Because we really need one, and this is a good one.
Remember that kid, Jared Marcum, who got arrested and slammed with criminal charges for wearing an NRA T-shirt to school in WV? The one we wrote about a bit back.
Well, we wish we could tell you that his attorney got the charges dismissed with extreme prejudice already, but apparently the judge is still trying to get off the floor laughing at the sheer idiocy of the Logan County School District. Rest assured, however, that they will be.
But this is even better. The kid is at least back in school. His suspension for daring to be an American and a supporter of the NRA sort of disappeared. We guess that means that the LCSD is fine with harboring a criminal, since they’re the ones who insisted on the criminal charges. Really, now. How’s THAT going to Help The Children™? Sorry, we couldn’t resist.
Here’s where it gets good (and thanks to Bob Owens for bringing it to our attention): The kid showed up to school the day after the Logan County “Educators” decided he was Public Enemy No. 1 wearing, yep, the very same t-shirt he’d been branded a criminal for wearing the day before.
And he wasn’t arrested or even suspended this time. Imagine that. Maybe LCSD Superintendent Wilma Zigmond, 103 Central Ave, Logan, WV 25601-3006 was too busy answering her phone, (304) 752-9420 (White Pages info, so take with huge grain of salt), to issue orders to “arrest on sight” to her teachers’ union goons. Who knows?
All we can say is “way to go, son!”
And there’s a lesson in here for the rest of us too. This is a 14-year-old refusing to be bullied, even as he’s faced with criminal charges. Standing up for his rights as a U.S. Citizen, telling the liberal fascists to go fuck themselves.
Do you want to go down in history as less than that? Shit, if we can’t even live up to the example of an eighth grader, we might as well pack up our rhetoric and go ask our new masters to please put the shackles on us right away in order to make our submission to slavery official.
That kid just showed more moral courage and dedication to principle than the entire city of Boston.
That’s not a bad thing to be able to put on your resume, if you ask us. If we’re making hiring decisions when you come of age, Jared, please send us your resume. Fuck that, we’ll look you up and beg you to come work for us, because there’ll be a long line of people wanting to do the same. And if we’re not, if things have taken a darker turn, then know that you’ll have an instant commission with the Wolverines.
Lead, follow or get out of the way. You, Jared, have shown the seeds of a future leader already. Not bad for a 14-year-old kid.
Not bad at ALL.