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originally posted by: SeaWorthy
originally posted by: korath
If the schools that stupid he's probably better off not going there anyway.
After three days of bickering on the playground growing worse each day they did what they could remove the reason for the fights. What would you have done?
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: IAMTAT
Wow. What a disgusting publicity stunt setup by this poor child's deranged Trump supporting parents.
First off, at 8 years old, I highly doubt these kids are out on the playground having in depth political discussions. Hell, their parents are on Internet forums failing to make coherent political arguments. That's not the issue though — everyone should teach their children whatever political views they want — even the dimwits.
What they've done is lie to their child and told him that he had a First Amendment right to wear whatever he wanted to school and this is simply not true. It's not true now. It wasn't true 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 100 years ago, or in 1776, 1781 or 1791.
Secondly, this smacks of a stunt and you can accuse me of being biased if you want but I said the exact same thing about the frickin' "clock kid" and his non-invention.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
Cute kid...getting a bad lesson on the First Amendment from his progressive and biased public school.
I'll say one thing, this kid seems like a bright young man who understands his rights.
Apparently, at least in California, liberal political intolerance doesn't exist just outside Trump rallies...it can also follow you to school.
A nine-year-old boy has been banned from his California elementary school after school officials decided that his red “Make America Great Again” hat was making other students feel bad.
“They told me to take my hat off because it brings negative emotions to the other children who don’t like him,” third grade Logan Autry told a local news station. He refused to take the hat off just to make other kids feel better.
“It’s my favorite hat,” he said. “The First Amendment says I can wear my hat.” (Students at Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School are normally allowed to wear hats.)
According to local news reports, more and more of Autry’s classmates were confronting him at recess over his support of the candidate.
“I’ve told them his policies on illegal immigration, and our Second Amendment, and our First Amendment and all of our amendments that need to be protected, which are not going to be an amendment at all if Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders gets elected,” he told local KFSN news.
Autry got his hat when he attended Trump’s rally in Fresno last week, where he was able to briefly shake Trump’s hand and get an autograph. “He doesn’t speak like a politician. He speaks like a normal person. He knows what this country needs,” he said.
The district cited the need to maintain a “safe learning environment” in a statement explaining the decision to ban the hat. In fact, the district said it was proud that Autry was even allowed to wear the hat for a few days.
“Our job as educators is to facilitate a safe learning environment where we encourage robust conversations of diverse and thoughts,” the statement said.
“We are proud that in this case, our school achieved that goal by allowing the student to wear his hat for several days. However, it is also our responsibility to take precautions when the discourse begins to impact our school climate and interrupt school operations.”
originally posted by: neo96
originally posted by: IAMTAT
Gotta admire this lil guy. He stood up for his rights...and the school decided to punish him for it in order to make an example of him.
Where is the ACLU to defend him ?
Somehow I don't see a White House visit in his future.
originally posted by: ScoobyWho
Since when could kids wear hats in school anyways. They should have went with that instead of allowing him to wear his hat for several days before it caused a ruckus. No hats or headbands or bandanas in school. That sounds better to me.