Freedom of Speech Trampled on in Colorado School

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    I would have to agree. I am amazed that an 11 year old would wear something so inflammatory though. I don't know about you, but when I was 11 I was not able to competently make my own decisions about politics. It makes me believe his parents had a lot to do with this and I think it is pretty sad that they use their son as a medium to express their own political beliefs. It does say that they gave him the option of turning it inside out, which is pretty common when shirts are deemed too explicit or inflammatory. You have to remember these are very young children, what would be acceptable for high schoolers is not necessarily appropriate for fifth graders. I don't necessarily agree with the decision, but I understand it. Honestly, I am more pissed that a parent used his son to make a political statement on his behalf. That is pathetic if you ask me.
     
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    So Obama's daughters can't wear Pro-Obama shirts???????
     
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    actually if you look at the dress code of most schools children are not allowed to wear inflammatory/disruptive clothing. My daughter wore a shirt that belonged to me once that called Bush an American Terrorist and I was called and told to bring her another shirt. It works both ways.

    It is interesting that a 5th grader would be so inclined to wear a shirt like that... couldn't be his parents put him up to it now could it?

    your arguments are so childish KMAN... are you seriously comparing the child of a candidate to the child of an admitted right wing nutter?

    the boy was given the choice to change his shirt, turn it inside out or get suspended. He wore the shirt KNOWING it would cause controversey..... There ARE dress codes in schools...they can't wear just anything they want ya know...
     
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    Why? Was the kid wearing a Palin-McCain shirt? Or was the kid forced to wear a wingnut shirt on a day that was intended only to express "patriotism"?

    All schools have dress codes. The younger the kid, the less freedom in that regard.
     
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    My 13 year old daughter is proud of her shirt that states

    "No thanks, I am raised conservative. I can take care of myself."
     
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    I honestly don't know which is dumber: the suspension or the offense.

    I think it is absurd for children not yet old enough to make an informed decision to sport t-shirts advocating X or Y.

    But it is equally stupid for schools more interested in teaching kids to unroll condoms to expore their inner fag instead of deciphering quadratic equations to suddenly get all sensitive X or Y.
     
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    The kid should have worn "Anti-Bush" t-shirt.
     
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