School Official Heard Claiming Constitutional Rights Don’t Apply
For a lot of high school students, the Constitution is about as dry a subject as you can get. But not for some kids in Boca Raton, FL.
Students at the Spanish River High School in this Miami suburb show an interest in Constitutional rights — especially when they are taken away right under their noses. Members of the American Club there were surprised that Christian speaker/musician Bradlee Dean was kicked off of their school’s property over Dean’s conservative views, even though Dean had been invited weeks before under the approval of the school’s administration.
“I was surprised that a teacher … or someone who worked at the school, was telling the students that we’re not supposed to uphold the Constitutional values given by our Founding Fathers while on school property,” a student said after Dean was kicked off school property. The student’s comments are recorded on a YouTube video chronicling the incident:
Exiled to the roadside
This is the kind of student most teachers want — someone who is passionately interested in the subject. The other students in the club were no doubt just as fascinated, as they sat on the grass afterwards just off the school property to hear Dean’s talk.
But Dean’s talk was too politically incorrect, in the eyes of Principal William Latson and his cohorts at Spanish River. Latson ignored the fact that Dean had been invited by the school’s club (which has invited other conservative speakers, including entertainer Victoria Jackson) and that Dean’s appearance was approved and announced on the school’s PA system that week.
“Controversial” and “Anti-Homosexuality”
Halfway through the event, it was shut down by the principal, who cited “controversial statements” and the “anti-homosexuality” of Dean’s group “Sons of Liberty.” (Disclosure: Sons of Liberty is a client of our firm, TreeFrogClick.) One official told the group that the Constitution “does not apply to school property,” and that neither the Club nor the speakers had any First Amendment rights.
What? The Constitution does not apply to public school property, and First Amendment rights are squashed? Sounds like these school officials have put their institution in the same category as a prison, or a school in a communist country.
And anyone who believes in traditional morality, such that homosexual acts are inherently disordered — runs the risk of being trotted off school grounds.
To make it clear, America, most public schools — or should I say government schools — are doing their utmost to dismantle students’ beliefs that families should be led by a mom and dad, and not by two men or two women who are sexually involved with one another. If you aren’t sure what’s going on, find out what kind of sex education, field trips to Planned Parenthood, and “anti-bullying” programs that are a mask for the homosexual agenda are going on at your school.
Dean and his group did not play dead over the eviction but got ahold of their lawyers, who have threatened an injunction and federal legal action if Dean is not allowed to speak on campus.
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