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Conform to the Educrats' Agenda, Or Else!

Conform to the Educrats' Agenda, Or Else!
Crowds and celebrities attend the March for Our Lives Rally on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Shannon Finney/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon Saturday, 07 April 2018 09:30 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Where does a high school student turn when he’s bullied by the administration at his school?

Ohio high school student Jacob Shoemaker has learned the hard way there are no conscientious objectors allowed in a cultural civil war. Fox News reports that on National Walkout Day — ostensibly to fight "gun violence," but really to wage war on the Second Amendment — Jacob Shoemaker just wanted to be left alone.

Shoemaker, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School, “said he didn’t want to take sides in the gun control debate consuming the country. If he went outside for the walkout, he said, he would be supporting gun control. If he stayed in the common area of the school, he said, he would be seen as supporting gun violence and disrespecting the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla. High school shooting the month before.”

This decision on Jacob’s part was not made impulsively or haphazardly. In fact, he exhibited the kind of thoughtful decision-making that I wish all students would employ. Adults, too. The day before the exhibitionists' march, Shoemaker met with his principal for almost an hour to “find out what exactly the walkout was supporting.” The principal gave him the usual educrat argle-bargle. According to him, the walkout was for “students to express themselves.”

Jacob expressed his neutrality by remaining in his classroom for 20 minutes doing homework while the moral exhibitionists walked out.

Evidently that wasn’t the administration-approved form of “expression” because he was suspended.

Too many parents these days reflexively jump to the defense of their children regardless of the infraction, but I’m going to say I’m with Mr. Shoemaker in this instance. He said his son was trying to remain neutral and was not guilty of an offense, “Politics [doesn’t] belong in the school,” he said. “Students shouldn’t be pressured into taking a side.”

Dad is right, but the kids are pressured. Teenagers make handy props for the left’s war on individual self-determination and this is a draft from which there are no deferments.

One of the inalienable rights Americans formerly enjoyed was the right to be left alone. Jacob should only owe an allegiance to the United States and not to whatever cause is currently fashionable; be it the Tide-Pod Challenge or the March for Our Lives.

The fact the administration at Hilliard Davidson High would suspend a student for refusing to be pressured into a political statement the administration helped create, says more about the basic coercive nature of the left than it does about Jacob.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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