“All Your Children Are Belong To Us” – Dad Arrested For Questioning New Hampshire School Board About Sexually Explicit Book… (Page 313 included)

You’ve probably heard this story by now.   Mr. William Baer was handcuffed and escorted out of a board meeting Monday night after expressing concern about a required reading book given to his 14-year-old daughter.

Here’s part of the content Mr and Mrs. Baer are concerned with.    “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult, page 313:

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“‘Relax,’ Matt murmured, and then he sank his teeth into her shoulder. He pinned her hands over her head and ground his hips against hers. She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach. ”

… She couldn’t remember ever feeling so heavy, as if her heart were beating between her legs. She clawed at Matt’s back to bring him closer. “‘Yeah,’ he groaned, and her pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs.

… (H)e clamped his hand over her mouth and drove harder and harder until Josie felt him come.

“Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.”

The school board refused to allow Mr. Baer to read the entire context out loud.    Local media in/around Gilford, New Hampshire, the location of the High School, refuse to publish the page citing graphic sexual content concern.

National Television media refuse to quote the passages from the book for fear of FCC violations for graphic sexual content.

National print media refuse to publish the pages due to graphic sexual content.

But a High School can present the book to a 14-year-old student, and require them to read it for the lesson plan, and not inform the student’s parent(s).

Oh yeah, and then arrest Dad for failing to comply.

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Two links for more information:

Leftist apologist media version HERE.   Conservative media version HERE

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80 Responses to “All Your Children Are Belong To Us” – Dad Arrested For Questioning New Hampshire School Board About Sexually Explicit Book… (Page 313 included)

  1. Moishe Pipik says:

    Also, I’m wondering if the book’s main theme (and, no, I haven’t read it), about a “school shooting” is just to indoctrinate kids in anti-Constitution propaganda. If so, that’s as bad as the pornography!

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  2. Chance says:

    Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. – Vladimir Lenin

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Criminy!

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  4. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    That parent should lease a billboard near the location of the town council meetings and put that excerpt on it.

    I wonder how Barack and Moochelle would react if page 313 was mailed to Sasha and Malia?

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  5. AdukeLAXobserver says:

    Welcome to the coming police state. First rule don’t question the authorities.

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  6. John Galt says:

    Seems like the school is committing a crime by providing obscene materials to minors.

    “or explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual conduct and which, taken as a whole, is harmful to minors.”

    Complaint against school has to be initiated by county attorney or attorney general.

    http://nhrsa.org/law/571-b-4-preliminary-hearing/

    http://nhrsa.org/law/571-b-1-definitions/
    http://nhrsa.org/law/571-b-2-offenses/

    I. It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to give, sell, loan or otherwise provide, with or without monetary consideration, to a minor:

    (a) Any picture, photograph, drawing, sculpture, motion picture film or similar visual representation or image of a person or portion of the human body which depicts sexual conduct and which is harmful to minors, or
    (b) Any book, pamphlet, magazine, printed matter, however reproduced, or sound recording which contains any matter enumerated in RSA 571-B:2, I(a), or explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual conduct and which, taken as a whole, is harmful to minors.
    II. It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to exhibit, for or without monetary consideration, to a minor or knowingly to sell to a minor an admission ticket or pass or knowingly to admit a minor, for or without monetary consideration, to premises whereon there is exhibited a motion picture, show or other presentation which, in whole or in part, depicts or describes sexual conduct and which is harmful to minors.

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  7. AdukeLAXobserver says:

    Yet another reason to home school or send your kid to a private school. Also anyone notice how the rest of the parents sat there like little sheep? Won’t be long before they are informing on their neighbors.

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    • lepanto says:

      That was the saddest thing of all.

      If only a few of the other parents would have objected, they could easily have prevented their neighbor from being arrested and placed in handcuffs. I was really expecting someone to say, “Let him speak. I want to hear what he has to say.” Or, “Is this really necessary?”

      But no. No one made a movement, except for the one holding the video camera. I cannot imagine sitting there and not expressing dismay that a good man (for this is obviously a good man) is being physically dragged out of our little assembly “for violating the two minute rule.”

      Some neighbors. Some neighborhood.

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  8. Jim says:

    Look at all the other sheeple, just sitting there, not saying a word. I now am convinced that no one will speak up when the SHTF. Disgusting how they all sat there and did not say a word. That passage IS written pornography. That would never have been allowed when I was in school. What is the matter with those people. Isn’t there one vertabrate among them?

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  9. justafly says:

    The video of Wm. Baer was on The Kelly File tonight and will be on with her live tomorrow (Wednesday) evening.
    He is a lawyer, former internet radio co-host. He is articulate, intelligent. and is an activist for Constitutional Rights of citizens. He is out of jail ROR with a $700 bail posted.
    The school has now modified it’s policy to where parents must op-in instead of having to op out of this book assignment.
    I will post more of any relevance on this when I hear back from him.

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    • AdukeLAXobserver says:

      Cool a lawyer. Too bad the courts are rigged in favor of the state by crooked judges.

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    • Yakmaster says:

      The school board is back-pedaling double-time so they don’t get their butts sued for false filing a report of ‘disorderly conduct’ ( as stated by one of the police officers on the tape). They also don’t want to look like pornography peddlers to middle America. Too late for that, dimwits!!
      I really hope Baer sues the police department for false arrest.
      I also hope the audience member defending the book as (appropriate for her teen) is embarrassed now that media won’t even print the excerpt.
      As for Jodie Picoult saying she read the excerpt to her minor kids —that is beyond creepy— makes my skin crawl.

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      • scaretactics says:

        + 100000

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      • justafly says:

        This story is garnering national attention I think for the exact reasons you mention Yakmaster.

        As a F.O.G. I get to tell one “back in the day” story per day; In the 1970’s (?) there was outrage here in the U.S. about stories of Red China taking control of children as young a 4 y.o. to indoctrinate them to the Little Red Book and to train them for the job The Party decided the child would be best suited to perform and the needs of The Party.

        As a father of four homeschool graduates, what I see the “product” of the publik skuhl sistem to be are Compliant Taxpayers. The teacher’s union is our The Party and the Little Red Book is now the Common Core curriculum.
        We are becoming the Red Chinese.

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  10. jordan2222 says:

    There surely is more to this story than is being reported.

    How did the other parents react in the meeting? What happened in that room after he was arrested? Did the arresting officer make the decision to arrest him? If not, who did?

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      • jordan2222 says:

        So Allen makes an apology… thus acknowledging that Baer was correct but instead of being applauded as a diligent watchdog, he goes to jail. Huh?

        “The Board apologizes for the discomfort of those impacted and for the failure of the School District to send home prior notice of assignment of the novel,” Allen wrote.

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        • John Galt says:

          “The Board apologizes for the discomfort of those impacted and for the failure of the School District to send home prior notice of assignment of the novel”

          I don’t think that parental consent constitutes a defense to the criminal distribution of obscene material to minors.

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          • LetJusticePrevail" says:

            I caught that, too. Whether or not the parents consent, it’s still a crime to provide pornographic material to children. I’m certain the local prosecutor would have no problem charging parents under this statute if they were caught showing a porno movie to a 14 year old. This book is no different. The excerpt on page 313 amounts to nothing more than gratuitous sex and there’s nothing artistic or necessary about it.

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        • LetJusticePrevail" says:

          These people are local Nazis whose heads are giddy with power. All they want to do is go through the formalities of the meeting while they try to hide the obvious: Their school board is providing pornographic material to minors.

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          • jordan2222 says:

            I was thinking what their behavior says about those on the board. Could be a lot of things but my head won’t go there since it’s not anything that I or anyone I know would do.. or not do.

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      • jordan2222 says:

        Forgot to say thanks. So THANK YOU.

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        • LetJusticePrevail" says:

          No problemo. You helped me many a time during the GZ battle at HP!

          😉

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          • jordan2222 says:

            We were all alone in an unfriendly arena and, IIRC, we tried to help each other out. Those people were awfully stupid and irrational, and resorted to name calling when either of us had something to say that was indisputable. At times, I was accused of being you.

            For sure, we had a “reputation” and were well known by the haters there.

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      • Chip Bennett says:

        When did Americans start using the term “row”? Are we devolving into Brits?

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    • doodahdazee says:

      There are so many laws that a citizen does not know or understand it. Trust me on this. Millions of lines of code, rules, regulations, exceptions, etc. Waivers they are not aware they have even waived. It is next to impossible not to at least be a minor criminal or in violation of some rule you know nothing about. Everyone is a lawbreaker to some extent.

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  11. The chance of our bringing our great nation out of the gutter peacefully is slipping further and further away every day. The tree of liberty needs to be fed once again..

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  12. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    I suggest that a letter be sent to the Belnap County Prosecutor, Melissa Countway Guldbrandsen, quoting NH Statutes Title LVIII Chapters 571-B:2 and 571-B:1 and explaining her duties under 571-B:4, and requesting that she file a complaint against the teacher who provided pornographic material to a minor.

    It also helps if you send a copy of your letter to every TV station, radio station, and newspaper in Belnap County, by CONSPICUOUSLY including their email addresses in the “send to” box AT THE SAME TIME you send this letter to the County Attorney. This puts her “on the spot” because she will know that EVERYONE is aware that she has been called to duty.

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  13. Total madness! When Israel of the Bible turned from God they too accepted the most perverse and ungodly practices, many similar to those we in the US are seeing today. Where is our Isaiah, our Jeremiah, our reluctant Jonah? Until he arrives, I will continue to turn to the next best thing….The Last Refuge……..and it’s amazing collection of intelligent and wise sages!
    Anyone else remember (I’m 61) when in the public schools, we started the day with a PRAYER to the One TRUE God, then the Pledge of Allegiance? And if so, do you remember anything “sinister” (other than crawling under your desk two or three times a year in an Atomic Bomb drill) happening in your school, let alone your community? I want my Country back!!! I want my grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews (yes, I have all of those!! Dang!) to some day know the America I once knew. I’d like to see it again too before I go to a MUCH better place. God Bless you ALL

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    • oguz12 says:

      Schools are not a mental institutions, or day care centers, or anything other than academic institutions. Those who fail academics should be removed or moved elsewhere quickly, thereby putting the pressure on academic performance instead of popularity – or the disgusting things this “author” wrote about. How is this even literature?

      Also, it is not the students’ job to have to learn how to deal with bullies or the mentally disturbed. Thus, there is no point to this book. It is the school job to keep the school safe by physical security – period.

      Remove the obvious bully, the obvious psycho, and the utter failure. Done!

      Adam Lanza did not belong in open society. This is not a cruel or mean to say. We should not teach kids that everything is a “disability” that should be tolerated. Embracing insanity and mediocrity into schools is insanity itself. Then we wonder what happened, and then peddle porn to our kids to teach some lesson? And lock up the only sane person in the room?

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    • christine says:

      I send my children to Catholic School. The start their day with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Their reading assignments are all based on parent approval. I have never seen such a pathetic excuse for an educational reading assignment in my life. My children would be pulled from that school in a second. I have already sent the principal an email explaining the disgust felt around the country. If anyone wants it, the email is: psawyer@sau73.org.

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  14. jello333 says:

    Wow. When you said “explicit” I didn’t expect it to be quite so…. um, explicit. So let me see. They say the only reason this book is assigned is because of the importance of its general subject matter…. school shootings and such. Ok, fine. But seems to me even THAT would be something that parents are notified about ahead of time. I mean send a notice to parents that unless they object, their kid will be reading a book about school shootings… something that (I presume) could be traumatic.

    But what to do about the single (supposedly) page with the sexual content? I’m not really sure. Of course you have to somehow give the parents an option to say NO to the book as a whole. But maybe also an option to let their kids read the book with or WITHOUT that particular page. If it doesn’t really have anything to do with the rest of the story, it’s no loss anyway. But HOW do you get that page out of the book?… I’m not sure (short of actually tearing it out).

    Oh, and while I’m talking about giving the parents the option of leaving that page out… I say also give the KIDS the option to leave it out. It probably doesn’t happen too often, but it’s possible that a parent would say that page is fine, but the kid him/herself wouldn’t like it. I mean, I’m not naive, I know full well that many (if not most) kids that age have already heard/read plenty of stuff like that. But for the ones who HAVEN’T, and who don’t appreciate having to read it (be it parents OR kids)… they absolutely should NOT be forced to read it. And this guy at the meeting had EVERY right to be upset.

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    • CrankyinAZ says:

      IMHO … they use this book because it’s about New Hampshire… it received several awards, you know. So it must be good. Trust the them, they know what they’re doing. Don’t question the education specialists! Teenagers these days… can handle a few naughty words… we have to deal with the “REAL” world … you know… the one they live in.

      Okay… I’m gagging on my own sarcasm here…. Sorry. Move along…move along.

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  15. jello333 says:

    And something else I meant to add: I agree with some others here that this is just another example of why everyone should consider homeschooling their kids. (My sons are well past school age, but if they weren’t, I’d definitely be trying SOMETHING other than public schools.)

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  16. The All Real Numbers Symbol says:

    Oh great, written porn. I did not need to read that; that was pretty explicit.

    What happened to having kids read great books, like Les Miserables and 1984 (Okay I know why kids don’t read that one in school anymore…ditto Atlas Shrugged). You know, books that stood the test of time, rather than this poor trash porn writing?

    And did this school just have this man arrested for exercising his right to free speech? I think we have a good litmus test for porn books here: If the school board won’t let you read it publicly during a meeting and the TV station broadcasting the meeting won’t broadcast it because it’s vile, then it has no business being read by students in schools. Period.

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  17. justafly says:

    Bill Baer made an excellent point during is government allotted two minutes by asking the school board president to read the page aloud to the meeting, That request was denied. Then he made the point, if he was standing in front of the school passing out just that page of the required reading he would certainly been arrested for distributing pornography to minors.

    Juxtaposition this story with the one in NC (?) of the teacher(s) denying a student his right to read his Bible during the Free Reading period.

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  18. what happened to live free or die?

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  19. Susan M. says:

    It slipped through the Borders.

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  20. Chip Bennett says:

    When I was 14, I was reading Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare, Steinbeck, and Brittish classics – in public school.

    Note also the “two minute rule”, a favorite tool of tyrant school boards and town councils. You may petition for redress of grievances, but only if your petition fits within an arbitrary time limit. If you go over that arbitrary time limit, you will be arrested for disorderly conduct.

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  21. Dr. Bogus Pachysandra says:

    “Since its publication, the novel has received the 2010 Iowa High School Book Award and The Flume: NH Teen Reader’s Choice Award.”

    Sheesh! We’re doomed!
    Also, some other parents did complain;

    “Other parents then spoke against the book being assigned without prior notice. One of them was Sarah Carignan.

    “I am utterly appalled that this was an oversight, that my son had this book in his hand for a week,” Carignan said. “Unacceptable.”

    Carignan said there is no reason that her son should have been in possession of the book “for a minute” before she saw a notice. She also echoed Baer’s complaint with the notice.

    “It you ask me, it does not depict what is really in that book. It is not age appropriate for all children,” Carignan said.”

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  22. The matter is not so much whether the book in question is good or bad. It may be even excellent literature, even if I don’t feel interested in reading it.

    There was some parent there who even said that that reading gave opportunity to some discussion with his daughter.

    The matter is that children are not all developing / understanding things at the same pace. There are many 14 y.o. who are still naïve, pure, they don’t know too much of the “real world” and neither should they be forced to, before they are ready to. Whether that passage is gratuitous porn or good literature can’t be objectively established, but that’s not the point. Had the children really really wanted to read that book, they could do it on their own, after reaching the age of 18. From the point of view of appropriate education, what the school did was downright child abuse, compounded with “parent abuse,” given the reckless, unjustified arrest of the protesting father.

    Here are some links to the school you may want to see, if you feel like expressing an opinion to those responsible.

    http://www.sau73.org/school-board

    http://www.sau73.org/sau-information/gsd-staff

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    • jello333 says:

      “The matter is that children are not all developing / understanding things at the same pace. There are many 14 y.o. who are still naïve, pure, they don’t know too much of the “real world” and neither should they be forced to, before they are ready to.”

      Absolutely! As I said in another comment, I’m fully aware that for many kids, the language on that page is nothing new. But what about the OTHER kids? As you say, it is WRONG to force them to read/see such stuff if either they or their parents have ANY issue with it.

      And something else I don’t think I’ve seen mentioned here: The classes this book is assigned in is MIXED, both boys and girls. I think if/when such material is ever assigned (assuming there can ever be a justification for it), it should be like some schools do with sex-ed. Students are segregated by sex, and male teachers teaching boys, female teachers teaching girls…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I agree with most of what you said. But, it is my personal opinion that that passage is porn. “Whether that passage is gratuitous porn or good literature can’t be objectively established.”

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  23. Sassy1 says:

    Disgusting and despicable. And dare I say sinister. Don’t they know that kids of that age are very prone to copycat behavior? Do they want a school shooting like Connecticut? Why read a whole book on the topic? This is inexcusable on so many fronts. Desensitizing children to evil, normalizing inappropriate sexual behavior in children. That brave father was the only one in the room with any sense. I hope he sues the living he!! out of that school board and the teacher who knowingly subjected these children to pornography. Public schools have become absolute cesspools.

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    • scaretactics says:

      Exactly. Well stated.

      And I think that mr. Baer has planted a seed here….. parents are more than.likely clueless about what their kids are reading and learning. Kudos to him for knowing…and caring…what his child is reading.

      My kids go to Catholic school. They read classics. No crap about a school shooting with a pornographic edge to it. Teachers at this NH public school can hand out porn but not the Bible….how very sad and twisted.

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  24. I’m 59 and I’ve never read anything that filthy. Where is the “educational” value in such young minds reading porn? Dad was arrested for disorderly conduct? Huh! If it were my child I’d have been utterly irate!

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  25. Brian says:

    Mayor Ford of Toronto is doing a much better job on crack than our knucklehead without?? Or is he on Psychotropic Drugs and that’s why he was riding that bike with those funny jeans? Or maybe he is on crack because this stuff wouldn’t be happening if it wasn’t for him being in office and in charge of our Justice Department but just remember one thing…..First Tuesday in November!
    God Bless America
    OperationAmericanSpring.org
    16MAY2014
    Washington, D.C
    Because America is a terrible thing to waste!
    We need to hang tough and flood the Congress with calls and emails!
    As for this Father, if he decides to sue the Police Department and the School District it may be worth a Donation?
    OperationAmericanSpring.org
    Come support our Brave men and women who sacrificed for US!

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  26. Bill says:

    Where did they say that little town was? I want to write it off my list as a place i never want to go!

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  27. Paul says:

    A generation ago the teacher who assigned this book would have been fired. Today we arrest a concerned father and give the book awards. What has happened to our country? Like great civilizations of the past, we will be destroyed, not by enemies outside our borders, but by enemies within our borders. Sadly, our destruction will be self-induced. Pray for America.

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  28. Lea says:

    I can’t believe they are reading Jodi Picoult books in school now. Not because of the sexual content (although I get why the dad is upset) but because that’s not a classic. Not even a new classic. It’s just trash lit for reading at the beach.

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  29. Marcy says:

    Let’s move beyond the “porn”… of course I don’t want my 14 year old reading that but I much less want them reading about the SCHOOL SHOOTINGS and what causes it because then some kids can take it as justification for the shooting. I read this book not too long ago and I liked it because it gives us adults something to be aware of but I wouldn’t want my kids reading it.

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  30. nicole gasperson says:

    Seems crazy to me that they can assign it to a minor who wouldn’t be allowed in a theater where it played if it were a movie but they were offended at hearing it.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I find it crazy that they assign children to read it when it can’t be printed in most papers, or read at a school meeting.

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  31. Keith Rayeski says:

    There is a facebook page to support Mr.Baer….may I recommend liking the page and sharing it with all your patriot friends. The events at the Bundy Ranch were not confined to Nevada and this UN-constitutional power grab by a small town local school administration, should be even MORE important…..it is about our kids….indoctrination by the liberal socialist left wingers…we are as close to a war for freedom and independence as you can get without being there…yet….Stand with Mr. Baer….and every parent and every kid, in America!

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