Silencing the speech is the lesson
Can someone tell me what justifies the deaths of our soldiers who are fighting and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan? Are they really dying for our freedom and liberty? Have any of these nations ever posed an imminent threat to our freedom and liberty? Well, at least now they don’t. Whether they did before remains a question.
I believe the greatest threat to America’s freedom and liberty is happening right here in our own country and ironically it’s coming from those who claim that they represent freedom and liberty like the ACLU, otherwise known as the AntiChristian Lawyers Union.
For instance the right of a valedictorian to give a speech and freely say what’s on his mind has once again been denied by a misguided judge influenced by the ACLU. Thankfully, this wrongheaded decision was overturned by a more rational judge but I’m shocked that these kind of assaults on our freedom of speech still continue in spite of the fact that the Constitution specifically protects our right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Why do schools insist they have a right to see the speeches just so they can censor them before they are to be given? Don’t they trust their own ability to properly educate and train their students to live in a free society? Why do they even bother letting students write their own speeches anyway, if they don’t trust them? After all, they always choose their best students for the honor and I always thought that one of the most important ideas about getting an education was that students will be taught about this amazing concept that we have called freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
Here is what I think the real problem is. Instead of teaching students how to think the schools are actually trying to teach them what to think. Specifically, they are trying to teach their students to be irreligious. In that case I can understand why they would want to control what the students have to say. But that’s totally wrong. That’s not education, it’s mind control and that is unconstitutional. Richard Carlson San Jose, California