TOWSON, MD – The left seems to believe that there should be no consequences to saying anything … provided you adhere to the liberal orthodoxy. However, if you don’t then they also seem to find no problem throwing the First Amendment right out the window.
We see one such example in the recent arrest of a Howard County parent attempting to ask questions at one of the recent meetings on “Common Core” being held by the state Board of Education. The parent was arrested and charged with assault.
Readers should understand that the rules set by the Maryland board were designed to limit discussion and deflect serious debate away from this issues. All questions were supposed to be submitted ahead of time, in writing. The government officials were able to cherry pick questions and re-word them to allow softball answers to softball questions.
While the charges against Robert Small have been dropped, the message sent was loud and clear – DO NOT CHALLENGE THE STATIST ORTHODOXY.