Free speech? Well, not in Aurora, Colorado ...at least, not if it's "speech" that "distrupts the learning environment" because it's being critical of "The One".
AURORA (MyFOXColorado.com) - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."
The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.
The boy's father Dann Dalton describes himself as a "proud conservative" who has taken part in some controversial anti-abortion protests. Dalton says the school made a major mistake by suspending his son for wearing the shirt.
"It's the public school system," Dalton says. "Let's be honest, it's full of liberal loons." ...
Aurora Public Schools would not talk about the case but said the district "Respects a student's right to free speech, such as the right to wear specific clothing," but administrators say they review any situation that interrupts the learning environment. ...
The boy's father says he intends to pursue a lawsuit against the district.
While I'm no fan of lawsuits, it is nice to see the tables being turned here. Usually it's some gay rights "club"suing for recognition, or some kid in a Che Guevara T-shirt.
I guess it would be OK if they went to school and called Bush a terrorist. But if you call Obama a terrorist's best friend, well now...