Joseph Frederick smokes up
- Yes, totally dude
- No way, man
- Shut up and pass the brownies
The Supreme Court ruled against a former high school student Monday in the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” banner case – a split decision that limits students’ free speech rights.
Joseph Frederick was 18 when he unveiled the 14-foot paper sign on a public sidewalk outside his Juneau, Alaska, high school in 2002.
Principal Deborah Morse confiscated it and suspended Frederick. He sued, taking his case all the way to the nation’s highest court.
As for Frederick, he is halfway across the globe, teaching English to students in China.
“I find it absurdly funny,” he said. “I was not promoting drugs. … I assumed most people would take it as a joke.”[/quote]
Once again the conservative media outlets are besmirching the good name of English teachers worldwide. Just because English is used to promote free speech, there is no need to associate message with anything related to casual recreational drug use. Feeding the stereotype that English teachers abroad are religious hemp smoking slackers.
Bong hits 4 Joseph Frederick. In a non-drug related kind of way.