May 02, 2006
a case for school uniforms
I rebelled against the "Dress Code" when I was in high school. In fact, as editor of the school newspaper, I wrote a couple of scathing editorials condemning the idea. I didn't believe that what students wore to school had a damn thing to do with learning anything.
I have since changed my mind. I see kids waiting on the school bus today and I want to bitch-slap their parents. Some of the girls dress like cheap hookers. Some of the boys look like gangstah thugs. If a child of MINE tried to go to school dressed like that, they'd get a taste of Mr. Belt before I made them go change into something decent.
But I believe that this decision is another Ninth Circuit brain-fart, something I've come to expect from those judges. It also bolsters my belief that requiring school uniforms is a good idea.
I agree with this dissenting opinion:
"The types of speech that could be banned by the school authorities under the Poway High School hate policy are practically without limit. Any speech code that has at its heart avoiding offense to others gives anyone with a thin skin a heckler's veto - something the Supreme Court has not approved in the past," Kozinski wrote.
Here we go again, catering to the most neurotic, overly-sensitive whiners among us. Those who think they should NEVER be offended by ANYTHING are in for a rude awakening in the real world, and no court decision is going to change that fact.
WTF is "hurtful" speech anyway? Bejus! Grow a cast iron ass, you simpering pussies. If you think you have some got-dam "right" to go through life without EVER being "offended" by something other people do or say, you're living a rich fantasy life. The world is rough--- wear a helmet.
Or require school uniforms. That way, you protect the delicate flowers among us from getting their feelings crushed by seeing a "hurtful" tee shirt in school. Maybe then, students could concentrate on actually learning something instead of pitching hissy-fits.
And students wouldn't look like Fido's ass when they're waiting on a school bus.
(UPDATE: Maybe parents WANT their kids to look like pimps and whores, even at a VERY young age. I'm offended by that site.)
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