Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bong Hits for Jesus - The Game

I heard something about the recent Supreme Court ruling about a kid who was suspended from school for having a sign during a field trip that said "Bong Hits for Jesus".

In our land of mere mortals, free speech obviously doesn't really mean free. It's a great ideal, but impossible as long as we are still communicating through simian grunts and our egos can be disturbed. The only language that even should be questionable among adults is that which is intended to direct physical danger to a person or property.

I have no problem with warning labels or specified viewing hours for objectionable material. Schools and their administrators need to keep some kind of order. This court decision is not really all that outrageous, because under our country's draconian drug laws, the flower Cannabis has been considered a dangerous drug since the 30's. Therefore, (if you want to be considered a dork) you could argue that the principal is obligated to punish a student who, at a school function, is promoting illegal drug use. Personally, I think it's ridiculous & funny, but I also don't think it's completely defensible behavior.

Free speech or obscene language... brilliant satire or offensive pro-drug slur?
You'll never know... without "Bong Hits for Jesus: The Game":

In the words of Jon Stewart...
"And now, your moment of Zen":
Guardian UK: "Jesus 'Healed Using Cannabis'"

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