Here’s the scoop. Lately, in the world, political parties have been shutting each other down for their own gain. Liberal students in colleges riot to stop speakers like Ben Shapiro from holding a lecture and republican youngsters shutting down other students for political beliefs. This is not new to the political world though.
In 1965 students attending a junior-high school participated in wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam war. The principal preemptively knew about the protest the students would be taking part in. She made an announcement that all students will be asked to remove the armband or students will be suspended. Children arrived at school the next day sporting the dreaded armband. As warned, the armband was removed and students were suspended. The motive for the principal to do this was that is could cause a disturbance on the school grounds. Students sued the school district, and it went to the Supreme Court who ruled 7 to 2 in favor of the students stating “Students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”
Similar events have happened in recent years. A high school teacher living in New Jersey in June 2017 was found wearing a Make America Great Again t-shirt in the yearbook. The t-shirt was then edited to not feature the words. The teacher is now in a legal battle to sue the school. Not only it is happening on the other side of the country, but it’s also happening in your own backyards.
For example, I was found wearing a political hat in the yearbook. In response, Principal Heidi DeBritton ordered yearbook teacher and advisor, Mrs. Phan, to remove the political lettering from the hat. Research shows that minors, in fact, have first amendment rights in school granting me ability by law to be allowed to wear the hat. In addition, extra research into the student handbook proves that I am allowed to wear the hat.
Censorship is sweeping the nation. What do you think should be done? Should things political be censored? Share your opinion in the comments.