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

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Disobedience has consequences. Only petulant children think otherwise.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Why do I get visions of Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' whenever I read your posts on this subject?
    If you don't apologize you don't get your diploma! HOW CAN YOU GET YOUR DIPLOMA IF YOU DON'T APOLOGIZE?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    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.
    How many times do I have to say it? We still haven't verified that wrongful behavior took place. I knew I'd have to repeat myself. You're so sure that some policy or rule has been violated but there's nothing to demonstrate that, I've yet to see and you've yet to actually see this school's policies and rules. Hell even the superintendent is saying the reason is confidential, which could mean anything or it could mean nothing but it doesn't show that some policy has been violated.

    Now, please continue to talk about some rule or policy being violated without even knowing if such a rule or policy exists.

    You know for a libertarian you're sounding awfully authoritarian. Hell you said yourself that public schools shouldn't even exist, but you demand ironclad obedience to them? In addition to demanding absolute obedience of children to their parents, even though the child is a legal adult. Goes to show that you can't take much stock in what people call themselves until you've really heard what they have to say.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    when news sites in other countries are posting something this inconsequential, you gotta think they believe the US is just a bit 'off'
    Well it was in Oklahoma. Even Arizona isn't that hosed up yet. But, yeah, that's the America we live in.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Why on earth would anyone take the side of the disobedient child in this dispute?
    Just to piss you off. How's it working?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Why on earth would anyone take the side of the disobedient child in this dispute?
    Are you asking this seriously?

    If you worked all week and said the word hell, could your boss withhold your check?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaIncognito View Post
    Sometimes rules need to be broken. A little disobedience goes a long way to ensuring that people don't become over-compliant with any relation to authority and take a skeptical perspective with established methods of social conduct.
    That is not even the point.

    She earned her diploma with extremely hard work, got the best grades in school, and they deny her the diploma based on an arbitrary rule about what word can be used or not used.

    I doubt she did it to make a point by breaking a rule, but as an adult she has the right to say anything she pleases with no consequences from anybody.

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

    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.
    If she is over 18, which she probably is, she has every right to say anything she wants to.

    Please provide any evidence that saying a simple word is grounds for withholding her diploma.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    How many times do I have to say it? We still haven't verified that wrongful behavior took place. I knew I'd have to repeat myself. You're so sure that some policy or rule has been violated but there's nothing to demonstrate that, I've yet to see and you've yet to actually see this school's policies and rules. Hell even the superintendent is saying the reason is confidential, which could mean anything or it could mean nothing but it doesn't show that some policy has been violated.

    Now, please continue to talk about some rule or policy being violated without even knowing if such a rule or policy exists.

    You know for a libertarian you're sounding awfully authoritarian. Hell you said yourself that public schools shouldn't even exist, but you demand ironclad obedience to them? In addition to demanding absolute obedience of children to their parents, even though the child is a legal adult. Goes to show that you can't take much stock in what people call themselves until you've really heard what they have to say.
    You used the word "Hell"

    You sir will not be receiving your diploma, earned or not!

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