(Daily Mail)–A teacher told a student in her classroom that he could be arrested for saying something bad about Barack Obama. The social studies teacher at North Rowan High School in Spencer, North Carolina told the student he could go to jail for speaking negatively about the President – but that it was fine to criticise Mitt Romney. Video captured the intense debate between the two as the teacher demanded that Mr Obama be respected, while the student insisted he had a right to share his own opinions. On the video, the teacher can be heard discussing with students a recent report that Mr Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, had bullied someone as a youngster. The 10-minute video uploaded to YouTube last Monday appears to be taken from a cell phone where only voices can be heard and it does not show anyone inside the classroom. As the teacher explains the Romney allegations, the student asks: ‘Didn’t Obama bully somebody, though?’ The teacher responds that she was not aware of Mr Obama being a bully. She begins to raise her voice telling the student not to make ‘degrading’ comments. The student tries to reply: ‘If you’re going to talk [about] Romney…’ But he is interrupted by the teacher, who starts shouting. ‘Uh-uh! Stop! Stop! No! Because there’s no comparison. He [Mr Romney] is running for President. Obama is the President.’ The student, not satisfied with that answer, went on to say: ‘If you’re going to talk trash about one side, you gotta talk trash about the other.’ However, the teacher disagreed. She said, ‘Let me tell you this: you’ve got to realize this man is wanting to be what Obama already is, OK?’ She continues, screaming: ‘That’s disrespect! That’s disrespect!’ The student contends that the teacher is the one being disrespectful – to Mr Romney. This infuriated the teacher. She insists that the student follow her rule. The teacher cried out: ‘You will not disrespect the President of the United States!’ The student retorted: ‘I’ll say what I want.’ She angrily counters: ‘Not about him you won’t.’ As the exchange went on, the student told the teacher that he had different beliefs than her and when he asked a question about Mr Obama and bullying, the teacher got ‘defensive’ and ‘freaked out.’
I know EXACTLY how this kid feels. Like exactly. I mean I spent the better part of a year criticizing Romney for being a square white bread dude who doesn’t believe in anything and I never heard a peep out of anyone. The second I call Obama gay for dating a dude in College Vanity Fair has their legal team send me an email saying I was going to jail unless I took the picture down. It’s a complete double standard. You can’t touch Obama.
Seriously though this video is a disturbing. If I were this kid I would NEVER go to this class again. Not because of the political issues, but because this teacher is just soooooo stupid. Slander? People getting arrested for criticizing the President? This crazy broad is a social studies teacher…really? She has to be the dumbest person in that room yet she is responsible for educating our youth and molding young minds. No wonder America is falling behind. I think this teacher should be fired immediately and so should the person that hired her.
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