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One local parent's letter they posted on Facebook.

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Mrs. Parker,

I was shocked this morning to read about your apparent disregard for both the First and Second Amendments. As SCOTUS found in Tinker, and as Bethel failed to change, a student's Constitutional Rights are not waived at the school house door. While you may personally find an image of God, a firearm, or patriotism to be offensive out of some sort of hoplophobic, emotion-based reaction, that in no way lends credence to your claims that the shirt could be disruptive to the educational process.

In fact, it appears, as an outsider looking in, that the only thing disrupting the educational process is you Mrs. Parker. Suspending a child for adhering to his internal moral compass in the face of adversity is shameful at best. What exactly are you trying to teach this young man? That he should abandon his belief system if someone finds fault in it? That he should simply lay down in the face of authority, even if that authority is incorrect? What is the message that you are trying to send?

Are you next going to cut out the pictures of soldiers from your history books? Are you going to drop "Where the Red Fern Grows" from required reading as the protagonist makes his living through a firearm? How about mentions of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton or Madison, who made it very clear throughout their various writings that an armed citzenry is the final and most effective barrier to tyranny? Will you leave out mentions of the Beaches at Normandy in the chances that visualizing a firearm may cause a student to go into a fit of panic? Will you prevent students from engaging in extra-curricular activities with other schools with military themed mascots such as Generals, Spartans or Warriors? What about schools with statues of soldiers on their lawn, some of whom are frighteningly brandishing firearms?

There is no logical consistency to this thought process. You are allowing your partisanship and your own irrational fears make your decisions for you. You will not win this fight. The people stand behind Mr. Davidson, the law stands behind Mr. Davidson and the Supreme Court of the United States stands behind Mr. Davidson. You have made a poor decision in trampling on this young mans rights and spirit, and you will feel the repercussions of this senseless bullying for some time to come. I can only hope that you come to your senses, and treat this young man with the dignity and respect he deserves.

Thank you for your time,


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Davidson then asked the principal who the message was controversial toward and the principal answered, "Offensive to me...

Yeah, that's how it works.  If it's offensive to some bureaucrat, it's offensive.

If it's offensive to you, you're a terrorist hatemonger...


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Another parent's letter:

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Ms. Parker,
I am writing to express my extreme displeasure and deep concern regarding your recent suspension of Christian Davidson.
Christian chose to wear a shirt to school which expressed his theological and political views. You, in turn, chose to oppress his 1st Amendment right to do so because you deemed his attire "intolerable". This is unacceptable, Ms. Parker.
Exactly what part of the shirt do you and your vice-principal find so objectionable that you would suspend the child for wearing it? The reference to God or the scripture verse? The removal of God from schools, I believe, has significantly contributed to the violence and increased moral turpitude displayed by our youth. Is it the word "guns" under the word God? Have we become such a society of sheep that the mere sight of the word "guns" is intolerable to presumably educated adults?
History shows that God and Guns are what built this country and what continue to protect it, Ms. Parker. I admire this young man's courage to openly express his ideals and I hope he continues to do so, and continues to serve as an inspiration to his peers to exercise and enjoy their liberties. I sincerely hope that your oppression of his God given and Constitutionally protected rights hasn't scarred him.

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You're going to have to start suing the crap out of everybody who even thinks about discriminating against you before this sh!t will stop...


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You're going to have to start suing the crap out of everybody who even thinks about discriminating against you before this sh!t will stop...

Ah - the American way. Not happy - sue. Make an idiot of yourself - sue. Be put upon - call in Sharpton and sue.

Sorry, that is the one thing I detest about American culture.
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Maybe students could just wear plain clothes and not be billboards.

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You're going to have to start suing the crap out of everybody who even thinks about discriminating against you before this sh!t will stop...

What we need to do is start taking America back, one block at a time. Stop waiting for someone 'from the government who is here to help' and do it ourselves. Run for school board, city council, your local HOA, anything. The time to just stand around with signs has passed. Take back our country block by block, school by school, city by city...

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Maybe students could just wear plain clothes and not be billboards.

Wait until the government tells all of us this for the sake of the offended. The Supreme Court ruled that Student's first amendment rights do not stop at the classroom door. The student didn't violate the dress code for that school (as posted in one of the parent's letter's above.).

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Wait until the government tells all of us this for the sake of the offended. The Supreme Court ruled that Student's first amendment rights do not stop at the classroom door. The student didn't violate the dress code for that school (as posted in one of the parent's letter's above.).

Been done. Almost universal school uniforms here. The little sods still manage to be individuals. It doesn't work. Kids don't do conformity well. Nor should they.
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Texas better get their schools back and soon... if it doesn't they will lose the state to the Dems

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How about half the class turn up in La Raza T shirts?
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Ah - the American way. Not happy - sue. Make an idiot of yourself - sue. Be put upon - call in Sharpton and sue.

Sorry, that is the one thing I detest about American culture.

There are a number of things I do not care for in the English culture; but I never felt the need to post something as "get in your face" as this.  You are posting on an "American" site, after all.

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How about half the class turn up in La Raza T shirts?

In one of the middle schools here, that is probably the norm.

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You're going to have to start suing the crap out of everybody who even thinks about discriminating against you before this sh!t will stop...

I appreciate the impulse, but there is no Earthly reason to enrich trial lawyers any further, so that the people may retain their (a-hem) God-given liberty.

The answer is mass civil disobedience and non-compliance. I believe we will discover that it is the answer to many of the problems presently being created by the hoard of Progressive nannies, snoops, busybodies, scolds, and petty tyrants that has descended upon this nation.
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Ah - the American way. Not happy - sue. Make an idiot of yourself - sue. Be put upon - call in Sharpton and sue.

Sorry, that is the one thing I detest about American culture.

Agreed. Lawyers are killing many aspects of American life, medicine a prime example. And it's no coincidence that the quality of life in America began it's precipitous slide soon after it became legal for lawyers to advertise in the early 70s.
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There are a number of things I do not care for in the English culture; but I never felt the need to post something as "get in your face" as this.  You are posting on an "American" site, after all.

Yeah, we can see what a bang-up job the Brits have done with their culture now can't we?

They are much further down the rabbit-hole than we are...


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I appreciate the impulse, but there is no Earthly reason to enrich trial lawyers any further, so that the people may retain their (a-hem) God-given liberty.

The answer is mass civil disobedience and non-compliance. I believe we will discover that it is the answer to many of the problems presently being created by the hoard of Progressive nannies, snoops, busybodies, scolds, and petty tyrants that has descended upon this nation.

You can advocate for mass civil disobedience if you want to but that will enrich a whole lot more lawyers and disrupt a lot more lives than suing these fools ever will...


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You can advocate for mass civil disobedience if you want to but that will enrich a whole lot more lawyers and disrupt a lot more lives than suing these fools ever will...

It costs nothing to say "no". Refuse to comply. Refuse to pay fines. Tell the courts we do not recognize their authority under the Constitution. Do it in groups. Do it in the streets. Force mass arrests - there's nowhere to put all of us. What are they going to do - suspend civil rights? Ship us all to camps? I don't think so - unless they want a war. At some point, push is going to come to shove. Let's not wait until we can no longer shove back.
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It costs nothing to say "no". Refuse to comply. Refuse to pay fines. Tell the courts we do not recognize their authority under the Constitution. Do it in groups. Do it in the streets. Force mass arrests - there's nowhere to put all of us. What are they going to do - suspend civil rights? Ship us all to camps? I don't think so - unless they want a war. At some point, push is going to come to shove. Let's not wait until we can no longer shove back.

Agree.  But consider how bad things have to get before serious civil disobedience will take place.  However, refusal/inability to sign up for "Obamacare" per the individual mandate may be a starter.  The IRS can only take the fine out of your refund--if you have one.  They cannot seize assets by the language of the ACA.  Problem is, Obama tweeks his "law" at will.

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It costs nothing to say "no". Refuse to comply. Refuse to pay fines. Tell the courts we do not recognize their authority under the Constitution. Do it in groups. Do it in the streets. Force mass arrests - there's nowhere to put all of us. What are they going to do - suspend civil rights? Ship us all to camps? I don't think so - unless they want a war. At some point, push is going to come to shove. Let's not wait until we can no longer shove back.

Tell the courts?  How you gonna do that without 'enriching lawyers'?

Force mass arrests?  That gambit's already been played and yes the Nazis put enough people in camps that the rest of them shut their mouths real quick.  The didn't have to ship near 'all' of their people into camps for the rest to get the message.  American won't be any different.

Just say no?  How's that working for ya, Nancy Reagan?


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