Monday, February 15, 2010

Teacher fired for opposing paddling loses case


Utterly unbelievable.

In Booneville, Mississippi, a while back, a special ed teacher was fired all because she expressed opposition to corporal punishment of autistic students.

I guess paddling disabled children wasn't enough to satisfy the Booneville school system, so it began policing the thoughts of employees who dared to oppose this practice.

Firing the teacher violated her First Amendment rights - so she sued.

But now right-wing U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock has dismissed the instructor's suit - saying the First Amendment doesn't apply.

Um, yes it does. That's what constitutional amendments do. They apply. That's their function in life.

The court's excuse is that the Supreme Court's Garcetti v. Ceballos ruling of 2006 nixed the right to work-related free speech. Er, no. That ruling is constitutionally null and void.

Not surprisingly, however, Aycock is herself a Bush appointee.

Bush wasn't even a real President, so as far as I'm concerned, he doesn't get to appoint anyone. Bush was a rogue dictator who stole 2 presidential elections.

And it's time we get that clear.


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