New Mexico Principal Accused of Discriminating Against 2A Student Supporters

Will Riley graduated from Carlsbad High in May of 2018. He organized a student walkout for students to show support of the Second Amendment  on May 2nd of 2018.
Will Riley graduated from Carlsbad High in May of 2018. He organized a student walkout for students to show support of the Second Amendment  on May 2nd of 2018.

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- -Will Riley graduated from Carlsbad High in May of 2018. He organized a student walkout for students to show support of the Second Amendment  on May 2nd of 2018. The walkout was in response to previous student walkouts organized to call for infringements on Second Amendment  rights, including bans on some guns, raising the age of legal gun ownership, and restricting the ability of people to sell guns without government permission.

Riley has alleged that principal Adam Garcia Amador worked hard to prevent the pro Second Amendment demonstration. From current argus.com:

“I went to Amador so as not to disrupt the education process,” Riley said. “At every step of the way, including in this first meeting, he was immediately hostile and immediately attempted to intimate me.”

The 16-minute walkout allowed students to stand in favor of the Second Amendment, as opposed to a previous national movement by students who asked for stricter gun laws.

Riley alleged that Amador threatened him with arrest, and arranged a meeting with the teenager where Carlsbad Police Department officers were present.

Now that Riley has graduated, he no longer fears retaliation from Principal Amador. His mother is a District judge. In a presentation to the School Board, Lisa }Riley said that it is unacceptable for the school administration to choose political side.  From currentargus.com:

“This is discrimination, pure and simple, and it has no place in the public schools,” Lisa Riley wrote.

“You simply cannot roll out the red carpet for those on one side of an issue, and throw up roadblocks for those on the other side of that same issue. There can be no justification for such behavior.”

The problem of choosing sides in education reflects the culture wars raging in the United States.  Education has been a battleground long ceded to leftists and Democrats.  School administrators and teachers are overwhelmingly leftist.  Half of educators voted for Hillary Clinton, only 29 percent voted for Donald Trump.

But among voters nationwide, half voted for President Trump.

When schools were controlled by parents, this sort of conflict seldom happened. If teachers taught an ideology contrary to a majority of parents, the teacher’s contract was not renewed. Most teacher contracts had morality clauses in them, to insure that teachers upheld community standards of morality.

All of that changed with the NEA (Teachers Unions) and more central control of education at the state and federal levels.

Expect these conflicts to continue. Part of the burgeoning home school movement is a desire to escape the ideological indoctrination of the government schools. This was not as much of a problem when the majority of parent agreed with the indoctrination.  When schools taught the Constitution as part of civics, and Christian morality was a given as the moral standard for the nation, conflicts were far less.

In today’s society, Christianity has become “controversial” in schools. The American flag is considered “divisive” by many school administrators. Rights to free speech only apply to politically correct ideas.

The schools have always been a battleground in the culture wars. Recent elections have revealed how far the left has succeeded in conquering that battlespace.

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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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The White Rose
The White Rose
3 years ago

The central issue with public school curricula is the advancement of a basic universal instruction in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Religious elements have no place within this discourse, though the argument goes to christian underpinnings, it may also go to Islamic, or Judaic, or…..It has no place. The goal is for our children, all our children, to be proficient in reading, with an ability to construct their thoughts with pen and paper, and the skill to handle the basics with numbers, as in counting change. The problem is that we have allowed local school boards to water down our education,… Read more »

Jay Hanig
Jay Hanig
3 years ago

Who does your copy editing? Is he out sick today?

The very first thing that caught my eye was the improper title of the school official: he is the principal of that school. The topic of the story could be categorized as discussing the principles noted in the 2nd Amendment.

We have enough trouble being ridiculed by the left without appearing illiterate. If your writers don’t know the English language, don’t let them represent your organization. They make you look uneducated.

SS2nd1
SS2nd1
3 years ago
Reply to  Jay Hanig

…and your comments make you look like a whiner.

larca
larca
3 years ago
Reply to  SS2nd1

I have to fall in with @JayHanig on this one. If writing that is intended to support the Constitution (and in particular, the 2nd Amendment) sounds like it was written by a hillbilly, then we fall into the trap of feeding the ridiculous stereotype that Pres. Obama created with his outrageous, condescending statement about “…they cling to guns or religion or …”. So even though we’re probably on average no differently educated that those on the other side of this issue, we need to go *out of our way* not to feed that stereotype. That means careful writing and even… Read more »

m.
m.
3 years ago

principal = the previously mentioned ah in new mexico
principle = a practice, law, theory, i.e., principles of engineering