Friday, October 17, 2008

7th Grader Called Racist for Wearing McCain-Palin T-Shirt

From Volusia County, Florida: Ashleigh Jones, a 7th grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School, was called a racist for wearing a McCain-Palin campaign shirt on campus:

7th Grader McCain-Palin

Jones is volunteering at the Republican Headquarters in New Smyrna Beach. The Palin t-shirt was a gift from her fellow volunteers.

But when she wore it to school she learned just how tough politics can be.

“Some of the students were calling me racist because I was Caucasian,” she said. “I wanted the Caucasian man to win. And I told them that’s not true. It’s my freedom of speech, it’s my opinion.”
Jones' parents are taking the attacks in stride, seeing this as a chance for their daughter to express her views appropriately.

Jones, the 7th grader, plans to wear her shirt to school again.

Recall that Democratic-leftists are assumed to be more "tolerant" of difference than conservatives, but as we've seen this season,
the essential totalitarianism of left-wing ideology is on full display.

Charles Krauthammer offered a penetrating analysis of the left's racism double-standard:

Let me get this straight. A couple of agitated yahoos in a rally of thousands yell something offensive and incendiary, and John McCain and Sarah Palin are not just guilty by association - with total strangers, mind you - but worse: guilty according to The New York Times of "race-baiting and xenophobia."

But should you bring up Barack Obama's real associations - 20 years with Jeremiah Wright, working on two foundations and distributing money with William Ayers, citing the raving Michael Pfleger as one who helps him keep his moral compass (Chicago Sun-Times, April 2004) and the long-standing relationship with the left-wing vote-fraud specialist ACORN - you have crossed the line into illegitimate guilt by association. Moreover, it is tinged with racism.
Yep, racism - facism, even.

We need more kids like Ashleigh Jones out there, standing up for what's right.