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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 AlabamaPaul View Post
    This may be the more basic question to consider, "Why should a valedictorian's commencement speech require approval?"
    It makes you wonder why the smartest kid in the school can't say whatever he wants to say!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    It makes you wonder why the smartest kid in the school can't say whatever he wants to say!
    The administrators are always concerned about embarrassment...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Well mannered? Didn't he break the rules?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Apply some common sense. The valedictorian is likely to be a pretty well-mannered kid given their accomplishment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Things have changed a lot since 1971 I would say.
    Yup. We injure our children with a lot more rules.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    We do? In what way?
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

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    IMO, Creation and evolution are theories; there are too many non-answered and poorly answered questions concerning ...well life....
    So, if one takes 120 seconds to do what he feels is right, where can any harm be ???
    On the other hand, the religious freaks do get carried away...a human trait..
    So, I do not know...

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

    The country was built on the sweat of immigrants, nothing new here except for the influx of illegals...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Evening Jack....would you feel uncomfortable if it were an acquaintances graduation and the valedictorian recited a Muslim prayer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Yup. We injure our children with a lot more rules.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    It makes you wonder why the smartest kid in the school can't say whatever he wants to say!
    Because. Even the "smartest kid in school" has to follow the rules. As do adults at work and in other public arenas. It's all an important part of actually being a grown-up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Well mannered? Didn't he break the rules?
    not only break the rules he was deceitful and it was obviously preplanned, common sense tells you kids need monitored and schools are smart to do so
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