Liam Morrison is a 12-year-old young man who attends John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School, in Middleborough, Massachusetts.
In a moment, this writer will explain why Liam is his hero.
He's not a police officer running toward gunfire as others runaway.
He’s not a fire fighter, running into a flaming building, nor is he one of our military warriors storming a beachfront.
This young man went to school one day wearing a shirt with five words on it, and as a result, he was harassed, humiliated, and embarrassed by school staff; this, after being told the shirt he was wearing was inappropriate and made others in the school feel uncomfortable and unsafe.
The "offending" words on the shirt?
"There are Only Two Genders."
There were no threatening words; no one was targeted.
There were no racial overtones expressed, no one was mentioned by name.
There was no profanity; just an irrefutable statement, one backed by science.
However, because this stance contradicts radical left ideologues who insist on diminishing manhood, and annihilating women’s rights, this young man was targeted, harassed, embarrassed, and ordered to remove his shirt.
When he refused, his father had to pick him up from school.
Why is Liam a hero in my eyes?
Because he’s 12 years old, and I know mothers, fathers and young adults that know, and understand and believe those five words, yet are terrified to say them publicly.
Because they remain silent a young woman who spent all of her teen years swimming competitively, had her title taken away by a man who couldn’t make it on the men’s swim team.
Liam’s heroism is speaking for two young girls beaten silly by a young man who thinks he’s a girl.
He speaks for girls overpowered by boys claiming to be girls on wrestling, baseball or basketball teams; or the young lady sexually assaulted in a public bathroom by a man claiming to be trans.
At 12 years old, Liam in a very different way, is doing exactly what both my father and I did serving in the Armed Forces.
Protecting and defending the U.S. Constitution.
When this writer thinks of every American who sacrificed their lives defending our rights, he recalls to mind every woman out there who's scared to death to utter a peep of disbelief at this insanity; afraid on being cancelled or targeted by the radical left.
Liam is doing what every American in this country should be doing, because this writer is sure his father has told him that history has taught us, to be silenced, is the beginning of the end of our free republic as we know it.
As Liam was sitting there being harassed and interrogated by the two school staffers, I wonder if any one of the three of them knew the history behind the name of the John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School.
Did they know anything about John T. Nichols Jr., who died in 1997?
He’s remembered as a loving husband and father, who graduated from the Univeristy of Masschusetts and served his school system for 25 years.
But there was more.
John T. Nichols Jr. was an athlete, a coach, and sportsman.
He spent 19 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force.
As I read through his bio, I had to wonder what he would think of his beloved school today.
Something tells this writer that there would not have been a silencing of free speech, and there most certainly wouldn't be any young men depriving young women of their hard earned victories in sports.
Given Mr. Nichols’ background and life time of achievements, I personally think Liam Morrison would have been his hero too.
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