted on 09/23/2008 2:26:21 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Jeff Head

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 .

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The “LOOK” now that is something that ought to be outlawed. It is beyond cruelty


18 posted on 09/23/2008 2:27:19 PM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: pgkdan
That shirt was designed to provoke a reaction. Seems to me dad's looking for a law suit.

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.

19 posted on 09/23/2008 2:35:56 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: Brown Deer

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.


20 posted on 09/23/2008 2:40:50 PM PDT by cothrige (Ego vero Evangelio non crederem, ni si me catholicae Ecclesiae commoveret auctoritas.)
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To: Brown Deer

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


21 posted on 09/23/2008 2:43:40 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (Miss England: "Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves.")
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To: untrained skeptic
Does the school ban all political slogans on shirts during school hours?

the kid, "wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue"
22 posted on 09/23/2008 2:45:31 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Brown Deer

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.


23 posted on 09/23/2008 2:46:16 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Federalist Society

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


24 posted on 09/23/2008 2:57:46 PM PDT by wrhssaxensemble
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To: Brown Deer
... they review any situation that interrupts the learning environment.

  Learning environment? In a public school? What's wrong with learning that terrorists like Obama? Anyway, I thought they were teaching tolerance for terrorists in public schools today. Certainly, we have history books for kids that say "jihad" to Muslims means "doing good works."
25 posted on 09/23/2008 3:00:42 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: pgkdan
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.

Obama has those colors in his logo and Obama doesn't seem to be patriotic.

26 posted on 09/23/2008 3:20:47 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Brown Deer

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!

sneakers


27 posted on 09/23/2008 3:28:26 PM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: SkyDancer
Here a tee-shirt suggestion.

An undeniable truth.... Those that danced in the streets on 9/11, will dance again on 11/5, if Obama is elected!

28 posted on 09/23/2008 3:30:33 PM PDT by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: gjones77

The search feature is notoriously bad with new posts.

And this is the first I’ve seen it.


29 posted on 09/23/2008 3:34:24 PM PDT by EBH ( ... the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. --Alculin c.735-804)
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To: pgkdan

“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?


30 posted on 09/23/2008 4:26:34 PM PDT by KantianBurke (President Bush, why did you abandon Specialist Ahmed Qusai al-Taei?)
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To: cothrige
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.

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!

31 posted on 09/23/2008 7:33:29 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Federalist Society

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.


32 posted on 09/23/2008 7:54:21 PM PDT by ThE_RiPpEr.
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To: Brown Deer
the kid, "wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue"

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.

33 posted on 09/24/2008 5:20:34 AM PDT by untrained skeptic
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