ACLU Critters Sue North Carolina School Over Recruiters

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NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a rural North Carolina school system that barred a peace activist from talking to high school students about alternatives to joining the military.

The lawsuit, filed Monday, says the Wilkes County school district and its superintendent violated the First Amendment by preventing Sally Ferrell from distributing pamphlets and other materials that warn students to think twice before joining the military.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Ferrell and Bill Towe, director of N.C. Peace Action.

“We’ve tried to find another alternative to bringing this lawsuit,” Katherine Parker, legal director of the ACLU’s North Carolina chapter, said Tuesday. “They just will not compromise.”

The legal group is asking a judge to issue an injunction to allow Ferrell, a member of N.C. Peace Action, to distribute the materials and give her the same access to students as military recruiters who are allowed in the schools.

Not to split hairs, but, the schools are required by law to give recruiters access, since they receive federal money. They are not required to give a group access solely so said group can slam the military. Perhaps if N.C. Peace Action was interested in trying to recruit for their group, I might agree with them. But, certainly not if they simply want to tee off on the very groups and people who have, since the late 1700’s, given them the right to protest.

I wonder if we are going to start to see a pattern here. Just the other day, I posted virtually the same story, but it was from Bridgewater Mass. And N.C. Peace Action, part of the overall parent organization, is extremely far left, and thinks Iran is just a supa! country, and America is the aggressor.

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4 Responses to “ACLU Critters Sue North Carolina School Over Recruiters”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Not to split hairs with you but some of those rights are
    unalienable according to our own Declaration of Independence. These are the rights that men are born with, not given by any government or group

  2. manbearpig says:

    Last time I checked, the inalienable rights outlined by the DOI were Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    I think you have to ask who should have access to HS students? The military, in my opinion, is like any other career. It would be no different than IBM or Microsoft looking to recruit people to come and work for them.

    If I don’t agree with Microsoft’s business practices, should I be given the right to come to campuses and distribute literature saying Microsoft sucks and if you go to work for them you are contributing to the decline of Western Civilization?

  3. I’d like to know what you mean, too, John. You lost me.

  4. Scrapiron says:

    I’d like to hear the idiots rant on where the students can serve and get the education/retirement benefits offered by the military. I served in the military for 22 years and traveled the world. I’ve been retired for 28 years and not one retirement check has failed to reach the bank. It’s more like losers wanting to convince the students to be losers like them.
    Volunteer Firefighter/EMT who is quitting the day B Hussein O is put in charge.

    Domestic (Ayers and group) and Foreign terrorist (B Hussein O’s family in Kenya) will have a friend in the white house on Jan 21st. How long will they wait to attack?

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