One of the signature characteristics of the left’s march of political correctness is the selective nature of freedom.
According to the Social Justice Warrior’s Manual for Political Action, it’s freedom of speech for me but not for thee.
So it comes as no surprise that (leftist) students and their fellow travelers can walk out of school (aka truancy) and advocate for gun control without any consequences.
But when a teacher wonders during a class discussion whether that freedom might extend to a walkout for a pro-life rally, off with her head!
That’s exactly what happened to California teacher Julianne Benzel after a couple students were offended by the suggestion.
Benzel was summarily placed on leave for her obviously insensitive suggestion.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
While pundits and the media applaud the legions of schoolkids who walked out of class on Wednesday, a teacher in California had a valid question. She wondered if protests of a different sort would receive the support of the school administration.
The teacher asked if it was appropriate for the school to have been providing support for a politically motivated protest, and if such support would be there for other causes.
Said history teacher Julianne Benzel:”I just kind of used the example … a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration.”
If civic engagement and protest are good and noble things — which we’re hearing from schools in support of the student walkouts — then they’re good and noble things. If not, you’re showing a preference for certain political positions over others.