The APPLE Act of 2013 is not constitutional because it in violation of Amendment XIV which says in Section 1 of the amendment: “All persons born or naturalized in the United
States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or
immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the
equal protection of the laws.” The APPLE Act does not allow persons of all ethnic groups equal chances to earn a profound education. The Act states that it will grant any person of a minority
ethnic group a better chance to be accepted into the school than a person of the present major ethnic group in the school. If every person is created equal, then it should matter naught what
their race, creed, color, or religion is for them to be able to get an education.
Teresa’s discipline by the Principal of Peaceful Public High School does indeed violate the Constitution. Teresa is entitled to the freedom of speech by Amendment I of the
Constitution of the United States of America. She was expressing her anger towards the new law and also practicing her “first amendment rights” by posting her thoughts on her Facebook “Wall”.
The posts were only allowed to be viewed by her “friends” also, so they were private. Teresa’s privacy was violated when the Principal received a copy of the posts because they were
only accessible by certain people. The Principal has violated Amendment IX of the constitution which states: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be constructed
to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Summarized, it means that certain rights, obvious to an individual, that are not listed in the Constitution are, in fact, protected by the
Constitution, which includes the freedom of privacy. Also, Teresa had not said the offensive comments directly to anyone nor did she speak them at the school, so the Principal should not have
the authority to punish her for saying offensive statements in the privacy of her own home and on her personal Facebook “Wall”.
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