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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 03:00 PM
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Civics Student...or Enemy of America?
After a Wal-Mart employee turned in a high school student's anti-Bush poster to the police, the Secret Service came calling. Tools
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Selina Jarvis is the chair of the social studies department at Currituck County High School in North Carolina, and she is not used to having the Secret Service question her or one of her students.

But that's what happened on September 20.

Jarvis had assigned her senior civics and economics class "to take photographs to illustrate their rights in the Bill of Rights," she says. One student "had taken a photo of George Bush out of a magazine and tacked the picture to a wall with a red thumb tack through his head. Then he made a thumb's-down sign with his own hand next to the President's picture, and he had a photo taken of that, and he pasted it on a poster."

According to Jarvis, the student, who remains anonymous, was just doing his assignment, illustrating the right to dissent. But over at the Kitty Hawk Wal-Mart, where the student took his film to be developed, this right is evidently suspect.

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ISUGRADIA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 03:06 PM
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1. HS Kid is a Good Civics Student, Wal Mart Employee is an Enemy of America
or at least of freedom to dissent from the government
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 03:12 PM
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2. One more reason
to own a digital camera and color printer. Of course, the irony is so large that you could drive an M1 Abrams through it.
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