TEACHER BLOG

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The teacher at the center of a blogging controversy gives her side of the story. It amazes me how many people are going out of their way to claim they are offended but far as I can tell she never named anyone. While her comments may not have been the most tasteful (that’s in the eye of the beholder) her speech is her OPINION and should be protected as free expression. The school district tolerates WAY more from foul mouthed students all the time.

Free speech is a cornerstone of our democracy. That means you have to TOLERATE speech that you may not like. Howard Stern used to point this out all the time. He always said that there is a top of the speech ladder and there is a bottom… he happens to be the bottom. He’s right. We tolerate hate speech from Imams at Friday prayers. No one DARES to call them on it. Gay rights parades display all manner of debauchery in public and no one DARES to call them on it. Anti-American groups spew all manner of rhetoric and that’s just fine. Our President swears in a press conference and it gets ignored.

A frustrated suburban teacher points out what we all know to be the truth- that SOME of the kids are IDIOTS and suddenly everyone gets bent out of shape? Spare me. Blogs do a lot of good. Our MSM can’t be trusted to report the news fairly and in an unbiased manner as I have pointed out on more than one occasion. Blogs and social media are extremely powerful tools. A look at the events going on in the middle east these days is proof that unsuppressed communication is critical to the spread FREEDOM. Any restriction on free speech is a dangerous precedent that every American, like it or not should reject.

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23 Responses to TEACHER BLOG

  1. Randal Graves says:

    At least she’s not a stereotypical attention whore.

    • Randall- not like you to completely miss the issue at hand. You feeling OK?

      • Dustoff says:

        lol………

      • Randal Graves says:

        So what’s the issue at hand? And if you say freedom of speech, you’re a complete and utter tard.

        And it’s totally like you to think this is a free speech issue when it has nothing to do with free speech.

        The fact that you’re comparing the writings of a teacher about her students to Howard Stern is completely ridiculous. Teachers are (and should be) held to a much higher standard than a shock jock.

      • So teachers can’t express their opinions? What law says that? I’m pretty sure there is one that says they CAN. While we’re at it are there any other people you want to take the right to free speech away from? Just curious.

        I’ll spot you Al Sharpton.

      • Randal Graves says:

        No one said she couldn’t express her opinion. Why don’t you actually READ the 1st Amendment that you so strongly defend. You’ll see that, ONCE AGAIN, this has absolutely nothing to do with Freedom of Speech.

        To answer your question: Teachers can certainly express their opinion; they just have to be prepared to accept the consequences.

      • It’s not freedom of speech if there are CONSEQUENCES. Duh. You can say anything you want but if the King doesn’t like it he’ll cut off your head. Oh I get it now. It isn’t liable or slander. The First Amendment is clear in its intent.

      • Randal Graves says:

        Yes it is! I guess you’re just not intelligent enough to understand it.

        For example, if I go to work today and tell my boss that he is an idiot, I’m getting fired. Is my freedom of speech being violated? I though so.

      • That would be a great scenario. Unfortunately that’s NOT what she did. Smarty pants.

  2. Bob G. says:

    Cap:
    This teacher did NOTHING wrong…
    MY wife’s a HS teacher too, and she tells me the EXACT same stuff with her “students”.
    (must be a nationwide pandemic of stupidity and whininess with those misbehaving kids)

    More like the “talking dead”?

    Good post!

    😉

    Stay safe out there.

  3. Old NFO says:

    She told the truth. THAT is what she did wrong…

  4. Bob / NFO yeah pretty much sums it up.

  5. Howie says:

    She should have never said that. People don’t want to hear the truth.

    Have any of you ever told your wife she looks fat in those jeans? Some things are better left unsaid.

  6. Mike47 says:

    Randall makes a valid point, but he insults you in the process. He needs to realize THAT has consequences. Maybe he does it for the sport of it.

    The classic example of “freedom of speech but with consequences” is yes, you can yell “FIRE!” in a crowded theater when there is none, but it’s the wrong thing to do and has severe consequences. Laws don’t prohibit free speech, but do prescribe penalties for harm that results from acts of vocal malice. Do the teacher’s comments rise to that level? I doubt it. The objections to the teacher’s blog comments are simply opinions reflective of that class of individuals who choose to be offended, and think that alone is sufficient cause to muzzle her in the court of public opinion. The liberal media is more than happy to oblige.

    Bottom line? “Opinions are like a**holes… everybody has one.”

  7. Wyatt Earp says:

    I’d bang her.

    I’m sure she wouldn’t be disciplined for taking her students out of class to attend political protests, a la Wisconsin.

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