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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Seems to me this is like hanging someone for jaywalking.
    It's more like hanging someone for refusing to apologize for jaywalking.

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    I Sir stand corrected...

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    I found the local TV station that was the origin of the story - they have some strange folks in the area

    at 7:30 PM EDST, here's the list of MOST VIEWED videos

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I Sir stand corrected...
    A small point but it's the whole crux of the issue for me. Sure the punishment is extreme. But all she had to do to avoid it was to apologize for the thing she did wrong. The foul language isn't the problem, it is her obstinacy in refusing to apologize.

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    No where does it say it was a violation of school rules, you made that up. And besides what kind of Libertarian supports the idea of public schools, part of the government, being allowed to tell people what they can and cannot say to this kind of a degree.
    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Public schools should be abolished altogether. But that is a topic for another thread.

    As it stands, public schools do exist, and they can tell kids what they can and cannot say.
    And I don't suppose that no where have you shown, and no where has it been shown, that saying "hell" is a violation of any school policy has affected your opinion in the least?

    For a libertarian you certainly have a lot of respect for institutions that you don't agree with, even going so far as to make assumptions about the situation that favor their actions. Curious...

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    And I don't suppose that no where have you shown, and no where has it been shown, that saying "hell" is a violation of any school policy has affected your opinion in the least?

    For a libertarian you certainly have a lot of respect for institutions that you don't agree with, even going so far as to make assumptions about the situation that favor their actions. Curious...
    I simply cannot fathom the level of petulance and immaturity that would lead one to conclude that a child should not apologize for her disobedience.

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

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    Is nothing sacred anymore?

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    And I don't suppose that no where have you shown, and no where has it been shown, that saying "hell" is a violation of any school policy has affected your opinion in the least?

    For a libertarian you certainly have a lot of respect for institutions that you don't agree with, even going so far as to make assumptions about the situation that favor their actions. Curious...
    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I simply cannot fathom the level of petulance and immaturity that would lead one to conclude that a child should not apologize for her disobedience.
    Again, and again, you don't know that she disobeyed anything. Let me repeat myself, nothing has shown that there was a school policy against cursing or that hell would be considered a curse word. You've concluded she's violated a school policy without demonstrating there was a school policy, do you not see the problem with this line of reasoning?

    I imagine I'm going to have to repeat myself again.

    If it was a violation of policy, I'd probably write the apology letter and just move on and leave these over sensitive control freaks to their school.

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Again, and again, you don't know that she disobeyed anything. Let me repeat myself, nothing has shown that there was a school policy against cursing or that hell would be considered a curse word. You've concluded she's violated a school policy without demonstrating there was a school policy, do you not see the problem with this line of reasoning?

    I imagine I'm going to have to repeat myself again.

    If it was a violation of policy, I'd probably write the apology letter and just move on and leave these over sensitive control freaks to their school.
    I am shocked to see people, ostensibly grown adults, defending the actions of kid who refuses to apologize for her wrongful behavior. It is astonishing, really. Sad. Pathetic. Not to mention a bad example for our nation's children.

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