Friday, February 06, 2009

Authentic Connecticut Republican: Why Would Anyone Oppose Free Speech Bill?

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>>bill to protect students' right to free speech online

Why would anyone oppose this?

I'm embarrassed by the fact that such a bill wasn't introduced earlier by a Republican.

I can fully understand why some would be reluctant to waive the famous 7-words as some sort of right granted by the 1st; and have mixed feelings over that - but that's not what the bill protects anyway.

Seems to me, the student's speech was in a fashion at any rate; political.

To constrain student remarks regarding the administration of a school that he or she attends, seems too much like a gag order to me.

Having watched the school administration here in Southington for decades, I've been appalled more than once.

IE: tossing a kid (not mine) out of the prom for "creating a problem" even after the owner of the Aqua Turf and two leading citizens (literal "pillars of the community" too) come to his aid.

Banning the possession of an asthma inhaler by a student. (???) (I know of one parent that sent his kid in with a letter from an atty promising criminal charges for anyone taking it away, and he never heard another word about it.)

Since when did we need to hire lawyers for students?

It seems that it's not the students creating a problem, it's the most over-paid over-educated bozos in our respective towns.
They need to learn some common sense to go along with their multitude of degrees I guess; some manners wouldn't hurt either; I've never met so many arrogant jerks.

Posted by Authentic Connecticut Republican to The Cool Justice Report at 4:30 AM

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