First Amendment under attack as teacher punished for praising Trump

In today’s hyper-politicized world, the biggest casualty other than common sense and civility has been the Constitution’s First Amendment. In the Age of Trump, praising a president who won a sizeable majority of electoral votes is even enough to create employment problems.

As reported by, Left-wing teachers and academics can get away with saying all kinds of vile things while teaching our children to hate their own country. But for the rare conservative and Trump supporter among the nation’s primary educators? Not so much.

Veronica Fleming, a computer lab instructor at Parkside Elementary School near Naples, Florida, dared to praise the president’s actions on enforcing immigration law on her own Facebook page, and for that, she was “reassigned to administrative duties,” EAGNews noted.

“The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been,” Fleming wrote of the recent “Day Without Immigrants” protest, which was a flop (some even lost their jobs). “Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation. Let’s make America great again. Thanks Donald Trump!”

But since most of the students at Parkside and their parents are minorities and recent immigrants, they get to be outraged and have their voices heard. And of course, like the cowards they are, the Left-wing administrators who run Parkside caved to the complaints of parents rather than standing up for their own teacher and her right to speak her mind under the Constitution.

“‘Selective allowable discrimination’ is alive and well in America’s public school system,” noted. “Liberal teachers literally get away with all kinds of highly questionable and unethical things, but let a conservative teacher express their views on their own private social media pages and they are punished for exercising their First Amendment rights.”

Especially if you’re a white teacher, like Fleming.

Naturally she was labeled by the angry Left – she’s a racist! – while real racists dominate American classrooms all over the country. Students are increasingly taught that only the history and cultural mores of white Americans were (and are) racist. White America was and is greedy. White America was and is bigoted. White America stole from the rest of the world to enrich itself (rather than defend two-thirds of the planet from would-be tyrants). White America is dishonest. And so forth.

To the Alt-Left academic, only the lowly, humble immigrant and minority is never racist, never greedy, never mean-spirited, never dishonest, never hurtful, never bigoted and never intolerant. 

That’s just nonsense. But worse than that, such rhetoric is intentionally divisive.

We should all be stumping for fair and equal treatment of all Americans, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity or cultural heritage. (RELATED: See all the news that ‘they’ don’t want you to see at

Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, said it best recently when he made an appeal to all Americans, regardless of where our ancestors, grandparents, and parents came from:

The bottom line for me is that I support everybody as long as they’re pro-liberty! It doesn’t matter to me if you’re African, Indian, Asian, Latino, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Atheist, conservative, liberal, libertarian, independent or whatever… as long as you support the fundamental principles of individual LIBERTY, I can happily live alongside you as your neighbor, colleague or countrymen/women.

We cannot survive as a society if we cannot tolerate someone else’s political views and opinions, period, especially in a multicultural, multi-ethnic society. I agreed with almost none of President Barack Obama’s policies and politics. Yet, I defended anyone’s First Amendment right to publicly (or privately) voice their support for him. However, it’s his Left-wing Democratic Party that can’t stand voices of political dissent. Just like the Russian Marxists, the Chinese communists, and Nazi and Italian fascists; they seek to silence opposition and punish anyone who disagrees with their worldview. (RELATED: Google censorship transforming the Health Ranger into an almost “cultural hero” of the First Amendment)

So the problem isn’t on this side of the political spectrum, it’s on the other side.

Fleming’s opinion of immigrants and Trump’s decision to enforce immigration law are hers alone. Agree or disagree, she has every right to it.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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