I’ve got an aunt (by marriage, thank God) who once got outraged during a family dinner that anybody would dare criticize the president when Bill Clinton was in office.
Then George Bush became president, and the very same woman who had angrily decried anybody who would disrespect America by criticizing the President of the United States routinely – by her very own self-righteous and wildly hypocritical standard – disrespected America throughout the eight years that George W. Bush was president. The very same woman who would absolutely not tolerate the presidency being disrespected when a Democrat was president was incredibly disrespectful of the presidency when a Republican was president.
I think the very same thing is going on in the vile little brain of North Carolina teacher Tanya Dixon-Neely.
Hypocrisy is the quintessential defining quality of liberalism. One cannot be a liberal without being a hypocrite. So this kind of double-think is nothing new.
But when it is a public school teacher who is ostensibly not paid to rabidly defend Democrat presidents, it’s not just a shame and this teacher shouldn’t just be fired; it ought to be a serious federal crime and this teacher should be in jail:
NC Teacher Screams at Student: It’s Criminal to Criticize Obama
by Ben Shapiro May 20, 2012
A YouTube video uploaded on Monday afternoon apparently shows a schoolteacher from the Rowan-Salisbury school district in North Carolina informing a student that failing to be respectful of President Obama is a criminal offense. Breitbart News has uncovered that the student is a high school junior, and that the teacher is apparently one Tanya Dixon-Neely.
The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher. Romney is “running for president. Obama is the president.”
The student responds that both are “just men.”
The teacher yells — literally yells — that Obama is “due the respect that every other president is due … Listen,” she continues, “let me tell you something, you will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.” She yells over the student repeatedly, and yells at him that it’s disrespect for him to even debate about Romney and Obama.
The student says that he can say what he wants.
“Not about him, you won’t,” says the teacher.
The teacher then tells the student – wrongly – that it is a criminal offense to say bad things about a president. “Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush? Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”
The student says that it would violate First Amendment rights to jail someone for such sentiments. “You would have to say some pretty f’d up crap about him to be arrested,” says the student. “They cannot take away your right to have your opinion … They can’t take that away unless you threaten the president.”
Clearly, the student should be teaching the class, and the teacher should be reading the Constitution more often.
The school district classified the exchange – which is obviously just another case of a pro-Obama teacher shoveling her views down students’ throats – a “learning experience.” It isn’t. It’s political intimidation, and it’s just another example of how the American public school system has become an indoctrination tool for the left. This teacher should be suspended or fired forthwith, if only for incompetence.
UPDATE: Breitbart News has received information that the YouTube video was shot by a friend of the bullied student. According to our source, the student had asked his friend to record the discussion to “prove to his parents what he has been trying to tell them for some time. The teacher in this video has a long history of pushing a liberal agenda, by shouting down students. She is very intolerant of other points of view that she does not share. The atmosphere at this school is not very conducive to opposing views.”
The source continues, “The student’s parents have since taken him out of school and had him registered at another nearby school.”
The teacher was suspended WITH PAY. Just what does she have to do to get FIRED????
This use of the public schools as indoctrination centers for liberalism is nothing new under this fascist administration. See this article that posts a couple of the videos that I posted in that article and adds a couple of different ones.
I listen to this shocking audio (the cell phone camera was clearly pointed at the ceiling throughout the rant) and I simply can’t help but marvel at how ignorant and biased and vulgar public school teachers are today. I shouldn’t marvel – this crap is going on ALL THE DAMN TIME – but I simply can’t help but maintain an image in my mind how teachers should teach kids TO READ AND WRITE AND DO ARITHMATIC AND THINK.
The public schools are spectacularly failing all around us. And it’s not like the failure is a mystery.
I serve on a board that provides support for worthy causes. One of the organizations we support is a Christian school. While the public schools in California are at the bottom ten percent in the nation and the public schools in Riverside County are in the bottom ten percent in California, this particular Christian school is in the top ten percentile in the nation in terms of SAT scores.
There are two things that are killing American public schools: the union agenda and the secular humanism of the left. As long as either of these horrors are allowed to characterize education, America’s schools will get worse and worse. And we’ll see more and more of this garbage.
The fact that this Obamabot teacher – whose name is Tanya Dixon-Neely – was not fired the day this video came out is all you need to understand why America’s children are under the curse of God damn America.