Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Teacher Fired For Saying "Trump Is Our President"

              Walled Lake, Michigan, school district officials fired Justin Kucera, a popular high school social studies teacher and varsity baseball coach, after he noted that “Trump is our president” on social media. Kucera recently tweeted, “I’m done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president,” and was subsequently hauled into a closed-door meeting at which he was given an ultimatum: resign or be fired. Kucera had indicated that he looked favorably on President Trump’s call to reopen schools. He stated: “I was required to meet with human resources, the superintendent, and my principal. They initially took my statement on why I tweeted those tweets and they told me they would have a decision about my future employment in the upcoming days. When they completed the meeting, I was told I had the option to either be fired or resign.”

              Kucera said his comment was intended to unify, not divide, and students and parents alike said Kucera never brought politics into the classroom. One parent labeled Kucera “an apolitical figure.” He added: “Justin coached my son his entire high school career and also was his AP History teacher and student leadership teacher for two years. He always tried to stay right down the middle, avoid political conversations, and let the students make their own call based on their own life experiences.” (No wonder they axed him. If you don’t tow the mob’s Marxist line, you are persona non grata. “How are we going to make sure the kids do what we want and vote the right way if we don’t tell them how to think?”)

              Of course, other Walled Lake teachers have routinely expressed their political views without experiencing any repercussions. One encouraged her students to read an article about “how to beat Trump,” while another —still employed— once called Trump a “sociopath” on Facebook.

              Such is the state of our union today: stating a simple truth can get one fired. Shadow-banned. Censored. Erased. Cancelled. Be cognizant of that sad fact before you recklessly state that “the U.S. has a bicameral legislature,” “the Electoral College selects the president,” or “the United States essentially has a two-party political system.” The latter claim is in doubt now, anyway, whereas the former two may not be the case much longer…largely because the latter claim is in doubt now.

              It has become truly dangerous to risk saying anything that isn’t specifically approved by the “progressive” (leftist) thought police.

              “Water is wet.” There, I said it. If this blogsite disappears tomorrow, you’ll know why.


H/T- The Washington Free Beacon

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