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'Liberal Loons' Make Kid Take off Obama Tee

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A school in Colorado suspended an eleven-year-old boy after he refused to take off the anti-Barack Obama t-shirt.
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Daxx Dalton (yes, that's his real name) showed up for class sporting a homemade shirt that said "Obama is a terrorist's best friend." His dad says the school violated young Daxx's First Amendment right to free speech. He wore the shirt because students were asked to show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue to school.

Daxx's dad Dann (again, his real name) encouraged his kid to wear the shirt. He calls himself a "proud conservative" and says the school screwed up by suspending his son. "It's the public school system," he said. "Let's be honest, it's full of liberal loons."

The school district has refused to comment on the specifics of Daxx's suspension, but said they respect "a student's right to free speech, such as the right to wear specific clothing" -- however, they reserve the right stop behavior they feel interrupts the learning environment.

Dann says he's going to sue the district.


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19 comments so far | Post a comment now
JG September 24, 2008, 5:11 PM

Good grief!!! SUE the school district???? how sad!

Queen Bee September 24, 2008, 5:38 PM

Colorado is a pretty liberal state so this doesn’t surprise me that they were upset by the t-shirt. Just last week there was an English college professor in Colorado that told his students to write a paper on Sarah Palin’s RNC speech and bash it using negativity. A known liberal (who’s favorite past time is Bush-bashing)then asked the Republicans in the class to identify themselves and then snickered after a fellow student told them “F*** YOU” followed by berating them for their views.
Plus wasnt there another college professor that was in trouble a few years back. He had long hair and was fired I believe for imposing his views (which I also believe were liberal) and banned him from the campus when he was asked to speak there. Anyone remember that?
I don’t agree with suing someone but I’m sure that it wasn’t disrupting the students, just the adults that just salivate over Obama. I also think the kid probably did not know what he was doing. His dad wanted to use his kid to show his political views. What eleven year old has solid understanding about politics and has a firm standing on who is right for America anyways? He’s got another 7 years until he can vote.
The school district needs to lighten up and stick to what they say regarding free speech and not hide behind “reserving the right” crap they handed out.

Jon September 24, 2008, 6:05 PM


Fortunately in the United States it is still legal to force your kid to go to school wearing a T-shirt that is a slanderous lie.

Sadly there are still parents bitter and bigoted enough to make this sad episode possible.

The school should ignore the antics of children and the rest of us should ignore the Republican party and their desperate desire to divide us as a nation.

Marquita September 24, 2008, 6:11 PM

One, if the father made the shirt it is his, not his son’s freedom of speech. Another thing,why not wear a pro-McCain shirt instead of an anti-Obama shirt.

P.S. the terrorist best-friend was a little much

ALISSA September 24, 2008, 6:42 PM

This kid is speaking his made but when you walk in a school you lose your freedom of speech not all the way but there are rules..pro mccain or use real slogans like “NOBAMA” . .

Irene September 24, 2008, 7:38 PM

How sad for this kid that his father would do that to him.

Freedom? September 24, 2008, 7:57 PM

ok so you’re not allowed to talk about God in school because of separation of Church & State (State meaning that if a school receives government money then you can’t discuss God there) and now you’re not free to support your politician of choice in school. Welcome to the United Fascist States of America? The FACT is that Obama IS linked to terrorists and this kid was showing that he does not support a candidate for president that is linked to terrorists. This is still the land of the free and the home of the brave, is it not? This kid is free to express his thoughtful concerns in a peaceful manner and that’s what he did. The school should never have suspended him. What they should have done instead was have an open discussion regarding Obama’s relationships with known terrorists and how that will effect our nation’s future should he be elected into office.

??? September 24, 2008, 7:58 PM

Bong Hits For Jesus!!!

a. September 24, 2008, 8:10 PM

give me a break… the kid is too young to properly understand who he does and does not want for President of this country. and what he knows is obviously going to be filtered by his parents.

Carla Adams September 25, 2008, 12:10 AM

If the school has an established policy against all political shirts, all homemade shirts or all shirts that say terrorists, then the student should be reprimanded for wearing it and the parents shamed.

If not, the parents should call the violation of their civil liberties to the attention of the ACLU. Oh wait, I forgot. These days the ACLU only defends violations against “liberal loons.”

In any case, I’m sure there would be a freedom of speech organization to set things “rights.”

praying4baby#2 September 25, 2008, 2:33 AM

HIS FATHER SET THIS WHOLE THING UP!! HE KNEW IT WAS CONTROVERSIAL AND WAS WAITING FOR A LAWSUIT!!

NO PARENT WOULD MAKE THEIR CHILD WEAR SUCH AN INSULTING & IGNORANT SHIRT!! THIS KID SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED!!

DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR PARTY, THAT’S JUST UN-AMERICAN!

A PRO MCCAIN WOULD’VE BEEN APPROPRIATE!

birdsfly September 25, 2008, 10:33 AM

It’s rude not “un-American” and the school is in the right. No incendiary clothing is allowed. You can’t wear a shirt about legalizing drugs. You can’t have a shirt that says “the only good soldier is a dead soldier.” No gang symbols. No budweiser girls. You can’t even wear tank tops if the AC is on the fritz because a girl’s shoulders could send the boys into a frenzy! If everyone is going to have a fit then they’ll just have uniforms and there will be no expression allowed through clothing.

Tyrone September 25, 2008, 11:22 AM

You all better watch out. When my freind Obama gets in the White House, you whiteys will get yours. We been waiting 400 years for justice and now we will get it!

Connie Fox September 26, 2008, 9:28 AM

Tyrone, you are the reason half this country will not vote for a black person. What a disgrace you are. I long for the day people will stop holding themselves back with their ignorance.

cara September 26, 2008, 10:13 PM

I made ” Partnership 4 A Bush-free America ” signs and stickers even before 9/11 - people should of been reading, and I abhor Barack Obama. I came up with a tee idea tonight watching the debate “B.O STINKS” on the front with “don’t vote for Obama” on the back. Switching sides, how elementary….Rove is way ahead of you.

Oh, and odds are Tyrone above is not an actual black man….as it’s usually the first black man’s name that pops into a whitey’s head. I bet he’s a white prep named Todd.

Anna September 27, 2008, 8:27 PM

first off, I am 100% sure that the father had a lot of encouragement in having his kid wear that t-shirt. Until a kid turns 16 and starts developing independant thought almost all political views are strongly influenced by the parents… 2ndly, the school had no right to suspend that kid because it is freedom of thought even if it is the fathers thought… which brings up the other point that the kid should not be punished because of an action that was the parents idea.

Jasmine September 30, 2008, 10:21 AM

Let’s not stoop to the level of PALIN BASHERS dad. We are suppose to be responsible adults and teach our children right from wrong. I live in a conservative small town where there are no “OBAMA yard signs” but our school district would NOT tolerate a T-shirt like the one displayed on that 11 year old either. I think it would have been wise for the dad to just send his child in a McCain/Palin ‘08 type T-shirt rather than a shirt that makes such a strong statement against a candidate. It is ok for the dad to feel the way he does but please parents don’t push your anger off on your children. They are too young to understand politics. That GOES FOR EVERYBODY!

Lori M October 1, 2008, 9:24 AM

Tyrone, Why are you even on this website? This is a discussion for moms. Take your racist self somewhere else. With that kind of anger why don’t you join the military and go and destroy the real enemy, AL QAEDA!.

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