Censoring President Marx
Schools can't teach the value of free speech by suppressing speech. The only lesson students at El Camino Real High School have learned is that even mild cricitism of a Republican president will be met with censorship.
Theater students designed posters to advertise their play, "The Complete History of America (Abridged)," which takes a satirical view of U.S. history. The posters depicted President Bush as Groucho Marx. A student supporter of the president complained, and the principal responded by tearing down the posters.
Undaunted, the theater students -- who have a better grasp of the Constitution than their principal -- put up new posters.
The new designs all feature a silhouette of Bush and a burning cigar, along with inscriptions such as "Free Expression for All (unless you are in high school)" and "What First Amendment?"
Good for them.
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