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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
    There would be no USA if rules were not broken...
    So, then, explain how Americans became some of the most reactionary people on the planet, besides the Taliban, I mean............................

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Perhaps, but we're talking about 17 year old students here at a school sponsored graduation ceremony. This isn't the Revolutionary War. Do you tell your children to ignore your rules? Probably not because you want to keep order in your household.
    Please get that the focus is not to support breaking rules. It's about not having BS rules in place for the sake of PC, especially in a case like this.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Perhaps, but we're talking about 17 year old students here at a school sponsored graduation ceremony. This isn't the Revolutionary War. Do you tell your children to ignore your rules? Probably not because you want to keep order in your household.
    I don't give my children rules anymore. They were subject to ours while they lived at home, but since that time has passed, they now set their own...
    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]

    Another way of looking at it is to say that the students really don't have any "rights" at all when it comes to this kind of school sponsored event, since the school really doesn't HAVE to have a graduation ceremony at all. It's all done FOR the kids.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I don't give my children rules anymore. They were subject to ours while they lived at home, but since that time has passed, they now set their own...
    Well that's not the case with the school. They have to be responsible for the behavior of thousands of students AND deal with the parents and families of those children too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    wrong again LOL
    courts, laws and facts disagreed with you
    Whatever works in your parallel universe.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well that's not the case with the school. They have to be responsible for the behavior of thousands of students AND deal with the parents and families of those children too.
    I actually have no issue with a school system's rules as long as they are not simply for the pc correctness for the sake of being so...
    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]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I actually have no issue with a school system's rules as long as they are not simply for the pc correctness for the sake of being so...
    I just think it's a good idea to avoid the problems that these things cause. School is about getting an education, not learning how to become a rebel against authority. They have to have strict rules and guidelines or else the kids will walk all over them. Everyone knows that high school students are NO angels, valedictorians or not. The school also has to deal with a wide diversity of people who come from different backgrounds and cultures. It only makes sense to leave something as controversial as religion out of school and school activities IMO. And that doesn't mean that I'm dissing religion or free speech. It's all a matter of maintaining some semblance of order and protecting against potential liability issues.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Whatever works in your parallel universe.
    nope facts links court and law

    my opinions have nothing to do with it, if you disagree by all means PLEASE PLEASE provide and factual proof to the contrary

    your own court cases supported me LMAO
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Ban? I would support the school's decision to implement that rule, definitely. Flipping out if the kid ignore said rule? That's a bit silly. The Valedictorian decided to show how little respect he has for his fellow students and faculty by giving them the proverbial finger, so what? A lot of people are a-holes in this world.

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