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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 stonewall50 View Post
    Was this kid a member of the government? An elected official? Making a statement on behalf of the United States/State/local government? No? Well then it was his right. Suck it up.
    Well said.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    And their job is to interpret author intent. The letters would come into play there. People seem to ignore that.
    Letters and such do not have any force of law and only provide some historical context. Just because Joe Blow founding father says something does not mean it is applicable to anything. He may not be representative of the majority of founding fathers.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    That would be limiting free speech.
    False. He is free to say anything he wants and express any view he wants when not speaking at a state sponsored event. Free speech does not mean that you can say anything, any where, at any time.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    That would be limiting free speech.
    That would be being concious of not everyone believing in the same thing and speaking your mind accordingly.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    False. He is free to say anything he wants and express any view he wants when not speaking at a state sponsored event. Free speech does not mean that you can say anything, any where, at any time.
    This speech has nothing to do with establishing a state religion.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    That would be being concious of not everyone believing in the same thing and speaking your mind accordingly.
    So you should never express a different opinion then someone you are addressing? If that is the case, why does this site exist?
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    And so what determines the importance of a state? Your statement is absurd and uncalled for.
    What determines it? How often it is in the news. The only time SC is in the news is when somebody is about to go into the NFL or get lynched. It's not an intellectual, economic or cultural powerhouse of any sort.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What determines it? How often it is in the news. The only time SC is in the news is when somebody is about to go into the NFL or get lynched. It's not an intellectual, economic or cultural powerhouse of any sort.
    Last I checked all 50 states were important.
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    re: Valedictorian Defies School District and Recites Lord's Prayer [W:618]

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    So you should never express a different opinion then someone you are addressing? If that is the case, why does this site exist?
    This is a moderated site. You realize what that means correct?

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

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    Is your only goal here to mock others? If so, I don't have anything futher to discuss with you.

    im not mocking you at all thats made up in your head, i was pointing out the fact that your post didnt offer anything to change or impact his statement, i dont understand why you posted it.

    SO i asked if you understood this because i wanted to know the answer and if possibly you had more.

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