Sunday, November 6, 2011

Trustees can take your freedom but will meet up with the truth face to face

We are asked to believe that trustees sitting behind an elevated horseshoe in an auditorium filled with people and Dallas ISD security protecting them are being bullied by the public comments of taxpayers?

What an absurd falsehood.  That is simply not what bullying means.

Bully - a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.

There are no smaller or weaker people sitting at the Dallas ISD horseshoe listening to citizen verbal complaints behind an elevated horseshoe while protected by security officers. 

Trustees have all the power and the intimidation.

Two of them - Trustees Bernadette Nutall and Lew Blackburn - tried to order security officers to remove a citizen who was speaking with me at the Board horseshoe - after the meeting was over.  Was that citizen bullying anyone?  No, she was simply speaking with me - her Trustee.  Citizens and media sometimes walk to the horseshoe to speak with Trustees. 

Was this simply an attempt by two Trustees - Blackburn and Nutall - to intimidate and bully a citizen - Joyce Foreman who serves on the Dallas ISD Bond Committee?  It certainly appeared to be a totally inexcusable abuse of their authority.

It is my understanding that Trustees Lew Blackburn and Bernadette Nutall have also sent a complaint against Dr. Juanita Wallace, Dallas NAACP President, to the national office of the NAACP relating to charter school comments made at a Dallas ISD Board Meeting.

"Sons and Daughters"

You can't stop running water
You can't kill the fire that burns inside
Don't deny our flesh and blood
And don't forsake our sons and daughters.

It's freedom of speech as long as you don't say too much.

I think we are all running
Thinking that we can hide
I think we're running
Trying to get away
But sooner or later
We're going to realize
We're going to meet up with the truth
Face to face.