Monday, October 16, 2006

New bill lets teachers search students

On September 19th, Congress voted on whether to destroy the civil rights of students, enabling teachers to conduct invasive strip searches under the slightest suspicion. With less than 10% of the 435 member body present, they passed HR. 5295 - "Student and Teacher Safety Act of 2006." They claimed the act will remove weapons and drugs out of the school. Searching every student in violation of the Constitution only removes students' civil rights! The bill now goes on to be voted on in the Senate.

This bill was created by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) who is running for re-election. He convinced House leadership to vote on the House floor September 19. The bill had less then 20 co-sponsors in the 435 member House (all of which are Republica of course).

The bill was never subjected to hearings or considered by the Committee to which it was referred, the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Even though it purports to interpret the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment regarding searches, it was not referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

This bill is nothing more than another attack on the constitutional rights of young people by the federal government. Students should never have to check their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door. Another step closer for Big Brother


Kyle said...

Just scary.

Deej said...

OH yes. Very scary, but we need to "scare" back. We can't put up with this shit.