Leave Those Kids Alone

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Students trying to start a conservative club at Massachusetts' Hudson High School found their posters removed by school officials. The officials also blocked access to a Web site for high school conservative clubs mentioned on the posters. The Web site includes videos of beheadings by Iraqi insurgents. The students say the videos show what the United States is fighting in Iraq. And they say the school censored them for their views. But school principal John Staplefeld disagrees. Sort of. He told the Boston Globe the videos implicitly condone violence as a way of "solving problems." And he said the videos don't address the more central problem of growing anti-Americanism in other nations. "Unfortunately, we really haven't dealt with the fact that we're not well received in the world anywhere," he told the paper. "That's the issue."