Oh my Hell…
Some adult sneaked this poster into a North Stanley (NC) football Game last week for representatives of the school in uniform (the Cheerleaders) to hold up. (Following so far?).
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association put them on probation (DIDN’T punish them…they are still cheering)…but put them on notice simply to not do it again. because it’s against Policy.
A representative of North Stanley Schools then clarified:
“This policy does not prohibit students from speaking their minds or engaging in protected First Amendment activities,”.Because the cheerleaders were in uniform and were acting as representatives of the school; the display of the sign could be perceived as the school or school system endorsing a political campaign.,"
"For this reason, the only action Stanley County Schools has taken is to ask the cheerleaders not to display the sign again."
My hell, you would have thought the Jack Boots were released and were confiscating the guns with all of the yells and screams of “First Amendment”! “Free Speech”! “What is it was an OBAMA or BIDEN sign”!
And of course; the Divider in Chief had to weigh in on Twitter, further inflaming the issue.
NOT a First Amendment issue, folks!
(Can our Military People weigh in…please…on what they can…and cannot do while in uniform?)
(Google the issue if you somehow need more detail).