It may be that most high school students, told that they can no longer wear a “Make America Great Again” hat on campus, would simply obey the rules, put their heads down, and grumble meaninglessly about the existential unfairness of it all.
But then, most students are not Maddie Mueller.
The Fresno, California senior was outraged when Clovis North High School officials banned her from wearing apparel in support of President Donald Trump, and she’s not going to take the ruling lying down. She believes the school is violating her First Amendment rights and is taking a partisan stance against the president.
While school officials maintain they have the right to restrict student apparel that can turn into a distraction in class, Mueller contends that there is nothing inappropriate about showing support for the president.
“To my knowledge Trump is not a logo, it’s a last name,” she told the local news station. “It’s just our president. You can’t claim the president is a logo, sports team, or affiliated with any gang.”
Oh, Ms. Mueller, you have much to learn about the ways of the left.
Or maybe she knows more than we think, because she’s certainly got a grasp on her First Amendment rights. That puts her leagues ahead of school officials, who apparently believe that they can indoctrinate their students with liberal propaganda day in and day out, but then put a barrier in the way when one of them decides to express their own political views. Even if those political views are as nakedly patriotic as supporting the current President of the United States.
Mueller says this is not the first time the school has clamped down on her apparel. She’s been repeatedly warned not to violate the dress code – even though there is nothing in that code that prohibits political hats and shirts.
“I don’t care if I offend anybody I’m just showing support for the President and what I believe,” she said.
According to the Washington Post, Mueller’s dream is to become a congresswoman. Here’s hoping she fulfills that dream; we could use more fighters like her in Washington.