“God, Guns, Country”: Three “offensive” words that “could incite fear among the students”
October 24th, 2013
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Rules are rules, you know.
Spring Hill Middle School in Longview, Texas is very specific about the attire the students wear. Principal Kathy Parker doesn’t want the kids unduly terrified by rebels who wear scary clothing. She’s backed up by the student handbook, which states that attire may not ¬†bear¬†‚Äúpictures, logos, phrases, letters or words printed on them that are obscene, suggestive, crude or immoral in the judgment of the administration,” including ‚Äúnude/semi-nude figures, pictures or logos of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; obscene gestures; curse words; slang words; portrayal of drug paraphernalia; figures in suggestive postures; skulls and crossbones; and macabre words or graphics.‚ÄĚ
So it makes sense that 8th grader Christian Davidson was punished for wearing a tee shirt with a bible verse and the insignia “God, Guns, and Country”.
What on earth could a parent be thinking, letting a child out of the house like that.
God. Nope, that isn’t mentioned in the handbook.
Country. Un-uh. That isn’t there either.
Guns.¬†Hmmm….reading over that list again in case I missed it.
There is definitely an agenda afoot in popular culture to demonize guns. Heck, the mere mention of the word is apparently enough to “incite fear among the students.”
Young Christian staunchly resisted the principal’s demand to turn his shirt wrong side out or wear the inmate-orange tee-shirt the school offered him. He opted to have the school phone¬†his dad, Andy Davidson, who, incidentally, just happens to own the company that created the offending garment. Davidson’s company is called¬†Maker’s Militia¬†and this is his mission statement:
Maker’s Militia is more than a clothing brand. We are a faith based movement with a bold political voice. We choose to stand united as brothers & sisters in Christ with our fellow Americans, in an effort to restore and retain our freedoms. We seek to ensure that the constitutional rights bestowed upon us by God Almighty, through the founding fathers of this great nation, are restored and upheld by all those we elect, and those who represent them. We are the resistance.
Not surprisingly (after reading that mission statement) the school did NOT find an ally in Mr. Davidson. Mr. Davidson did not, as requested, bring Christian a less frightening shirt. Instead, the father stands proudly behind his son.
‚ÄúHe stood his ground and it makes me proud…(Parker) said what my son was wearing was intolerable attire,‚ÄĚ Davidson said…
Davidson said the principal said it was within her discretion to make this judgment.
‚ÄúShe told me she thought it was best to keep the shirt away from other students,‚ÄĚ Davidson said. ‚ÄúShe thought it was offensive and could incite fear among the students.‚ÄĚ
Instead of taking off the shirt, Christian served an in-school suspension, meaning he was not allowed to go to class that day. Davidson called it ‚Äúsolitary confinement.‚ÄĚ
What‚Äôs more, Davidson claimed that Parker said if his son‚Äôs behavior persisted ‚ÄĒ if he chose to wear the shirt again or one with a similar theme ‚ÄĒ he would face increasing punishments.
But Davidson doesn‚Äôt see how it‚Äôs a behavioral issue.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a First Amendment issue,‚ÄĚ he said.
And Davidson said his son plans to wear shirts like this again, ignoring the threat of more punishment at school.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs not purposely trying to disobey authority. I teach my son to obey the law until the law imposed is quite unlawful,‚ÄĚ Davidson said.
‚ÄúEmotional opposition to some words or ideas that some have do not legally or morally override someone‚Äôs rights,‚ÄĚ Davidson said. (source)
We are all being subjected to an insidious, creeping mind control, especially children in the public school system. We are being taught what to fear in order to make us easier to control. When people become afraid of mere words on a shirt, we can be assured that¬†the programming is working.
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