Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Critical Article in Washington Post today on liberty

I am writing this post today, at this time for several reasons with the main reason being there is a definite attempt in the present administration in Washington DC to curtail/limit/suspend the liberties of U S citizens. The Washington Post, [which I have always considered very liberal] has even been forced to admit it; and they published an article today entitled "10 Reasons U S is no longer the land of the free" and it is a must read. The Obama administration has suspended the 4th Amendment, the first amendment, and all of the amendments about "due process" and citizens cannot pretend otherwise. I urge you to read that article now.
Also, Read Write Web has an article located at: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/supreme_court_offers_no_help_to_schools_looking_to.php/ w quote:
"More recently, however, the ruling in Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent Community School District has been interpreted to give schools authority over comments students make on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social networks, regardless of the student's physical location when the comments are posted." It is important you understand how that affected every student in the U S . The Tinker decision was in 1969 and you can read it at:
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/firstamendment/tinker.html w quotes from it: "In our system, state-operated schools may not be enclaves of totalitarianism. School officials do not possess absolute authority over their students. Students in school as well as out of school are "persons" under our Constitution. They are possessed of fundamental rights which the State must respect, just as they themselves must respect their obligations to the State. In our system, students may not be regarded as closed-circuit recipients of only that which the State chooses to communicate. They may not be confined to the expression of those sentiments that are officially approved. In the absence of a specific showing of constitutionally valid reasons to regulate their speech, students are entitled to freedom of expression of their views. As Judge Gewin, speaking for the Fifth Circuit, said, school officials cannot suppress "expressions of feelings with which they do not wish to contend."..."'The vigilant protection of constitutional freedoms is nowhere more vital than in the community of American schools.' The classroom is peculiarly the 'marketplace of ideas.' The Nation's future depends upon leaders trained through wide exposure to that robust  exchange of ideas which discovers truth 'out of a multitude of tongues, [rather] than through any kind of authoritative selection.'"
The principle of these cases is not confined to the supervised and ordained discussion which takes place in the classroom. The principal use to which the schools are dedicated is to accommodate students during prescribed hours for the purpose of certain types of activities. Among those activities is personal intercommunication among the students. This is not only an inevitable part of the process of attending school; it is also an important part of the educational process. A student's rights, therefore, do not embrace merely the classroom hours. When he is in the cafeteria, or on the playing field, or on the campus during the authorized hours, he may express his opinions, even on controversial subjects like the conflict in Vietnam, if he does so without "materially and substantially interfer[ing] with the requirements of appropriate discipline in the operation of the school" and without colliding with the rights of others". But after all of that this was their decision:

"After an evidentiary hearing the District Court dismissed the complaint. It upheld the constitutionality of the school authorities' action on the ground that it was reasonable in order to prevent disturbance of school discipline. 258 F.Supp. 971 (1966).
On appeal, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit considered the case en banc. The court was equally divided, and the District Court's decision was accordingly affirmed, without opinion. 383 F.2d 988 (1967). We granted certiorari"
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The U S has got to end 'big brother government" including schools that teach socialism/communism.
I want you all to remember that though I am Republican, and because of U S Constitution's definition of a republic & its citizens, I do not think Mitt Romney is republican; because of how he governed Massachusetts one of the most socialist-leaning states in the nation. Please vote for a true republican in upcoming election; & that means one who knows what the Constitution's actual words are.
Gloria Poole; at my apt in Missouri; 12:37am;18-Jan-2012.