Wednesday, September 27, 2006

First Amendmeant Goes "Too Far," Say 55% of Teenagers

People are talking about the new survey that found that 55% of teenagers who felt they knew enough to have an opinion on the issue thought the First Amendment went "too far" in protecting our rights. This is a big change from the 57% of teenagers who, only two years ago, expressed support for our country's most basic of rights.

Why the reason for the drastic turnaround? I'm sure it had something to do with two years of politicians basically arguing that any dissent or criticism of government means "the terrorists win."

And then I read stories like this, where an award-winning art teacher was fired after one of her fifth grade students saw a nude sculpture while visiting an art museum on a field trip.

A nude sculpture? In art museum?

Um, someone please tell me what happened to the United States of America that I knew. I miss her very, very much.