Saw this and it made me laugh.
OK, so this kid decides to wear his John Edwards 2008 T-shirt to school (High School) and gets upset about his free speech being infringed upon when they sent him home.
“Bong Hits for Jesus” anyone (a.k.a Morse v Frederick)? The point is that a school has a right to set policy that limits the rights of students to promote an environment of learning and preventing disruption. The school had a clear policy that T-shirts espousing any political nature were prohibited. In fact, according to the school’s policy a John Deere T-shirt would be prohibited. Now, had Mr. Palmer (the student in question) actually been able to show that another student was able to wear a non-sanctioned T-shirt (especially one espousing a political position) then he would have grounds on unequal treatment. This however will likely go nowhere. I honestly wonder at the student’s thinking in this matter. Either he never noticed that no one ever wore a T-shirt with a political message, or he knew better and is doing it as a stunt (a la “Don’t Tase Me Bro”). Either is disturbing.