Student Sues School After They Ban His Pro-Trump Shirt
An Oregon teenager has filed a lawsuit against his high school after the school temporarily suspended him for refusing to hide his pro-Trump shirt.
Fox News reports that, on a day in which the teen knew his class would be debating immigration policies in the United States, Addison Barnes showed up with a shirt that featured the “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.”
Included on the shirt was the famous quote from the 45th president, “The wall just got 10 feet taller.”
Barnes told KGW-TV that his school, Liberty High School, had a fairly large Latino population in the student body, and that there were some students and a teacher who were “offended” by his shirt.
When he attended his “People and Politics,” he was told that he would have to either cover up his shirt or be forced to go home.
At first, Barnes complied with the instructions, using a jacket to cover up the shirt, but then re-thought his decision,
“I thought to myself, ‘You know this isn’t right, this is my First Amendment right to be able to wear this shirt.'”
Barnes says that a security guard was sent to the classroom to escort him out. He was sent home and the school counted his absence as a suspension.
Barnes maintains that the school is tolerant of other viewpoints,
“I had a teacher who had a pro-sanctuary city poster in her room which was up all year. Yet as I wear a pro-border wall shirt I get silenced and suspended for wearing that.”
Think of the logic of that for a moment.
Sanctuary cities are policies that are in direct violation of federal laws. They harbor and protect criminals and make the streets of America unsafe for citizens and legal immigrants alike. People have actually lost their lives at the hands of illegal immigrants who are drawn to places that have sanctuary city policies.
On the other hand, the proposed border wall is meant to stop and/or slow down the constant flow of illegal immigration and encourage those who want to come to the United States to do so legally. This policy promotes assimilation, promotes lawfulness, and does a better job of ensuring that Americans know who is entering the country to prevent those with nefarious intentions from doing so.
Between sanctuary city policies and a border wall, the better way of managing the illegal immigration crisis in America is a border wall. Yet, to the Left, and many of today’s educators, the better choice is turning a blind eye to illegal immigration.
After all, those seeking to fundamentally transform the United States into something else will tell you that enforcing the law is not being very tolerant.