Neal Barton's POV

Taking rules a bit too far


POSTED: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 3:57pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:21am

I think many of you have seen the pictures, if not, you can Google man arrested "two minutes over school board."

In New Hampshire this week, there was a school board meting. During the time parents to speak, a man stood up. He was incensed about a book his daughter was assigned to read. I'm not going to plug the title, but it's about a rough sex scene between teens.

Already, it seems weird you'd want 14-year-olds to read that at this point in their lives, but the man spoke up and went over the precious two minute limit to speak.

Okay, shame on him, but the school board had the police officer there arrest him.

You should see the video yourself, Google and watch. They just sat there dead eye while this guy was arrested.

All this guy was asking for is for his daughter to opt-out to another book. After all the hell was raised, the board backed down and let her opt-out, but he still is being charged with disorderly conduct.

This is frightening. Where is the ACLU?

I've hosted debates before mainly dealing with politicians. They can't or won't shut up after the allotted time-- no arrests.

If the board thought the man was rude, can't they just have the police remove him?

What are we becoming? This is a big deal.

There were no threats made, just a man boiling over about his daughter having to read that book.

I think the board members are the ones who need to be in trouble, not this guy.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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I've noticed a disturbing trend with police silencing free speech recently. Yet the court has granted corporations unlimited free speech, all they can buy. The result is the corporations free speech drowns out that of the citizens. Meanwhile the religion of secular humanism is taught. This state sponsored religion is a thinly veiled version of Allister Crowley's "Do as thou will shall be the whole of the law." Yet the Lords prayer is banned. Parents should take back their schools!

The boards actions speak volumes about their decision making capability. This is the wrong way to serve the children and the parents. Maybe the board forgot who they work for.

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