Georgia Supreme Court Rules Right to Self Defense applies in School

One of the most important rights of our natural rights is the right to self defense. It is derived from the most basic right, the right to life.

In the case of Henry Cty. Bd. of Education v. S.G., the Supreme Court of Georgia found for the Board of Education, but upheld that the Board must consider self defense claims in its disciplinary proceedings. From

The Georgia Supreme Court had to watch a video of a fight between two girls in front of a high school to reach a decision Monday that both sides interpreted as a victory.

The bottom line is that, after three-and-a-half years of litigating, the Henry County Board of Education will have to take another look at its decision to expel a student for fighting and consider her claims of self-defense.

The case is about a girl who was involved in a fight on school grounds. The evidence from witnesses is that she was approached by another girl who wanted to fight. She retreated.  The other girl followed her, and a fight ensued.

S.G., the defendant, claimed self defense. There were video and witnesses that corroborated here story. No evidence was presented that she was not defending herself.

The school administration expelled her an the grounds that she was involved in a fight. The school did not consider self defense as an defense for the conduct.

S.G. sued the School Board. The Superior Court held that the School Board erred.  The Appeals Court upheld the Superior Court Ruling. The Supreme Court reversed them.  Both sides claim victory. The School Board claims that the Supreme Court reversed the lower courts decisions. That is true, but the Supreme Court also held that school administrations must consider claims of self defense in their proceedings.

The Supreme Court held that school administrative hearings are civil matters, not criminal ones.  That is why it reversed the lower courts.

This is a victory for common sense. It tells the Schools that they must exercise judgment and not hide behind the easy choice of “zero tolerance”.  It shows that every student does not need a lawyer to attend classes with them.

Children have the right to defend themselves. For many years, schools have attempted to eliminate the right to self defense in schools, by refusing to accept self defense as a valid reason for violence. It is time to stop training future generations to passively accept abuse.

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Editor’s Note: Some progressive indoctrination in public schools are laughably overt and some are nefariously subtle.  The above story falls into the latter.  You see, what the liberal progressive big government administration of the Henry County Board of Education want is to instill the notion that defending yourself is just as bad as starting a fight.  That violence, even in your own defense is wrong.  That it is better to be battered and beaten than to stand up for yourself and be self reliant in your own well being.

It’s insidiously devious but what school administrations like the one in Henry County want is to instill that NEED in children of some governmental body to protect them.  That defending themselves is not an option and that the “authority” is who you need to depend on to protect you.

As a gun rights advocate I can see the pattern all too clearly.  I have seen it before with the Brady Campaign when they let their mask slip and their true feelings were revealed before it blew up in their face with this facebook post:

Schools like this one are no different.  They try to drill into students that each member of a fight is equally guilty of the fight.

That the bully and the one being picked on are both guilty if the one being picked on stands up for themselves.

What the schools want is for those who are picked on to run away and to seek protection from the “authority.”

Well guess what? The “authority” is not always there to protect you and if you run you are always going to be running.

I am glad the Supreme Court of Georgia came through and set right this grievous wrong.  Zero tolerance has always been a stupid policy and it is pitifully ironic and hypocritical that the progressive left champion it.  The party of tolerance indeed…HA.

The left needs victims to keep itself afloat and they will engineer them in schools when they can.  Self reliance is anathema to progressives.

Stand up for yourselves…because the day will come when there’s no one around to do it for you.

Don’t be a victim.


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