"My new children's book 'Kids Are Americans Too' asks a key question to young people: what do you owe your country? The sad truth is, many kids never even think about their country - they're not taught much about it, they have no idea what patriotism really is. And the only way they're going to learn to be patriots is if parents and grandparents teach them, and my book will help you do that. The book is needed because kids today are being battered by terrible influences and mindless distractions all day long. If you don't believe me, take a look at a new law called the California Student Civil Rights Act. The law states that students are entitled to equal rights regardless of disability, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and other characteristics. Sounds great, doesn't it? But what this really means is that a student or a parent can claim discrimination for just about anything. Say 'Merry Christmas' in school and an atheist can claim a violation. Say anything about man-woman marriage and you have to give gay couples equal time. Any teacher disciplining a child can now be accused of bias. This crazy law will lead to a multitude of lawsuits and a collapse of the already-lax discipline system in California schools. Everybody who has a schoolyard beef can now sue under the new California law, which takes effect January 1st."
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welcomed attorney Tanya Acker. "Our public schools are public spaces," Acker began, "and in America we have a long history of opposing discrimination. What this act is intended to do is protect the nearly 400,000 kids who report being targeted for harassment or discrimination because of race. And that's just racial discrimination." But Karen England, an opponent of the law, questioned its necessity. "We have anti-discrimination laws on the books, and no one wants children to be harassed for any reason. But this bill talks about having no school instruction that reflects adversely on homosexuality, transsexuality, or perceived gender. In Los Angeles they're actually letting boys who perceive themselves as girls use the girls rest room." The Factor
reiterated that the law will result in an torrent of lawsuits. "This opens the door for any kid to sue the school board, the district, the principal and teacher for any perceived bias. This will lead to chaos."News Link: Schwarzenegger signs controversial bill