Friday, March 10, 2006

Bennish Reinstated

Stop the ACLU reports that Jay Bennish, the Colorado high school teacher who was taped berating his students while comparing the President to Hitler, has been reinstated. Not too bad, spread hateful propaganda to a captive audience in your public school classroom, then get a paid vacation and return to the scene of the spew.

This was never a question of the First Amendment. As an employee, Bennish is not allowed to blurt out whatever lunatic thoughts enter his freshly short-cropped, little head. Disagree? How about if the next time you're getting fries and a shake, the pimple farmer taking your order tells you that you are a "fat, brainwashed tool of consumer capitalism"? Should he be fired? What about the First Amendment?