Thursday, January 19, 2017

Iowa uniform bill stalls

A Republican bill in Iowa that would allow public schools to force kids to wear uniforms has stalled.

Right-wingers claim to be for smaller government, but they lie. Their support of this bill proves they lie.

Republican State Sen. Brad Zaun championed the bill - though the topic might be a bit of a sore spot in Iowa, for Iowa was the state that inspired the Tinker v. Des Moines ruling, which banned public school uniforms. The Iowa State Education Association opposed the bill because it ran roughshod over on freedom of expression. Democratic Sen. Herman Quirmbach also spoke against it. He said of the bill, "We are infringing on people's constitutional rights. That is not a trivial thing to do."

But Republicans do it all the time.


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