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The Local Puppy Trainer covers another Memorial Day event in Santa Rosa county: Students, parents protest ACLU restrictions

PACE — Frustrated by restrictions stemming from an ACLU lawsuit, about 200 students and parents gathered to pray and protest outside Pace High School on Monday.

None would talk on the record about their concerns, but their presence was clearly a reaction to a court-approved consent decree that limits who can speak at graduation ceremonies.

Now, only the valedictorian and salutatorian can speak – but not the class president or any other student body representative.

In May, after months of negotiating through the courts, the American Civil Liberties Union won the final chapter of a lawsuit filed against the Santa Rosa County School District last August.

The suit was filed on behalf of two Pace High School students who alleged that school officials regularly promoted religion and offered prayers at school events in violation of their First Amendment rights.

This was a consent decree. This is what the school board agreed to do to comply with the US Constitution. The government is not supposed to impose a religion on people, but that’s what the Santa Rosa County School Board had been doing for years.

Memorial Day is about paying our respects to those who paid with their lives to support the Constitution, not a day to advocate ignoring it. The ACLU isn’t restricting anything, the restriction is in the Constitution. If you can’t live with it, you are free to emigrate, because frankly, you want to act just like the Taliban.


1 Kryten42 { 05.27.09 at 9:28 am }

Agree Bryan.

Wouldn’t it be great if all these faux religeonuts all went to Afghanistan (Hell, even Saudi Arabia, China or Pakistan for that matter) and tried all this crap over there? How long do you think they’d last? 😆

Well… We can but hope. 😉

2 Bryan { 05.27.09 at 12:52 pm }

They don’t get it. They don’t understand that they are acting just like al Qaeda and the Taliban. They don’t understand that they are imposing their religious views on other people.

They want everyone to be exactly like they are, and to believe exactly what they believe. It doesn’t intrude into their personal space that it was students in the system that complained.