By: Gary DeMar
Posted: May 22nd, 2012
The First Amendment was mandated by the states to protect political speech. The colonists wanted the freedom they didn’t have in England to speak freely about what political leaders were doing. They also wanted to be free to write about what they believed were wrong-headed policies without fear of reprisals. In addition, they insisted on the freedom to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
The First Amendment was a freedom breakthrough, but you would never know that if you were a student in one North Carolina classroom.
A student stood firm in his beliefs about President Obama and challenged his teacher on the claim that Mitt Romney was a bully in high school. The student pointed out that President Obama admitted shoving a girl to the ground in his book Dreams from My Father. The teacher screamed the following in disapproval: “Stop, no, because there is no comparison. [Romney is] running for president. Obama is the president.” It’s obvious that the the teacher is an Obama zombie.
The teacher then goes into intimidation mode by telling the student that it is wrong to “disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.” He points out that what President Obama wrote in his own book is not being disrespectful; it’s being factual. He could have also pointed out that the President was a drug user.