With the reinstatement of anti-American “teacher” Jay Bennish, Colorado government schools have told the rest of the country-officially-that they support teachers who espouse anti-American ideologies. Jay Bennish was taped by one of his students Sean Allen making a 20-minute anti-US, anti-Israel and anti-President Bush rant.
Bennish’s tirade included discharges against President Bush (comparing him to Adolph Hitler), the United States (Bennish said: “Capitalism is an economic system that will provide everyone in the world with the basic needs that they need? Do you see how this economic system is at odds with humanity? At odds with caring and compassion? It's at odds with human rights!”) and Bennish further asked his students then stated: “Who is probably the single most violent nation on planet Earth?! The United States of America!”
Bennish also said that Israel was established as a state, because it committed “terrorist acts”. Good grief! Any reasonable and rational person would conclude that Bennish’s pure leftist rabble-rousing indoctrination-style of teaching would be abhorred by any school district. One might also make the logical assumption that such an indoctrinator would be fired. One would be wrong.
In the true-and-tested ACLU-style of intimidation, Bennish attorney David Lane threatened the school district that had suspended Bennish (with pay—I might add) with a federal lawsuit based on “freedom of speech”. Free speech has, apparently, now been redefined as: “Saying anything one wants to anyone at anytime as long as it, it some way, denigrates and/or attempts the destruction of the American way of life”.
If, however, a teacher attempts to actually teach the American values and deigns to reference the name of God, which are included in the US Declaration of Independence (as we witnessed in California’s Cupertino school district), said teacher is barred and banned from doing so. And if the teacher doesn’t stop, either the teacher will be fired of the ACLU will sue the school district to ensure this “dastardly” practice is stopped.
The anti-American Ward Churchills, Jay Bennishs and ACLU are now making the rules, folks. Their message is “either you submit to our will or we’ll sue you for everything you’ve got”. It appears that we are being threatened with “submit or else” from the terrorists outside of our country, as well as those within it. And our enemies from within seem to be winning.
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.