Friday, June 29, 2007

Students can't say "Bong Hits for Jesus" but they can say...

Bush is a coke head and drunk:

Putting its recent ruling on student speech into practice, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected a school district's appeal of a ruling that it violated a student's rights by censoring his anti-Bush T-shirt.

A seventh-grader from Vermont was suspended for wearing a shirt that bore images of cocaine and a martini glass—but also had messages calling President Bush a lying drunk driver who abused cocaine and marijuana, and the "chicken-hawk-in-chief" who was engaged in a "world domination tour."


Williamstown Middle School Principal Kathleen Morris-Kortz said the images violated the school dress code, which prohibits clothing that promotes the use of drugs or alcohol.
Probably viewed as political speech which we all can agree should be free but someone might want to explain to the child that it's disrespectful and that he might want to remember his attitude toward drugs when he's in HS. He wouldn't want to be considered a hypocrite.