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Thread: OCT 24 - Is your kid's school forcing them to take "The Pledge"

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    Here is what the Bady Campaign is doing on a national scale on 24 October:

    http://www.pledge.org/

    Look at what they recommend for your kid's school:

    Participating at the Last Minute

    Leading up to the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence with awareness-building activities will greatly enhance its impact. But if your school has just learned of this youth anti-gun-violence campaign and wants to take part, the suggestions below will make some participation possible.

    • Clip and enlarge local news stories about recent shootings and get students to hang them on the walls.

    • If there isn't time to distribute individual copies of the Pledge in an assembly or in individual classrooms, post a blow-up of the Pledge on a bulletin board or wall in the hallway, with sign-up sheets for students to sign. Or put an enlarged copy of the Pledge on the wall with a long roll of butcher paper beside it for signatures.

    • Create an entire wall of black construction paper. Have students circulate between classes with trays of water-soluble colored paint and paint rollers. Invite students to roller-paint their hands and make Pledge hand-prints on the wall and sign their names beneath their hands.

    • Every hour throughout the day read a statistic about young people and gun violence over the public address system. Write one statistic per page, place it on construction paper, and post in the halls.

    • Have a wall of student-created posters about avoiding gun violence that can stay up in places of high visibility. Students can add new ones all year long.

    • Have a student, an important public figure, your principal, or a favorite teacher lead students in reciting the Pledge over the public address system.

    If your school participates, be sure to total the number of signed pledges and SEND THE TALLY to the Student Pledge office. You can enter your school's numbers directly onto the website: www.pledge.org. Or, you can call your tally in: (507) 645-5378


    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    Gee this was more than a month ago, did your son or daughter sign the pledge?
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    I do not find the pledge offensive to the 2A cause as it is focused on the unlawful use of guns. But that will not be the extent of this movement. It will be distorted by anti-gun zealots to indocrinate the youth. The "gun violence vigils" will be turned into anti-gun propaganda. I suggest we let our children sign on as 2A infiltators to keep an eye on and steer the herd.

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    So... if a student brings in a newspaper article about a shooting, and the article has a picture of a gun in it, will the student be expelled as part of a Zero-Tolerence policy?

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    And the indoctrination continues. Half those kids can't even read the pledge because they are reciting it instead of learning what they need to know to survive and compete in the world. Friggin' retards running the school systems.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    lockman wrote:
    I do not find the pledge offensive to the 2A cause as it is focused on the unlawful use of guns.
    That's [blur]stupid[/blur] I mean... below the median level of intelligence among American adults. "Unlawful" simply means it was against the law. Laws infringe on rights all the time. A right to do only what is lawful isn't a right at all, it's a privilege.

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    ama-gi wrote:
    That's stupid.
    You're gonna get it! That's like tellin some mama that her baby is ugly, almost hate-speech.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    ama-gi wrote:
    That's stupid.
    You're gonna get it! That's like tellin some mama that her baby is ugly, almost hate-speech.
    There, I fixed it.

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    I had to do this when I was in school. They've been doing this since I was a kid. I refused to sign their little pledge card, because I thought they were full of sh**. They stessed too much that guns did things on their own and that it wasn't a crime problem, but a gun problem.

    I always had a problem with "I will never use a gun to settle a dispute". I didn't know exactly what they meant by that, and I thought that if that "dispute" was whether my TV should go out the door with them, a gun seemed like a great way to settle it.

    Honestly though, I remember them bringing this crap to my school as a kid, and I remember thinking they were full of sh** and refusing to sign anything. Looking back, I'm proud of myself

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    expvideo wrote:
    Looking back, I'm proud of myself
    We're proud of you too. :celebrate
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    If my son signs anything other than his name on a worksheet or test, it had BETTER be cleared with ME FIRST!



    Otherwise, we have an issue.........

    I will have to ask my son if this has been brought up at his school.

    Thanks for the post, Thundar.

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    Depending on how you interpret the line about settling disputes I think this is a great pledge. But yes if the dispute is over whether I leave my wife a wallet with you as you go into that ally then yes I will use a gun to settle it.

    But yeah the rest of the program is crap and should be replace by Eddy Eagle.

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    G_Lyons wrote:
    Depending on how you interpret the line about settling disputes I think this is a great pledge. But yes if the dispute is over whether I leave my wife a wallet with you as you go into that ally then yes I will use a gun to settle it.

    But yeah the rest of the program is crap and should be replace by Eddy Eagle.
    Absolutely agreed. Eddy Eagle was a much better program.

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