America’s government schools are notoriously liberal and blatantly anti-Trump.
They often get away with outrageous bullying of conservative students.
But one judge issued a shocking ruling after a student was suspended for his pro-Trump t-shirt.
The fall of America’s public education system can be traced back to the advent of powerful teachers’ unions.
Their complete control over most school systems has left a government run system of less learning, more crime, and political correctness beyond the pale.
And unfortunately for our nation’s children, and our very future, they get away with it.
Most of the time that is.
An Oregon court recently upheld the right of high school senior Addison Barnes to wear a pro-Trump t-shirt in school.
U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman’s ruling was issued during a lawsuit brought by Barnes against Liberty High School in Oregon. He also brought suit against the Hillsboro School District and the principal of the school Greg Timmons.
The lawsuit was a result of Barnes’ suspension from the high school for wearing a t-shirt that the school’s principle decided was offensive.
Barnes, who is an 18-year-old senior at Liberty High School wore the shirt to show his support for the duly elected President of our nation, something that used to be promoted in our schools.
And, according to Barnes, the school made no similar efforts to ban viewpoints opposing his own, which he found offensive.
As an example he cited a poster, hung by a teacher in a classroom, that read “Sanctuary City, Welcome Home” and was never removed.
Lawyers for the school district tried to argue that the Barnes’ t-shirt would was contributing to a “hostile learning environment” and was making some students feel insecure in school.
They tried to further their argument by pointing out that roughly 33 percent of the high school’s students are of Hispanic descent.
This faulty reasoning of course assumes incorrectly that ALL Hispanics oppose Trump.
But in trying to prove their allegation, the lawyers for school system used the argument that Liberty High School had been the site of recent student walkouts and sit-ins to protest President Trump’s immigration policies.
Unfortunately for them, this argument essentially stated that the school system and the school had taken sides in a political debate. It also in effect made the claim that since the school had taken sides, any other point of view were considered by them as a “threat to the community.”
Hillsboro School District attorney Peter Mersereau actually claimed in his argument, “This particular school district has a population that is one-third Hispanic. This is not Lake Oswego. This is not West Linn.”
By comparing Liberty’s school district to other, less Hispanic school districts, the lawyer was effectively arguing that once a community reaches a certain percentage of foreign-born students First Amendment rights are lost.
According to Mersereau, these school districts should be governed by the laws of the country from which their parents fled. Not the U.S. Constitution.
But, in a shocking ruling for many observers, the judge stopped Mersereau dead, asking, “So First Amendment protections vary from high school to high school?”
Then, Judge Mosman completely dismissed the school’s defense that Barnes’ t-shirt might offend some of the largely immigrant school population, saying the “thin” defense so far offered little support for the district’s argument that the shirt could “substantially disrupt” the school and the students.
Mosman’s ruling stated: “There’s not enough to go on here to show that sort of legitimate concern justifying censorship of this core political speech.”
It was a rare win for free speech in courts frequently dominated by Obama-era appointees to the federal judiciary.
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CNN is at the tip of the spear of the Fake News Media’s campaign to smear President Trump over his response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Fake news CNN will twist any story and misrepresent any set of facts to try and make Donald Trump look bad.
And now this CNN host said four words that will leave you speechless.
White House senior advisor Peter Navarro appeared on fake news CNN host Brianna Keilar’s show to discuss the administration’s efforts to manage the supply chain for crucial medical equipment like ventilators.
Navarro accused Keilar of sensationalizing the issue at hand by showing pictures of New York City hospital nurses wearing garbage bags in an effort to show the administration was not sending needed medical supplies to hospital workers.
This was not true as Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo even stated that every hospital in New York had enough equipment for the immediate future.
Navarro tried to point out that Keilar was distorting the truth by sensationalizing the issue, but Keilar rudely interrupted him.
“I am not sensationalizing anything,” Keilar fired back. “I am tracking in facts here and governors are saying that their states are calling up these suppliers and FEMA’s already purchased everything. So they are siloed from things being allocated and coordinated and they’re trying to spend all of this time and energy trying to acquire some of these things, and they can’t get it.”
Later on in the interview Navarro pointed out another truth – the Trump administration inherited a depleted national strategic stockpile after the Obama administration emptied the reserves during the 2009 swine flu pandemic and never replenished them.
“Don’t tell me we were ill prepared for this,” Navarro told Keilar. “We inherited the system of testing and inherited of stockpiles that was woefully inadequate for this and there was plenty of people to the last two administrations who had wake up calls and they went back to sleep.”
No criticism of Barack Obama can ever go unchallenged on fake news CNN so Keilar insulted Navarro by telling him “you’re wasting everyone’s time.”
“You’re wasting everyone’s time with this,” Keilar hysterically ranted. “It’s 2020. The president was elected in 2016. Can you get to a million ventilators?”
To fake news CNN there is only one story – Donald Trump is allowing the coronavirus to kill millions of Americans.
That is not true and CNN is censoring the real facts to mislead their audience.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.