If you are one of the lucky scholars who attend
What the fuck has happened to the
principles this country was founded on?
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attempting to tackle here is not one of
Alright. Iím starting to digress a little. You have to catch me when I do that. Letís start back a few years. There was a dress code back then, but it wasnít full of ridiculous clauses. It was an appropriate dress code for a high school. But then we hear: thou shalt not wear a tank top in school. In my mind, this was really the first injustice of the dress code. I mean really, in this day, a tank top? Why would you tell someone they canít wear a tank top? Freedom to express oneís self is a necessary component of social development, and public schools are a place for social development. I wonder if the administration realizes that. They think that a student wearing a hooded outfit promotes gang activity; a student wearing a tank top inhibits the learning ability of others; a student who wears earrings might just stab someone with them. I could kill somebody with my pen. Letís outlaw those too! The administration just doesn't get it. They've never taken the time to reflect on why kids shoot up their schools. It's because of the god damn dress code!
In all seriousness, I can understand the reasoning behind most of the regulations of the dress code. Even the tank top thing. I donít agree with it, but I understand the thinking behind it. However, HOODED SWEATSHIRTS DO NOT PROMOTE GANG ACTIVITY, THE COLOR BLUE DOES NOT PROMOTE GANG ACTIVITY, EARRINGS WILL NOT BE USED AS WEAPONS, AND SUNGLASSES ARE NOT USED TO CONCEAL DRUG USE. Visine is.
I suggest we try to handle this issue as clear-headed, non-extremist members of today's society. The recent restrictions being placed upon our freedom to express ourselves as individuals are damaging and unnecessary. Oh, and look up the McCarthy thing too if you donít get it. W. has us thinking about terrorists quite a bit like McCarthy had us thinking about communists. Youíd think weíd learn. Just remember: what I said in this document will be taught in history classes fifty years from now.