We all know that real army men don't carry guns, they carry bags of candy to befriend the grumpy-gusses that are stirring up trouble in the world. If the candy doesn't work, well, our guys will set them down and give them a stern talking to, and don't you think they won't!
Heck our guys even talked the British into leaving us alone and letting us have our very own playground back in 1776...
Let's get this one back on topic - the gibberish that poor boy ran up against for putting a toy soldier on his hat. That's a freakin' weapon? The whole thing just jacks my jaws. I hate to think of how it might warp the kid, having this whole mess occur because of the idiotic reaction. Kind of hard for a kid to believe that is was not because of him. Oh well, one more kid who will hate school and authority - now that's educating a responsible citizen.
I hate to be blunt, but in this case i simply must. These politically correct, mamby pamby, tree hugging, wuss-bite, misguided fools who set these idiotic standards, can bite my red, white and blue all American ass. Men with guns made this country, men with guns helped it survive, men with guns saved it ten times over. Guns aren't evil, they can't be. They're simply inanimate tools. Only humans have the decision making capability to choose between good and evil, and to commit an act of kindness or brutality. So ban the kids hat because it had representations of humans on it, but not because it had representations of guns.
'There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before.' -Sherlock Holmes
"This crap is getting ridiculous, it seems that our schools have abandoned common sense in favor of "political correctness"."
If "modern professional educators" had any common sense there would be no "political correctness." And they would actually be interested in seeing that our kids get more real education and less indoctrination to liberal group think. And toy guns and pictures would again be toys and pictures.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
NRA Life Member
God Bless the United States Military
How 'bout starting a "toy soldier" campaign where we get everyone we can, to send this school as many toy soldiers as we can all find. Bury their PC axxes in little green men with GUNS!
Just a quick little note, not all of us teenagers think and speak gibberish. But I do like that idea, it'd be funny to hot glue little army men on thier floors at the school. Anyways, did anyone else notice that little saying on the school? "Everybody is Somebody"? So I guess we can't have any boo-boo's. I remember Glenn Beck talked about letting your child learn lessons of life by actually experiencing boo-boo's (his analogy was "let your kid get nailed in the face with the dodgeball every once and a while"). My school is pretty lax on stuff like this, no zero tolerance policy at my school.
Our history books however are terrible (just like the history teachers). Our history book had 2 or 3 sentences about Castro's "Immense Social Reforms" and the last sentence about him was "He was also a harsh dictator of Cuba". My history teacher told me Napoleon was a WWII hero. But did they have anything about what Che did? Maybe Stalin? Or maybe they had something about Woodrow Wilson's socialism? Nope on all 3 counts. They are very pro-UN though. The first day the teacher had a quote on the board about war in Africa and she asked us what we thought we ought to do. My answer was to the effect of "Let them kill themselves, then you'll have peace". She didn't like that too well....
The decision caused an uproar among people who thought the school had not exercised common sense for a boy who was trying to be patriotic. The American Civil Liberties Union’s Rhode Island affiliate said in a statement Friday that the school had also violated David’s constitutional right to free speech and should change its dress code so that no similar incident occurs in the future.
The ban also got the attention of Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, the retired head of the Rhode Island National Guard. On Friday, he went on John DePetro’s radio talk show with David to reward him for remembering the troops. Centracchio presented David with a challenge coin given to recognize excellence, he said. He told him that he had also given one to both Presidents Bush, and to President Clinton