LP blog: Libertarian councilman Doug Burlison opposes random search in school

LP blog:

Libertarian Doug Burlison, a city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, writes in an editorial in the Springfield News-Leader:

A little over a week ago, Central High School conducted a lockdown for the purpose of a random drug search. This is the school that a couple of our children attend, and as parents, we wholeheartedly object to the fact that this happened, and that it is a standard policy for the R-12 school district. Our objection is not because we have anything to hide, because our kids do not use drugs. We do not support minors using, possessing or selling drugs, so that is also not the reason for our disapproval.

As citizens, we ardently support the limitations placed on government by our country’s Constitution, and the actions taken at Central High School are in contradiction to that essential document. What was taught to our children that day was that this is what a police state looks like, even here in your own hometown. They were taught that it is perfectly acceptable to be searched and have your property seized, although no one has accused you, individually, of anything.

Read the whole editorial.

One thought on “LP blog: Libertarian councilman Doug Burlison opposes random search in school

  1. George Phillies

    Editorials are good.

    More educational is:

    “You are the School Board. This is my child. You did a warrantless search on him. These are my ACLU Attorneys. And these are our papers from the Federal Court Case.

    Yes, I am suing the Board. And you personally. And the Superintendant and principal. Personally. And every teacher who failed to protect my child from your illegal acts. Personally. And every officer in the search. Personally. And every police department that allowed the officers to participate in the search.

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