Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Are the First and Fourteenth Amendments Dead?

by Janet Crain
I truly believe that had this graduate's commencement address referred to her Muslim faith, the remarks would have been allowed. We have bent over backward so far in this country it has become absurd.



During the spring of 2006, graduating senior Brittany McComb was chosen to give the valedictory speech at Foothill High School in Henderson, Nev., by virtue of achieving the highest GPA in the school. After composing her remarks, she submitted them to school administrators according to standard district policy. School administrators, with the advice of their district legal counsel, censored her speech, deleting all three Bible references, several references to “the Lord” and the only mention of the word “Christ.”

On Thursday, June 15, 2006, McComb delivered her commencement address to over 400 fellow students, families and staff. However, believing that the district’s censorship of her speech amounted to a violation of her right to free speech, she attempted to deliver the original version of her remarks in which she shares her personal beliefs about the role that her Christian beliefs played in her success.

When school officials found her to be straying from the approved text, they unplugged her microphone, thus ending the address. Despite extensive jeers from the audience over the school officials’ actions, McComb was not permitted to finish giving her valedictory speech.

http://www.rutherford.org/KeyCases/McComb.asp




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keyboard.jockey said...

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/03/border-patrol-wants-to-deflower-mexican.html

The plan for Mexican Drug Violence on the Mexican Border. This Plan is to use a defoliant but there has been an injunction stopping the use on a 1.1 mile test strip between Nueva Laredo and Laredo.

Obama's plans to secure the Mexican Border getting flack from the GREENS.