So, now the left is trying to limit speech by suspending fifth graders? Really? Daxx Dalton, an 11-year-old living in Colorado, wore a homemade anti-Obama shirt. The shirt had Obama with a veto sign and read: “Obama: A Terrorist's Best Friend.” The shirt was made especially for patriotism day, where all students were encouraged to wear red, white, and blue.
After it caused a heated discussion during recess, Daxx’s school told him to turn the shirt inside out or he would be suspended. Daxx decided to be suspended. “They’re taking away my right of freedom of speech,” Daxx said. “If I have the right to wear this shirt I’m going to use it. And if the only way to use it is get suspended, then I’m going to get suspended.” A very knowing statement for a fifth grader.
His father, a Republican, told FOX News, “It’s the public school system. Let’s be honest, it’s full of liberal loons. I didn’t expect (my son) to get what he got, that was ridiculously uncalled for.”
The school’s only statement was that the district “respects a student’s right to free speech, such as the right to wear specific clothing.”
Now, I live in a very liberal town and I am taking AP Government and almost everyone is liberal. If I wear a McCain shirt, nobody cares. I see a ton of Obama shirts and I don’t get upset. It’s called freedom of speech, something this Colorado district doesn’t seem to understand.
Freedom of speech is the first amendment and it’s my favorite. I like being able to say Obama’s an idiot and will ruin our country and know I’m not going to be shot. Knowing that freedom of speech is being violated for a little innocent boy that has done nothing wrong, well, that pisses me off.
This boy has done nothing wrong. He has a right to freedom of speech and to wear that shirt. I hope this goes to court, because this boy does not deserve a suspension. Or we can just throw the whole constitution out the window.