Monday, September 18, 2006

More High Schoolers Supporting First Amendment

From Editor &

NEW YORK A large-scale survey by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has found that while high school students in the U.S. are more knowledgable about the First Amendment than they were two years ago, they are increasingly divided on whether they think it goes too far in protecting the right to free speech.

In general, today's high school students are more likely to take classes that teach about the First Amendment than they were two years ago, and more students now support protections for journalists. Students also increasingly support the right of student publications to report without oversight from school officials.

The survey also found, however, that students today also think that the First Amendment guarantees too many rights,(emphasis added) and there is a growing polarization between students who support the fundamental principle of the law and those who do not.

Yes, in some small way this is good news. But the clause in the sentense beginning "The survey also found..." which I have emphasized does cause one to pause. What kind of concept is guarantees too many rights? And where did these kids come up with such nonsense? Do these little assholes want to do away let's see what does the First Amendment guarentee?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
So which of these guarenteed rights do some of the little assholes in the story want to delineate? Freedom of religion? That's my quess. Or how about "...petition the government for a redress of grievances"? What rights should be eliminated, you moronic little twerps?

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