Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kids & Politics: The Anti-Obama Shirt

"...An 11-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school after he refused to take off a shirt that read, “Obama is a terrorist’s best friend.” His father says that the school is violating his son’s First Amendment rights.

Daxx Dalton, a fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School in Aurora, Colo., wore the homemade shirt on a day when students were asked to show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue, according to MyFOXColorado.com.

When he was given the choice of turning the shirt inside out or being suspended, Dalton chose suspension..." (source)

Personally, I wouldn't want my boys wearing anything political to school. It's too volatile a subject and I wouldn't want teachers and administration treating them bad because of MY politics. I see little kids in Obama shirts at my boys' school quite often and I get annoyed with the parents. Two of the kids I have seen have been in Kindergarten...so the love of B. Hussein is obviously their parents and not theirs.

Though I guess this means someone has to send their kid to school wearing an Anti-McCain shirt and see if a suspension ensues...

(H/T: Liz)

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