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Texas High Schooler Kicked Out of School for Wearing John Edwards T-Shirt

GottaLaff: Pete Palmer, a sophomore, says he didn't think he was doing anything wrong wearing the political shirt to school.
This post, written by GottaLaff, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog

First, let me apologize for linking to Fox, but they did inadvertently give Edwards a little air time, so here it is:
A Texas high school sophomore's parents might sue after the school booted the student from campus for wearing a John Edwards for 2008 president T-shirt.
Pete Palmer, a sophomore at Waxahachie High School, says he didn't think he was doing anything wrong wearing the political shirt to school.
The school prohibits clothing with political slogans.
"It's a First Amendment constitutional right that people have fought and died for and I don't know why he should give it up just because Waxahachie thinks it would be okay or neat for him to do so," [his father] Paul Palmer said.
He's right, you know. Despite what the school rules are. Despite what the Bush administration says when they stifle dissent at every turn. Despite the freedoms they've taken away from us for the past 7 years or so.
GottaLaff is a regular blogger for Cliff Schecter's Blog