I notice that some readers think Grendon Bailie and his father were wrong to challenge the school’s authority. Apparently they don’t know that when the school said you can wear the Seahawks colors but no other football team’s colors, that the school was violating Grendon’s constitutional right to express a different opinion.
About a year ago, this same thing happened when a high school boy chose to wear the Indiana Colts jersey instead of the Saints jersey when his Louisiana school did the exact same thing that Truman school did. The end results: The ACLU sent a letter to the school to wipe his record clean of the incident and both the principal and the student apologized. That was the end of it.
In Grendon’s case, they handled it very well. They didn’t make a scene at the school, they just simply left. But Grendon did get an education. He learned you can challenge authority, and he even gets an autographed picture from one of his favorite football players.
The bottom line: It is always right to challenge authority when you believe it is wrong. Why do you think we have courts?