Monday, June 25, 2007

"Bong Hits for Jesus" limits Students rights.. NO IT DOESN'T!

Did anyone else see this article?

"The Supreme Court ruled against a former high school student Monday in the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner case -- a split decision that limits students' free speech rights.
Joseph Frederick was 18 when he unveiled the 14-foot paper sign on a public sidewalk outside his Juneau, Alaska, high school in 2002.
Principal Deborah Morse confiscated it and suspended Frederick. He sued, taking his case all the way to the nation's highest court.
The justices ruled 6-3 that Frederick's free speech rights were not violated by his suspension over what the majority's written opinion called a "sophomoric" banner....."

I am all for free speech, but come on!!!! Why do people actually think this is limiting their freedom of speech. As American's we can say almost anything we want, but when it is at school? People that think they should be able to do and say WHATEVER they want, WHENEVER they want are taking advantage of freedom of speech. In my opinion, it is still very reasonable to ask someone not to say certain things in certain places.. You wouldn't walk into a church and start cussing, so why is this ok? Get over it people! This decision does not mean we are all going to start losing our freedom.


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