First amendment dead in San Clarita, CA, for this 10-year-old


(image source: Grayson's father, Darren Thomas)

According to the Blaze (http://www.theblaze.com ) Grayson Thomas happened to notice that their local newsman resembled the President in some way or other. This seems like a reasonable thing to say, since lots of his friends and teachers had mentioned the same thing.

But someone whispered that "racist" word and things began to happen. Ultimately, Grayson was thrown out of school PERMANENTLY for making this innocent observation. He was punished for what other people thought that the boy was thinking, which is the worst kind of hate crime -- a thought crime, even once-removed -- that there is.

Story at http://www.theblaze.com/stories/was-a-5th-grader-kicked-out-of-his-eleme...

(Thanks The Blaze!)