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Pushback: Court rules that schools cannot punish or suspend students who defy queer agenda

The shirt that offended teachers at Nichols Middle School
Liam Morrison, wearing the evil shirt that he wore the
second time teachers at Nichols Middle School sent
him home.

Bring a gun to a knife fight: An federal appeals court last week ruled that schools cannot cancel the First Amendment rights of students by censoring or suspending or punishing them if they should refuse to use the preferred pronouns that advocates of the queer agenda demand.

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction Monday against an Iowa school district policy that threatens suspension and expulsion for “intentional and/or persistent refusal … to respect” a peer’s gender identity, finding it’s likely too vague to survive legal scrutiny.

“A school district cannot avoid the strictures of the First Amendment simply by defining certain speech as ‘bullying’ or ‘harassment'” as did the Linn-Mar Community School District, the three-judge panel ruled in a case that drew friend-of-the-court briefs by dozens of conservative and religious groups and 18 Republican-led states in favor of the plaintiffs.

The picture above shows Massachusetts student Liam Morrison, who was banned from school because he first wore a shirt that said “There are only two genders,” then sent home again for wearing a second shirt, as shown. His case is presently in the courts. This ruling in Iowa will strengthen his case considerable.

Nor was the Iowa case the only recent case where the courts ruled against the queer agenda in schools. The article at the link notes that this same week a state court in Wisconsin also ruled against the queer agenda, stating that “the Kettle Moraine School District’s policy of hiding gender transitions as an intrusion on parents’ rights to control ‘medical and healthcare’ decisions about their children.”

Such rulings are going to come more and more often. Of the five hundred-plus blacklist stories I have covered in the past three years, there has been one overarching pattern: The activists on the left pushing critical race theory and the queer agenda all seem to think they are above the law and that the Bill of Rights and all of our civil rights laws do not apply to them. Their cause is pure and just, and thus they have the right to do anything they please to enforce it, even if those actions egregiously violate the rights of others, even to the point of destroying them.

Remember this fact when in discussing Donald Trump some Democratic Party apparatchik screams “No one is above the law!” at you. It appears they only believe this when it applies to Republicans and conservatives and even ordinary citizens not part of their political movement. For them, the law does not exist. They have the right to smash their boot into your face, and woe to you if you dare object.

It is for this reason the left is losing so many cases in the courts. They are violating the law, and when faced with any legal pushback they must lose.

Sadly, these defeats won’t get these fanatics to rethink their actions. As long as these ideologues remain in power, running schools and school boards and sitting in state and federal legislatures, with the voters in these places voting for them over and over, they will see no reason to change. Instead, they will decide that the courts must be reshaped to fit their agenda. Any law that stands in their way must be nullified.

Expect all Democratic Party court appointees to increasingly ignore that plain language of our laws in order to make legal these illegal actions. Their right to violate the rights of others for the sake of their political agenda must be enforced, without mercy.

This is our guaranteed future, as long as American voters keep voting for these thugs. You can make book on it.

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  • Phill O

    Seems to be spot on!

  • In the long-term Objective rational thinking and established law based in Constitutional principles wins.

    In the short term however the chaos and confusion of the radical Lefts Subjective authoritarian rule will be expressed.

    Pushing it to the limits is their only way to take over and rule without opposition.

    And the end result is that they are forced to reveal themselves to all, and it aint pretty.

    How do we fight political warfare in America? Lawyers, Courts and Money.

    Keep fighting, why? Because this struggle for some degree of freedom is eternal.

  • David Petray

    Unfortunately I believe you are correct that these court rulings will have minimal effect on these fanatics (there really is no other proper word that describes them except perhaps “cultists”). If you read the Left’s media, a common phrase that is used is “by any means necessary.” That means exactly what it states: ignore the Constitution, ignore laws, ignore the courts. The way forward is to sue and sue hard. These are well funded organizations but when one starts to lose hundreds of $Ms in lawsuits, it tends to have a choking effect.

  • SDN

    And so? Do you really think they will follow court decisions?

    Like they are with race based admissions? or student loans? It is to laugh.

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