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I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Friday, September 21, 2012

About the First Amendment

"...Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances...."

A local school prohibited banners in football games that have Christian religious text. According to the powers to be, it was a recommendation of their legal department, even though the cheerleaders that make the posters do so on their free time and not on school property.

If your read, and digest, the first amendment, you can see this is not what it was intended to accomplish. Instead, this local taxing entity, under the supposed rule of law, is doing just the opposite, with public funds. This local school board has now effectively removed the first amendment rights of these cheerleaders, anyone else that supports what they say and did so with no realization of the irony of their actions.

Needless to say, somebody complained and the rest of the citizens are pissed by the reaction. I have a feeling this school board will be filled with different people after the next election, if not sooner. It is a small town and irritated citizens can make life Hell for those they dislike. It serves them right. They're a bunch of pandering cowards and need to receive their walking papers.

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