Political Speech

Wasn't the whole point of free speech to allow public political discourse? Seems like we've gone way downhill if people are getting in trouble for waving the American flag, even if it is at school.

More and more I'm thinking public schools are government-mandated youth indoctrination camps, not institutions of learning. I don't want my kids to be robot tools, I happen to think it's our collective duty to help them become free thinkers.

Sure, kids can do stupid things in hopes of annoying one another (anyone else remember the hormonal apocolypse of puberty?) and they need a bit of guidance, but recent zero tolerance efforts, and apparent characterizations of flag-waving as incitement to riot are totally out of hand.

Josh Poulson

Posted Monday, Apr 3 2006 09:19 AM

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