Apparently we’re at the stage in our American decline where illegal immigrants are a protected class. Despite being lawbreakers by definition, they are above reproach. This is what we gather from the sad saga of Georgia Clark, an English teacher in Fort Worth, Texas, who just lost her job because she contacted President Trump about the scourge of illegal aliens in her school. How this is not a tragic violation of Clark’s First Amendment rights – to say nothing of her status as a whistleblower – is beyond us. Hopefully, she takes this school district for a lot of money, because this is nothing short of disturbing.
Clark, in messages she mistakenly thought were private, sent President Trump a number of requests that his administration do something about the many illegals of the Fort Worth Independent School District.
“Mr. President,” she wrote on May 17, “Fort Worth Independent School District is loaded with illegal students from Mexico. Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated.”
After people in the district (undoubtedly here illegally themselves) went into a full-fledged conniption, the superintendent attempted to soothe the raging mob.
“Let me reiterate our commitment that every child in the District is welcome and is to be treated with dignity and respect,” Superintendent Kent Scribner wrote on Facebook.
According to the Washington Post, this statement was met with this absurd reply from a parent: “I’m very surprised and concerned that this cruel woman has been berating our precious children for years.”
And look, there is supposedly other evidence that Clark was a bit harsh in the way she interacted with students. We don’t condone her going on a one-woman crusade to rid her classroom of illegal immigrants. Obviously, those kids didn’t choose to come here illegally, and they don’t really need to be policed by this teacher.
That aspect aside, it’s clear that it was her tweets to Trump that landed her in hot water. And those tweets are why the eight members of the school district voted unanimously to terminate her contract on Tuesday.
That’s a problem.
In a Facebook post, the Fort Worth Republican Women’s group chided the district for their decision.
“The students were offended by a teacher asking the President, Donald J. Trump, to enforce the law so she’s disciplined?” the group wrote. “Would the same be true if another teacher supported illegal immigration? FWISD has its priorities confused.”
Exactly. Furthermore, would Clark have been in trouble if she’d reported any other crimes? Would the district have fired her if she were asking the president to help rid the Forth Worth ISD of drug dealers or sex predators? Crime is crime, and our president won the election on a promise to combat illegal immigration. The school district may not have cared for Clark’s tone, but they were dead wrong to fire her. We have a feeling that they will learn that lesson, expensively, in a court of law.