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Bong Hits 4 Jesus

2007-03-20 17:48:33.490777+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

A cute little rundown of the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case currently in front of the Supreme Court:

Suppose,'' said Justice Stephen Breyer during Monday's arguments, "this particular person had whispered to his next door neighbor, "Bong Hits for Jesus, heh, heh, heh.''

Admit it. There's a comment you never expected to hear from a Supreme Court justice.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-20 21:47:31.794967+00 by: meuon

Once upon a time, I grew up in a very conservative military society (my Dad is a 'lifer'), whom, while disagreeing with the idea of 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus', would put their lives on the line to defend your right to say it. I understood that then, I understand it even more now. It's time to stop the politically correct nonsense. I'm hoping the supreme court decides that (excepting if he's a minor and other laws apply, parents get that boy emancipated!) his right to say it is protected by the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-21 14:49:31.268599+00 by: ziffle

Free Speech is the bedrock of civilization, But a school should be able to censor anything they want within the auspices of the school; of course all schools should be private and the issue would then be moot.

Why do all of us have to pay for schools that teach what we do not agree with?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-22 01:40:37.159127+00 by: meuon

Because if we did not pay for public schools and force people to send their children to them, a large percentage of the population would -never- go to school or get educated in -any- way, even poorly. The remaining educated class would be stuck with a quandry: work harder, pay more taxes and support a larger welfare class, or buy more bullets. (being a little sarcastic..)

The answer to the secong question: That's why some people pay extra for the schools of their choice. I like the idea of the 'coupon' though, if you want to send your kid to private school, you get a coupon/refund equivelent to that childs public school expenses to help pay the private school, you just have to pay the difference. All of a sudden, public schools might take on a competitive nature.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-22 19:29:06.926005+00 by: ziffle


#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-22 23:23:43.545012+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, as much as we'd like the world to revolve around "right" and "wrong", at some point it comes down to making alliances with other people who have the potential for violence and bending the toher groups to our way of thinking, lest they do it first.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-24 17:16:53.149457+00 by: ziffle

Here is why taxpayer supported public school should be outlawed: http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=022107C

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-24 18:28:30.716783+00 by: Dan Lyke

But that's the doings of a private school, according to the article.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-24 18:43:08.852396+00 by: Diane Reese

Quote from the article: "...the teachers at the private school wanted their students to learn that private property ownership is evil." If that's what the teachers there want to teach, and parents want to pay for their children to go there, it's their money. Just as I have no problem with people sending their children to schools that teach them about an imaginary friend who controls their lives, as long as those parents pay for that schooling themselves.

This is why I have a major problem with taxpayer-paid vouchers being used to pay for private schools.

The article cited above has zero to do with taxpayers supporting public schools.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-25 01:47:18.916299+00 by: ziffle

I stand corrected - sort of - since its private we can ignore it - but if they require me to pay for it how do I ignore it? They need guns to make me do it and they have guns, I do not, so.. I pay. So I think this makes my point very well.

Only the abolition of public schools will help turn back the tide of collectivism.