I don’t know about you, but I sure could use $85,000.
I had just received an email this morning from someone called “The Slot Guru,” offering me his booklet on “How to Win Big” at the slot machines. But I was distracted by a news item that demonstrated a surer way to hit the jackpot.
As reported by The Daily Caller ( http://dailycaller.com ), July 7, a high school English teacher in South Carolina has been paid $85,000–plus his regular salary and benefits, plus $32,000 in attorneys’ fees–for stomping on an American flag in front of his class. In three different periods, no less. In recognition of his childish behavior, school officials suspended him with (of course) full pay.
Now the taxpayers have to pony up for an out-of-court settlement to avoid a lawsuit. The flag-stomping teacher sued the school district for breach of contract (it’s virtually impossible to fire a unionized public school teacher), defamation (like anyone but this doofus himself is to blame for showing himself to be an ass), and–ta-dah!–“emotional distress.”
I cannot explain why school officials thought they’d lose this lawsuit if it came to court.
So we must suppose it’s okay for a public school teacher, battening on the taxpayers, to tear down their country’s flag in front of their children and grind it underfoot. Come to think of it, we ought to applaud him for showing so vividly what public education is doing to America on a much bigger scale. It’s almost Biblical in its symbolism.
Do you suppose he would have been paid $85,000 for stomping on organized sodomy’s “rainbow” flag? Or the Mexican flag?
Meanwhile, American parents continue to send America’s children to schools where they are taught, by the likes of this flag-stomping teacher, to despise America.
That’s another thing I can’t explain.