After a teenager upset that Governor Sam Brownback had cut the state’s arts funding 100 percent—yes, 100 percent—tweeted a disparaging comment about Brownback, the governor’s office got in touch with her principal, who demanded that the young woman write a letter of apology to the governor.

The girl, who knows her rights, refused.

As her mother puts it—pretty eloquently—”If she wants to tweet her opinion about Gov. Brownback, I say for her to go for it and I stand totally behind her.”

(Thanks, Huffington Post.)