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.