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Thread: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Whether they agree is irrelevant.
    Then don't expect them to pay for it via their tax dollars.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, he earned the privilege to speak his mind regardless of subject matter. If that's what he chose to do, so be it...

    I'm out, the hydromorphone is kicking in...
    G'nite, AP.

    Mezcal tastes better!

    Be well.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    G'nite, AP.

    Mezcal tastes better!

    Be well.

    I want the worm!

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Okay get the list.
    ....sigh... okay. It might take a few days since this is the weekend, though. :

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That's not the way I see it. He did a brave and principled thing to resist illegitimate restraint on his expression of his convictions.

    And good evening, JCC.
    It a travesty. You would think by the time they hand out their diplomas, they would have enough confidence in the student they pick to give the speech without having to edit it and rewrite it. Does this give them some sense of superiority some how.

    I think he was a very brave young man who did as he was told and rewrote the speech but before or when he approached the podium to speak he decided it was wrong and tore it up. He made his point by tearing it up.

    In my opinion maybe the crux of the problem is with the educator/school and not the student.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    ....sigh... okay. It might take a few days since this is the weekend, though. :

    go figure. I'll remind you.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Then don't expect them to pay for it via their tax dollars.
    They pay for education in their community. They do not pay for uniformity of thought and conviction. The valedictorian showed himself to be a brave and principled young man who did a fine thing. Our country would be a better place if hundreds of other valedictorians across the country and across the full spectrum of belief and unbelief also offered principled statements of conviction.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    They pay for education in their community. They do not pay for uniformity of thought and conviction. The valedictorian showed himself to be a brave and principled young man who did a fine thing. Our country would be a better place if hundreds of other valedictorians across the country and across the full spectrum of belief and unbelief also offered principled statements of conviction.
    The guy was pandering to the audience. Just like strippers do. There was nothing interesting in what he said.

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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The guy was pandering to the audience. Just like strippers do. There was nothing interesting in what he said.
    On the contrary, he exercised his freedom to express his conviction.
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    Re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    On the contrary, he exercised his freedom to express his conviction.
    On the public dime.

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