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Local High School Accused of Promoting Socialism
PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Complaints from across the United States have been directed at one northeast Ohio high school because internship application forms for a Democratic group were distributed to students, but no Republican equivalent was offered.
Fox 8's Dave Nethers reports that a government teacher at Perry High in Massillon did, in fact, hand out Organizing for America application forms. OFA was during the most recent presidential campaign known as Obama for America, a grassroots group that worked at local levels to rally support for then-nominee Barack Obama. OFA now does the same thing in support of the Democratic Party.
Because no Republican Party equivalent internship application was made available to students, someone took to the right-wing blog Atlas Shrugs to express his/her displeasure. That's when the nationwide uproar started. Many readers were outraged, directing their venom at Perry administrators.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BLOG (WHICH INCLUDES COPIES OF THE FORMS IN QUESTION)
The blogger suggests that President Obama himself was attempting to use the public school system for the goal of recruiting young people to buy into his alleged agenda of national socialism.
"This is no accident," the blogger writes. "Obama is poisoning our public school system. He acts as if it's his own private breeding farm."
In an article published by The (Massillon) Independent, Perry Local Superintendent Dr. John Richard said the entire controversy is simply "a misunderstanding," and he reminded his staff to district policy that prevents the distribution of political materials.
Richard tells Fox 8 News that every student took home a letter explaining exactly what happened, and that the situation is now settled as far as he is concerned. Still, the superintendent says he is getting nasty e-mails from all across the country demanding his resignation.
Don't forget to read the comments at the original site...there are some good ones...you might even find some from me... bet ya can't find the one about the Pope ~ Norm