Last night, I was listening to Lars Larson, national right-wing radio host, and he was discussing just a topic. He told of a story out of New Jersey, about a crazed screaming teacher from New Jersey. The story goes, the teacher went ape crazy when a student refused to stand during the National Anthem. After yelling at the student to stand, the teacher kicked his chair out from under him, which left the child storming from the classroom.
The funny part of this whole ordeal is the teacher was caught on a camera phone having his morning anthem meltdown. Watching the video, it is clear that the teacher is shouting during the recording of the National Anthem, miring any insignificant noise within the room. And they say liberal are angry.
There is no doubt that the teacher is extremely agitated over the lack of attention showed by many students, but is violence necessary? If this "patriot" had so much respect for our country and it's existence, maybe he would have taken the time to read the Constitution, which in fact protects the rights of an individual to remain seated during the recitation of the Anthem.
Likewise, if children were causing such a disturbance, he should have paused the recording and dispatched them from the room. Yelling, screaming and violence is no way to celebrate our country's heritage. Furthermore, forcing people to respect by violence and dominance is no way to encourage them. After all, if that were the case, we may still be a British Colony.
BTW: The State of New Jersey is moving to ban the use of camera phones. Go figure