Thursday, September 04, 2003

Maybe Next Time He Should Hand Out Condoms

The 3rd Circuit Cout of Appeals upholds a school's right to prohibit an elementary student from passing out pencils with a Christian religious message on them, even though they were only passed out during a holiday classroom party.

"As a general matter, the elementary school classroom, especially for kindergartners and first graders, is not a place for student advocacy. To require a school to permit the promotion of a specific message would infringe upon a school's legitimate area of control," Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Anthony J. Scirica wrote in Walz v. Egg Harbor Township Board of Education.

Real rabble rousers, those five and six year olds. Plus, who can really trust that they're going to throw away something that they don't want. Once again, Big Brother knows what is best.

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