Kevin McCullough

So a school district, that has already lost in a lower court, attempting to ban both religious belief and free expression thereof, now wants to spend tax-payer money to attempt to thwart those same rights of religious belief, and free expression.

Welcome to all that is the fascist thinking of the leadership of the Kountze Independent School District, located just outside Beaumont, Texas.

Similar to the scandals occupying Washington DC right now there is a "big picture" lesson in the story of the Kountze High School cheerleaders: "If the atheist left of America have enough tax-payer money at hand, they will continue to attempt to wipe out individual freedoms of all those they disagree with."

Now admittedly the Kountze Independent School District doesn't have 88 low level IRS agents it can assign to track the movements of the cheerleaders. It doesn't have the ability to lie to both a judge and in return a sworn hearing in Congress about the need for wiretaps against the cheerleaders and their parents. It certainly doesn't maintain the executive branch ability to first ignore, but in the long run--very likely commute the sentence of the chief wrong doers in the matter.

But those three contrasts aside the Kountze Independent School District is seeking retribution against those it dislikes the worldview, belief system, philosophy, and possibly the politics of just as sinisterly, and just a punishingly to the American tax-payer as the "big boys" in our nation's capital.

On May 8th the Texas courts said that the Kountze cheerleaders could put Bible verses, quotes, and references on the banners they created for their football boys to come running through. The court weighed in on this only because the school district and some in its leadership felt it unacceptable that these cheerleaders be allowed to hold and state their religious beliefs while offering messages of support to their spirit brothers on the football field.

The court understood that the Constitution protects a student's religious beliefs and refused to allow the school district to create some "constitutional free zone" in which the cheerleaders would be required to disconnect, renounce, or otherwise give up expression of their religious beliefs. The court understood that the Constitution does not tread in ambiguity or confusion on the right of a person's religious beliefs, nor on their right to express those beliefs personally and publicly.