Education Fat-Heads Do It Again

For people who are always running on and on about “choice,” liberals are really good at taking people’s choices away.

And so the 2017 Wall Township High School, NJ, yearbooks have been “edited,” or rather censored, to remove all references to President Donald Trump–because, see, you’re not supposed to make that choice! So one kid had a quote from Trump deleted, and another had his “Make America Great Again” shirt airbrushed free of its logo (http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/wall-township-high-school-nj-photoshops-references-president-trump-students-year-books/).

The students were not in violation of any posted standards or restrictions. Apparently you can quote from any president but Donald Trump. You’re not allowed to make that choice.

The superintendent of schools says she will be “investigating possible violations of First Amendment rights.” Possible? Did she say “possible”?

Parents want the yearbooks re-issued without the censorship.

We are not told which particular liberal fat-head censored them in the first place.

Here’s my prediction: the moment a credible threat is made to file a civil rights lawsuit, the school will cave in and re-issue the yearbooks. This is what always happens. Legally, the censors don’t have a leg to stand on.

Because, let’s face it, boys and girls–the liberal agenda simply isn’t Constitutional.

They can only do what we let them get away with–which is way, way, way too much.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations.

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3 responses to “Education Fat-Heads Do It Again

  • UnKnowable

    I saw this in yesterday’s news and was astounded. When I was in school, the First Amendment was sacrosanct. Even we, a bunch of dumb-butt high school kids, many of whom dressed like hippies; even we TREASURED the First Amendment. Had this happened at my high school the students would have raised hell amd the parents would have raised it more. This, BTW, would have been in the Nixon years, and he had some serious opposition from day one.

    I just hope that whomever broke the law here, and I see that as clear-cut, should pay a penalty under law. If it rises to the level of criminality then the person(s) involved should be prosecuted and not be pled out of their charges. At the very least, property rights of those whom purchased yearbooks were hijacked and a civil suit should ensue. In either case, I would question the wisdom of people with such a record being kept on the employment roles of that district. The next step should (but probably won’t) be some serious pressure to the school board to clean house.

    People seem to forget that government operates at the pleasure of the people, and not the opposite. Just yesterday, I made a purchase in a nearby town, a town which has discovered the magic of Sales Tax in a very big way. Purchases there are taxed at 11%, and this in a city which provides the scantest of services to its citizens. The town is being choked to death by a local government which has dollar signs in its eyes.

    Meanwhile, businesses fail and one by one close. The shopping center in that town has over ten vacant spots and many stand-alone business locations are vacant. Restaurants are closing right and left because of a minimum wage law which makes it almost impossible for a restaurant to be profitable. The one remaining truly good restaurant in town comes in at about $13 for the average meal, if you drink only water. About $1.50 of that is sales tax. There are other restaurants, one being open on a limited schedule, and another at which one had better inspect the plates and utensils carefully, because cleanliness is a chronic issue.

    So I watch a small town collapse in on itself. Walmart is doing fine, because it is a logistic solution which avoids an 80 mile round trip to other shopping areas. The town government raises taxes and regulates itself out of existence and the citizens are mute. The Founding Fathers are spinning in their graves.

    • leeduigon

      Our town does that–taxes business out of existence, and residents out of their homes. Gotta keep those public employee pensions good and healthy! They get away with it because the turnover is so high. People come here only to move away after two or three years.

      • UnKnowable

        It’s tragic. This particular town was once a rail center. In the era of the US Highways, they did a brisk business in Motor Courts, sport of a southern alternative to Route 66.

        At this point, all they have to sell is sunshine. The RV parks fill with retirees every winter and business is brisk. As winter recedes in the north the retirees leave and local businesses slow down. More than once I have seen someone open a business in late winter only to perish before autumn brought the “snowbirds” back.

        So the town dies a lingering death. Crowded in the winter months and empty in summer. Local people either commute to Tucson (100 mile round trip) or are quite likely on some sort of public assistance. There are some bright spots and many of these are very happy if they can find reliable help, but the bottom line conclusion is not a happy one.

        Fifteen years ago, there were two new car dealerships, the shopping center was 70% or more occupied and there were a number of viable restaurant choices, including several fast food outlets. Today there are no dealerships, the shopping center has a supermarket, a hardware store and a couple of specialty restaurants (never open for breakfast) while the restaurant choices have become so limited that I drove to Tucson for breakfast yesterday. It was that, or risk eating in places I would not recommend for reasons of cleanliness and/or horrid service. Most of the fast food outlets are far long gone, boarded up and likely to stay that way.

        In the face of all this, the town government has greater demands than ever upon its services and can only turn to property or sales taxes as a source of funding. People aren’t incapable of doing the math and I’d wager that larger purchases will soon be conducted in places with more favorable tax rates. Face it, that party is over.

        I don’t claim to have an answer, but I will say that my recent visit to the Midwest showed a marked contrast. Help wanted signs were everywhere and small manufacturing concerns were ubiquitous. The restaurants were full of customers and there was a sense of bustle. There is a lesson her, and it’s simple, produce or perish. The Midwest has manufacturing, value being added to raw materials and an economy of growth. The desert Southwest has little in the way of productive industry and you can only take in one another’s laundry for so long.

        Sadly, I own property here. 🙁

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