A normal teenage student Mason Michalec says he loves his country but just not the government.
“I’m really tired of our government taking advantage of us,” said Michalec. “I don’t agree with the NSA spying on us. And I don’t agree with any of those Internet laws.”
“I’ve basically said it from the time I was in kindergarten to earlier this year and that’s when I decided I was done saying it.”
His silent protest has gone unnoticed.
Until a different teacher observed it for the very first time.
“And she told me this is my classroom, This is the principal’s request. You’re going to stand. And I still didn’t stand and she said she was going to write me up.” said Michalec.
The schools principal sentenced him to two days of in school suspension, and warned that he could face more ISS if his protest continued.
The 15-year-old seems prepared to face the consequence.
“I think it’s time that people do something for themselves and stop taking whatever’s handed to them, I’m angry and frustrated and annoyed that they would try to write me up for something I have the right to do.”
The sanctions imposed by the school clearly violate first amendment rights.
In 1943 the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, affirmed the right First Amendment right of students to refuse to recite the Pledge of Allegiance or to salute the American flag.
I called into The Alex Jones Show back in 2011, for a similar topic starting here is Alex’s response: