Sunday, January 21, 2007

One Logical Commissioner . . . In Rhode Island

Rhode Island? You got it. The school authorities wouldn't allow a young man to use a photo including a sword for his high school yearbook. Well, the ACLU got involved. Now, this story tells us that the Education Commissioner got involved and ordered the school to allow the photo.

A state education hearing officer added that past editions of the yearbook have
had pictures of other items banned by school rules, including a corn-cob pipe,
liquor bottles, a beer stein, toy guns, arrows and a knife.

There is a lot going on there. I can understand the ban on weapons, but c'mon guys, it's a yearbook picture - taken elsewhere. I have a bit of a problem with the inconsistent application of the rules since other banned items have been allowed. Then again, I think the schools should be allowed to enact their own rules, something the ACLU seems to have a problem with. Along with that, however, the should administer them consistently.

At least there was no federal intervention.

Just an observation.


At 5:46 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Let him have the sword in the picture. The Second Amendment bans the banning of weapons in the USA.

While the ACLU may have gotten something right for a change, I still question their motives. Their motives are ALWAYS in question.



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