Monday, May 3, 2010

Teacher investigated for disagreeing with Tea Party

The thought police in Beaverton, Oregon, think that not only students but also teachers should be kept in suspended animation when they're at home on their own time.

A middle school teacher began a website on his own time titled Crash the Tea Party. He intended to "dismantle and demolish" the fascist Tea Party movement.

Those are noble goals. But the school district launched an investigation against him and placed him on leave - even though he did not use school resources to run the website. (Meanwhile, school officials in my area use school computers to send out racist e-mails - yet they go unpunished.)

The investigation of the Oregon teacher was launched because right-wing activists complained about his opposition to the Tea Parties. The instructor said he planned to dress as Hitler to poke fun at the rallies. But the real Nazis are those who tried to get the teacher fired.

A few days ago, however, the teacher was taken off of leave - but the probe continues. Now the Nazis who supported his firing are demanding an explanation as to why he was reinstated.

Maybe it's because it's a free country perhaps? In a democratic republic, we don't take cues from a bunch of bigoted loudmouths like the Tea Parties whose aim is to deprive people of their rights.