Saturday, April 08, 2006

Abrams accuses critics of opposing free speech

School board member Steve Abrams is defending the MCPS decision to grant credit to students who demonstrate under the auspices of an illegal-immigrant advocacy group.

He implies that critics oppose freedom of speech.

"The last time I checked, the First Amendment is not a right to question what the speech is," Abrams says in the Washington Post. "I'm sure if students were participating in a tax cap rally, these same people would not be objecting to that."

Abrams is a Republican who is seeking this year to be elected Comptroller of the state of Maryland.