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Old 11-17-2009, 05:43 PM   #61
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Another reason I think it's for media attention: if you don't want to say the pledge, just plain don't say it. I saw kids not saying it or just faking it lots of times in school. But announcing "I AM NOT SAYING IT FOR THIS REASON" means you want attention and hope it's from the media. It's like Britney Spears shaving her head in front of everybody- if she just wanted to be baldheaded she could have shaved it at home or in a private appointment. Shaving it in public showed she wanted media attention.

Oh and Jehovah's Witnesses have been refusing to say the pledge for years.
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Did you read how it became a media story? Apparently not.
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It's the 9th U.S. Circuit Court. Judicial activism is their raison d'être.


better we just vote on which laws we like and which ones we don't.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:59 PM   #64
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I'm just having a hard time believing a ten year old understands what gays are or what he's actually doing.


3 year olds understand what gay people are.

oh, wait, did you mean that gay people are just gay sex? and that a 10 year old doesn't know that the only thing that makes you gay is fucking someone of the same gender?

because we never get that in here.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:14 PM   #65
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I'm just having a hard time believing a ten year old understands what gays are or what he's actually doing. Some grownup must be behind this for media attention a la the balloon boy. (NO OFFENSE to the cause itself, just saying, ten years old, come on, he doesn't even know what sex is yet how can he understand the gay plight? )

Maybe the kid has gay parents? Or has a family member who is gay? Perhaps his parents discuss gay issues like any other news of the day over dinner. Either way, sounds like the boy is already much aware of the world compared to most 10 year olds.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:16 PM   #66
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better we just vote on which laws we like and which ones we don't.
Yes and No, we're a constitutional republic. As such, rights should be enumerated by the constitution; laws, on the other hand, if not voted on directly should, via legislation, represent the will of the majority -- "we the people."

Courts exist to protect individual rights but also to uphold the law.

Wacky idea idnit?
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i'm just happy that he doesn't think that gay = retarded.

like most 10 year olds use those words interchangeably.
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I'm just having a hard time believing a ten year old understands what gays are or what he's actually doing. Some grownup must be behind this for media attention a la the balloon boy. (NO OFFENSE to the cause itself, just saying, ten years old, come on, he doesn't even know what sex is yet how can he understand the gay plight? )
Lets say he doesnt quite understand what being gay is all about. Perhaps his only understanding is that there are people in his country being treated differently just because of the way they were born. In my opinion, that rudimentary understanding gets to the heart of the issue far quicker than any 'adult' debate on the matter
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:24 PM   #69
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i'm just happy that he doesn't think that gay = retarded.

like most 10 year olds use those words interchangeably.
Good news, Irvine. The word 'fag' now refers to overly obnoxious Harley riders. w00t!
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Another reason I think it's for media attention: if you don't want to say the pledge, just plain don't say it. I saw kids not saying it or just faking it lots of times in school. But announcing "I AM NOT SAYING IT FOR THIS REASON" means you want attention and hope it's from the media. It's like Britney Spears shaving her head in front of everybody- if she just wanted to be baldheaded she could have shaved it at home or in a private appointment. Shaving it in public showed she wanted media attention.

Oh and Jehovah's Witnesses have been refusing to say the pledge for years.
You should probably try reading the article. He didn't just announce it. He got berated by a substitute teacher and got sent to the principals office, and then a friend of the family contacted the media about the story.

So you are way off base here.
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I hope people are happy. This is what would happen if gay marriage were allowed - children would sympathize with the homosexual agenda, more people would tolerate the gay and lesbian lifestyle, and, of course, these very same children will grow up to be gay themselves, thereby eventually ending the human species in a few generations.

Let's not allow this to get out of hand, people.
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As such, rights should be enumerated by the constitution;

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1. Why are substitute teachers notoriously insane? I've got stories for days. . .
2. I never make my students say the pledge. Ever. I don't even make them stand up. I just ask that they don't talk through it.
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Elementary is different. Especially in my neighborhood.
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