Jessica's battle's been won
but there's still much more to be done!
Though now she is slurred
she stood to be heard
and we're better off in the long run.
Jessica Ahlquist, a student in Cranston High School West, walked in on the first day of school and saw this banner:
As you can plainly see, it is a purely secular message, that is all inclusive of every belief. At least, that's what the administration of the school wanted a judge to believe. Jessica, with help from the ACLU, brought suit against the school to have the banner removed, citing violations of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Today, a judge sided with her, and the school has 10 days to remove the banner.
Congratulations for standing strong, Jessica. You are an inspiration. I hope my children will be as strong as you are when they get older.