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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 winston53660 View Post
    On functions supported by tax moneys citizens get an equal voice.
    Well I guess in the day and age of Everybody Gets an Award, it it just inevitable that Everybody Gets to Be Valedictorian too

    To be honest I am more surprised that they are still allowed to have Valedictorians and Salutatorians since that reveals that all the other kids have worse grades and that is harmful for the world to know most parents' dumbass is, in fact, a dumbass.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I happen to think we are all equal under the law.
    He is there to speak and you are there to listen. Do you make this point at every speech in a public building or just this one?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, the point is that minors do not have the same rights as adults and that a minor's parents are responsible for his or her actions still. For you to portray high seniors as "adults" is just rather silly. They really are not adults. They are not self-sufficient.
    Both of my children were fairly self sufficient once graduating from HS. One had used delayed enlistment in the military during the junior year, and the other had scholarships for college in hand...
    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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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, AP.

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    I've been on a business trip, but I can't help but wonder at the amount of hostility this thread has unearthed by a valedictorian reciting the Lord's Prayer at a commencement! I could understand, maybe, if bad language or hate for some group were the subject of the speech, but who could be offended by a prayer in any language? Whatever happened to tolerance for others in this Country?
    Or maybe you view people who disagree with your viewpoints as "hostile?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    How in the hell did we ever have a revolution establishing this country?
    Well harking back to the Boston Tea Party it was over tax breaks the British gave to tea importers that pissed off tea smugglers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Well harking back to the Boston Tea Party it was over tax breaks the British gave to tea importers that pissed off tea smugglers.
    But if no one were allowed to speak about it, then what?
    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 Henrin View Post
    He is there to speak and you are there to listen. Do you make this point at every speech in a public building or just this one?
    Pay the rent for that night and say whatever you want to. In this case the public paid the rent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Pay the rent for that night and say whatever you want to. In this case the public paid the rent.
    The valedictorian was an invited speaker...
    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
    The valedictorian was an invited speaker...
    Any venue would be allowed to view and preapprove a guest speakers speech if they requested to do so.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    But if no one were allowed to speak about it, then what?

    As if rules were not meant to be broken....

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