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cdb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:57 PM
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Bong hits for Jesus
First amemndment issue:

Court upholds "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" student banner

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Alaska high school violated a student's free speech rights by suspending him after he unfurled a banner reading "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" across the street from the school, a federal court ruled on Friday.
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Joseph Frederick, a student at Juneau-Douglas High School in Alaska, displayed the banner -- which refers to smoking marijuana -- in January 2002 to try to get on television as the Olympic torch relay was passing the school.

Principal Deborah Morse seized the banner and suspended the 18-year-old for 10 days, saying he had undermined the school's educational mission and anti-drug stance.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060310/us_nm/rights_banner...
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:59 PM
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1. The 9th Does It Again.
:toast:

Jay
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:07 PM
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2. I'm getting REAL sick of the "off the property" bullshit that's been going
on lately.

From employers firing employees who smoke to student activities off school property, it seems more and more that Authority is trying to say that once it exerts authority over ONE aspect of one's life, it holds authority over ALL aspects of one's life and

THAT

IS

NOT

RIGHT.

NO employer should have ANY discretion in its employees' activities when off the property AND off the clock, REGARDLESS of what those activities are. I would go so far as to state that being temporarily jailed, FOR ANY REASON, is NOT sufficient cause to terminate employment.

I would hold businesses to the common-sense line: if you terminate an employee for being arrested for any reason while off the clock, you owe that employee back pay for a 24/7 workweek from their date of hire. Similarly, the administrator who made the decision to suspend at the school in question in the article deserves to be sued into the ground (NOT the school in general).

We HAVE to stop accepting that we are beholden to certain form of authority all the time, or we WILL lose our individuality in the effort to conform to 'policy'.

I do not recognise 'policy' as a valid form of authority. I recognise law, and its officers, as the ONLY form of authority above me, and ONLY at certain times. We humans are undeserving of putting ourselves above any other.

We need to end this trend.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:13 PM
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3. This is a cult that has real potential!
I predict insane growth.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:14 PM
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4. bong hits 4 jesus, eh..
is this in observance of lent, because as an ex-catholic, I can get on board with this.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:16 PM
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5. You know, sometimes I *AM* proud to be an American.

Maybe there's hope for the future, after all. :hippie:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:21 PM
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6. "The court also cleared the way for Frederick to seek damages, ..."
I hope he collects enough (from both the district and Ms. Morse personally) to pay his total costs for a college education ... through law school! :evilgrin:
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monktonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:24 PM
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7. and maybe have enough left over to buy some weed!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:46 PM
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11. I'll toke to that!
:smoke:
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Ufomammut Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:27 PM
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8. Doomsday Jesus
LOL ...good, the whole "war on drugs" is every bit as fascist and phony as the "war on terror."
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:27 PM
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9. Repeat one more time for Americans that are DUMB -
CIVIL LIBERTIES read the Constitution and Bill of Rights for clarification.


Jeez are these jerkoff's EVER gonna learn??? :argh:
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rniel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:28 PM
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10. It's christian persecution
Them durn liburels. Want to take down any sign that has the word jesus in it.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:04 PM
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12. Okay, I did, now,
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:08 PM by vickiss
what was the question again?

:hi:

Oh, yeah.

Well, I am sure Jesus would approve! Go students for bong hits for Jesus! :yourock:
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