About the only thing I hate more than parents who use their kids to be the vicarious automatons they never were are the ones who use them to make stupid points.


An 11-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school after he refused to take off a shirt that read, “Obama is a terrorist’s best friend.” His father says that the school is violating his son’s First Amendment rights.

Daxx Dalton, a fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School in Aurora, Colo., wore the homemade shirt on a day when students were asked to show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue, according to MyFOXColorado.com.

You already named the kid Daxx - do you really need to do this to him, too? I have no doubt that eleven year olds have political opinions and may even want to express them, but it's pretty obvious from the story that young Daxx is expressing his father's opinion to make his father's point.

Dann Dalton, the boy’s father — a “proud conservative” who has taken part in anti-abortion protests — told MyFOXColorado.com that the school is making a mistake by suspending his son.

“It’s the public school system,” he said. “Let’s be honest, it’s full of liberal loons.”

He later told FOX News, “I didn’t expect (my son) to get what he got, that was ridiculously uncalled for.”

His son also told FOX News he was “encouraged” to wear the shirt by his father.

“I felt like I should wear it, because I have a right to,” he added.

What sort of fundamental level of disrespect do you have to have for your seed to name him Daxx send him to school with an inflammatory t-shirt in order to make your political point? The issue of the response to the t-shirt aside (chances are it was a constitutionally protected form of speech), children aren't political props sent out to suffer the slings and arrows of whatever bullshit you want to incite to prove once and for all that you have the biggest dick in the PTA.

The response to the child's shirt was brought upon by the father's insistence that he wear it. While he's probably been raised to believe (like any good conservative) that all outrage he doesn't agree with is the result of feminist PC police toddling around their nascent nanny state, the father's still instilling a value system for his son that's based on A.) settling the father's idiotic scores and B.) living out his father's fomenting rage in venues that daddy dearest would otherwise not have access to. It's a dictatorial form of parenting, and ultimately damaging to the son and to those around him. On the plus side, the bloody fetus pictures he'll bring into sex ed will make great dartboards in high school.