You may be aware by now that there are those in the media and on the left that don’t love President Trump. Shocking, I know. However, these very same people would be the first to push tolerance and acceptance, so they should be OK with us having differing opinions, right? Wrong.
Those who’ve decided that the President should be allowed to do his job without endless harassment and accusations have also decided that it’s not ok for us to support him either.
It seems that the liberals at one particular school in New Jersey have messed with the wrong kid’s right to free speech though when the removed his visible support of President Trump. This high school junior had the Trump campaign logo on his t-shirt removed without his knowledge or consent before it was printed in the yearbook.
The student’s parents, along with the parents of other students who’d had various information censored out of their student’s submissions, have brought it to the attention of the school in hopes that they’ll fix the problem.
— JERSEY REPORT (@JERSREPORT) June 10, 2017
Via Newark Star-Ledger:
Grant Berardo wore his navy blue “TRUMP Make America Great Again” T-shirt to picture day last fall at Wall Township High School.
Nobody told him not to. And since he is only a junior, there was no picture-day dress code.
The proofs came back, with the picture the way he posed for it, Trump shirt and all. His picture day image is also used on the electronic student ID system, with Trump intact.
So far, so good.
Then the yearbook came out on Wednesday and Grant’s navy Trump shirt was now blacked-out.
The kid wearing the Led Zeppelin shirt wasn’t photoshopped. Nor was the kid wearing an Alice Cooper shirt, or the kid with the Super Mario Brothers shirt. Or any of the kids wearing college shirts, apparel logos, athletic company tees, and all the other stuff kids wear.
Only “TRUMP Make America Great Again.”
And Berardo wasn’t the only Trump supporter censored. A junior classmate’s Trump shirt was also blacked out, and the sister of that boy, the freshman class president, noticed that the Trump quote she had selected to appear under her picture was gone.
“We’re very angry,” said Janet Dobrovich-Fago, the mother of the other two students. “When we saw that Montana’s (her daughter’s) quote dropped out, we thought it was a mistake because all the other class presidents’ quotes were still there. But when we saw that Wyatt’s (her son’s) shirt was photoshopped and we heard about Grant, I knew this was not a coincidence. This was purposeful and it’s wrong.”
So, what happened?
Wall superintendent Cheryl Dyer sent a letter out to parents after the story appeared in this space Friday afternoon, saying she was “investigating an allegation of censorship and the possible violation of First Amendment rights in the high school yearbook this year.
“Two parents have made me aware … the attire of their children was altered and that comments or quotes were not published,” the letter said. “In all of the instances that I am aware of, references to and support of President Trump were removed.
“There is nothing in our student dress code that would prevent a student from expressing his or her political views and support for a candidate for political office via appropriate clothing. Rather, I applaud students for becoming involved in politics and for participation in our democratic society,” the letter said. “The high school administration was not aware of and does not condone any censorship of political views on the part of our students … The actions of the staff involved will be addressed as soon as the investigation is concluded.”
The problem with this censoring is not so much that they’re trying to erase the evidence of any support of a sitting president, it’s that they’re selectively censoring what kids in a public school can support. As the article stated; those with bands, brands or liberally approved people being flaunted on their shirts passed the test of political correctness with flying colors.
But if you dare to support someone who they don’t agree with, they’ll censor it out. It’s not like the shirt had any visual disturbing material like violence, nudity or profanity. No, it said the name of the president.
I suspect that if the President had lost, the shirt would have been acceptable, but as it is the liberals who object to his occupation of the Oval Office hate the daily reminder that they lost, and he won, and they’ll go to any petty lengths to try and persecute those who helped him get there.
(Source: True New Jersy)