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Nebraska school officials want boy named 'Hunter' to change his name
GOP USA ^ | June 7, 2013 | Rick Jensen

Posted on 06/07/2013 7:52:13 AM PDT by IbJensen

Liberals believe in creating institutions to solve problems. Conservatives believe the individual is better at solving problems.

A 3 year-old deaf boy in Lincoln, Nebraska is being bullied by public school officials to change his name because the hand sign for Hunter Spanjer looks like a weapon. The Grand Island school district has a policy that forbids kids bringing to school "any instrument ... that looks like a weapon." They can't change the sign, because it's the official hand sign for his name, registered through S.E.E., Sign Exact English.

Pressure from the National Association of the Deaf and the public has compelled the district into allowing the deaf boy to keep his name. Sadly, there is no humility or sense of shame from district authorities.

The fight for the individual succeeded. The institution proved to be a gargantuan failure, and neither the district superintendent nor the school principal was fired.

An 8 year-old Baltimore student tries to chew his Pop-Tart into the shape of mountain. It looks more like a gun, so he says, "bang bang." Anne Arundel County authorities declare this to be an "inappropriate" use of his imagination and so they suspended him from school.

Neither the district superintendent nor the school principal was fired.

Kicking children out of school for harmlessly exercising creativity is what passes for education in a world where parents and teachers feel they have no influence on their local schools.

Just a few weeks ago, a seven-year-old Virginia boy was suspended for pretending a pencil was a gun at his Suffolk school. His father and neighbors were furious. Then the story went away. But not the education. What did the boy learn? He learned that admitting to doing something he didn't know was bad behavior will get you the maximum punishment. He learned that apologizing for doing something that he didn't know was bad behavior will get you the maximum punishment. He also learned that teachers and principals do not want to teach children that pencils can be dangerous. They want to teach you that using your imagination to pretend any object is a gun is punishable with exile from society. He learned that they use so-called "zero tolerance" laws to cold-heartedly deny children an education in favor of capitulation to the politically popular reaction of the day.

Neither the district superintendent nor the school principal was fired.

A second-grade teacher was suspended without pay in April, charged with possessing, carrying, storing or using a weapon for showing his students the proper ways to use tools. According to Washington Irving Elementary School officials, these deadly weapons included wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers. They were kept in a secured toolbox out of the children's reach.

Perhaps the Washington Irving Elementary School principal should hold an assembly during which she could deliver a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating how children should call police if they ever find an unattended wrench.

Sadly, neither the district superintendent nor the school principal was fired.

These institutional "solutions" to violence in schools are an obvious failure to everyone except the principals and superintendents who are delightfully relieved of their responsibilities to educate and consider the context of each student's behavior.

In this utopian liberal world, all carbon-based life forms are equally subservient to the draconian laws bequeathed from the holy sanctuaries of their state legislatures.

It's time to show zero tolerance for these small-minded, short-sighted bureaucrats infesting your public schools.

In the real world, we parents need to exercise our rights and duty by protesting, lobbying and forcing the firings or resignations of principals and superintendents (not teachers) around the country who use these zero tolerance laws as a weapon against imagination and an excuse for avoiding the difficult job of actually getting to know each student and properly guiding and directing them toward learning.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childabuse; evilgovernment; gunhysteria; indoctrination; stupidschools; zerotolerance
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The leftist PC police should have restricted Bill Clinton’s penis gun.

The nation could have spared an impeachment and us having to explain it to our children. It's bad enough to have to explain erectile dysfunction.

The evil leftists believe that their thoughts are more equal than ours.

1 posted on 06/07/2013 7:52:13 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Welcome to modern “america.” Land of the fleas.. home of the slaves.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 7:55:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: IbJensen

Liberalism is a mental disease.


3 posted on 06/07/2013 7:55:59 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: IbJensen

This story is from months and months ago. ?


4 posted on 06/07/2013 7:57:05 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: IbJensen

“Inappropriate use of imagination”. Sounds like the first Star Trek episode. Improper thoughts will be punished.


5 posted on 06/07/2013 7:57:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: IbJensen

Isn’t it about time that someone tell these “officials” to grow up?


6 posted on 06/07/2013 7:57:28 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: GingisK

and tell these “officials” something much harsher.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 8:00:32 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: IbJensen

Why don’t the parents tell the school officials to change their names to Asshat?


8 posted on 06/07/2013 8:00:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: IbJensen

What does the upright middle finger mean in sign language?


9 posted on 06/07/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: GingisK

How about telling them to shut up and then kick their arses out of the school.

When are parents going to wake up and demand the cleansing of idiotic socialists from their schools. These administrators AND teachers need to be removed from classrooms and never be allowed in occupations that require contact with children.

They are akin to pedophiles.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 8:02:32 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

The lines need to be drawn. We need to know who is on the side of America and who is against America.

We need a web site that lists names of these people and evidence against them.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 8:02:47 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: NEMDF

The story is from today, an update of an earlier story. I’m glad Hunter and his family and supporters prevailed over those loutish “edcators.”


12 posted on 06/07/2013 8:03:16 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: IbJensen

I don’t like the name Nebraska....why doesn’t the state change its’ name? (S)


13 posted on 06/07/2013 8:03:35 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: NEMDF

Who gives a damn?

The story was in my email today and, not being as well-informed as apparently you are, just read it.


14 posted on 06/07/2013 8:03:40 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Easy solotion. I,d say the new sign for my name is the middle finger pointed upward.


15 posted on 06/07/2013 8:03:58 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: NEMDF

Rick Jensen June 7, 2013 6:55 am


16 posted on 06/07/2013 8:04:19 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Geeze give all students a name tag!


17 posted on 06/07/2013 8:04:29 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: IbJensen

I would agree to this with respect to a son I had named “Hunter”. Because it may be offensive and cause others to feel unsafe. Sure I would.

I would agree to this only AFTER these humanitarians browbeat each parent of a child named Muhammed, or any other similar Muslim name. Because those names are offensive and cause ME to feel unsafe.


18 posted on 06/07/2013 8:04:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Dr. Ursus

I have a nephew whose name is Noah Gunner, guess he will get it from all sides, when he goes to school...


19 posted on 06/07/2013 8:04:43 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: IbJensen
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20 posted on 06/07/2013 8:05:32 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: IbJensen

I wonder what the name Slasher looks like?


21 posted on 06/07/2013 8:07:36 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: IbJensen

Makes me wonder how these people get themselves dressed in the morning. Too stupid for words.


22 posted on 06/07/2013 8:07:58 AM PDT by theycallmemom
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To: IbJensen
NOTICE: from the Ministry of Words: Lincoln, Nebraska

To all citizens:

You are no longer allowed to have a name with the letter “g” or “a” in it.

“G” stands for gun and we certainly do NOT want you to defend yourself against a thug or the government!

“A” could stand for ammunition. The same danger exists for a as it does for g.

Therefore you are hereby ordered to change your name if it has an a or g contained anywhere in it.

Might we suggest a nice number?

That is all. return to your activities.

All hail Obama>

23 posted on 06/07/2013 8:08:10 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: IbJensen
Zero Tolerance = Zero IQ.
The parents should tell the school to concentrate on REAL problems and leave their kid alone.

24 posted on 06/07/2013 8:08:12 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: IbJensen

Liberals: The dumbest people in any room.


25 posted on 06/07/2013 8:10:46 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: illiac
* I don’t like the name Nebraska....why doesn’t the state change its’ name? *

The Ministry of Words has suggested to the State Tribunal that Nebraska drop the A's since a could stand for ammunition which is doubleplus ungood!

Besides, our hip young PR people in the Ministry of Though say that “Nebrsk” has a fresh, young, modern sound to it.

26 posted on 06/07/2013 8:11:19 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: NEMDF
Yeah, this story is from August of last year. The school board statement:

Grand Island Public Schools has not changed the sign language name of any student, nor is it requiring any student to change how his or her name is signed.

27 posted on 06/07/2013 8:12:27 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort ("Don't say sh*t unless you know for sure it helps." - Raylan Givens)
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To: IbJensen

Ruling things “offensive”, and then having Zero tolerance is just part and parcel of the destruction of our country.

No one has common sense any longer, no one wants responsibility for their actions.

Take me back to the 50’s when I went to school. You did something wrong you got punished. Not suspended. Stay after school. wash the blackboards. Get your spanking if it was a major offense. Principals were backed by parents instead of attacked by them. Principals had good sense and were not liberal tards.


28 posted on 06/07/2013 8:12:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: count-your-change

Change his name to “Killer!” Tell people the parents are Jerry Lee fans.


29 posted on 06/07/2013 8:13:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: JoanneSD
Noah?!?!

I can see a three page anti-Bible rant from the State about how that is against the Atheist Religious policy of the public schools.

Quick, change his name to Darwin or Adolf.

30 posted on 06/07/2013 8:13:30 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: ryan71

“The lines need to be drawn. We need to know who is on the side of America and who is against America.”

I have been advocating for many years here that we simply cannot co-exist with liberals. For the survival of the country, one of us has to “go”.


31 posted on 06/07/2013 8:16:19 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ryan71

“The lines need to be drawn. We need to know who is on the side of America and who is against America.”

I have been advocating for many years here that we simply cannot co-exist with liberals. For the survival of the country, one of us has to “go”.


32 posted on 06/07/2013 8:16:24 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: IbJensen
Dear Nebraska School Officials:
On behalf of Americans everywhere, kindly accept my Sign Language Greeting.
Sincerely,
frankenMonkey.


33 posted on 06/07/2013 8:17:39 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: IbJensen

Change it to Dick.


34 posted on 06/07/2013 8:19:03 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: IbJensen

The problem here isn’t erectile dysfunction.

It’s ELECTILE dysfunction. . .


35 posted on 06/07/2013 8:19:39 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: IbJensen

OK sure. We’ll call him “Gunner”.


36 posted on 06/07/2013 8:31:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ScottinVA

I call it Acirema - where everything is backwards. The lawbreakers get rewards; the law-abiding get punished. Those who pay no taxes get refunds; those who do pay out the nose. Those who wound destroy our way of life are protected; patriots are harassed and berated.


37 posted on 06/07/2013 8:39:22 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: IbJensen

He should change it to F-U.


38 posted on 06/07/2013 8:40:08 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: JoanneSD

He’ll AT LEAST have to shorten his name to “No” so it would be No Gunner, then maybe everything would be all right.
ahhhh, but then , thinking about it, there’s still “Gunner” so we’re back to Square One. NO WAY OUT!


39 posted on 06/07/2013 8:40:25 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: IbJensen

This has all come about in the name of “fairness”

At one time in the not so distance past, local school districts were created, funded and ran by the local population.

Because some neighborhoods were wealthier then others, it follows some school districts had more money to spend.

Along come the do gooders and a few court cases later it was determined that all revenue would go to the state first and then handed out to the school districts on a per student basis (with the government getting their cut first)

That old saying who pays the piper calls the tune comes into play as the locals no longer had control over the purse strings.

Central control over any organization will eventually cause it to fail ( unless, and this is a big unless, those on top allow those on the bottom to use their own initiative to get the job done. But that seldom happens in a big organization since those on top have to justify their pay by micro managing everything).

So the silver lining in all this is that the current educational system is failing and will eventually collapse (but not without causing a lot of harm first)

My advise to parent, home school your children. They will have a better chance in life.


40 posted on 06/07/2013 8:41:09 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: IbJensen
That's my youngest grandson's name. The oldest one's name is Gunner. I bet the speech Nazis won't like that either.

These people can pound sand. I'll just move everybody to Costa Rica if I have to.

41 posted on 06/07/2013 8:51:15 AM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: IbJensen
This incident, of course, illustrates the abject stupidity of many on the Left; but it also fits into a broader pattern that is systematically dismantling all of the foundations of Western cultural tradition in America. Note that it is part of the context, discussed, in an effort to put the recent smear of Jason Richwine into the broader context of what has been happening:

Jason Richwine Incident.

It is in the consistent pattern of attacking the fundamental concepts, once generally accepted, that you see the terrible effect that is being achieved.

(Here the seemingly insane effort to stop boys from being boys--who have always played simulation of battle games--is but part of the overall attack. We would suggest that while the subject matter is different, the underlying motives for the attack are the same as were those that led to attacks on Jason Richwine for conducting a study that Thomas Jefferson recommended as long ago as 1782. It should be sobering to realize that people in positions of influence in America, today, really do hate our Western Heritage.)

William Flax

42 posted on 06/07/2013 9:26:38 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: IbJensen

This story happened almost a year ago, and when it broke the school district backed down. Why is it suddenly popping up again on conservative sites likes it’s news?


43 posted on 06/07/2013 9:29:25 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: PATRIOT1876
Might we suggest a nice number?

But, nothing larger than seven.

44 posted on 06/07/2013 9:29:28 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: CodeToad

Well, they have completely taken over the country and are untouchable, so what does that say about the rest of us...


45 posted on 06/07/2013 9:41:01 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: IbJensen

How about Mao or Che. Maybe Stalin or Hitler.


46 posted on 06/07/2013 9:41:38 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: DownInFlames

Barack.

No. On second thought I wouldn’t name a dog Barack.

How the USA could puke up a jackass named Barack as president is a nightmare come true.


47 posted on 06/07/2013 9:51:26 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Probably the most politically savvy guy I know told me in January 2008:
“there’s no way the American people will vote in a guy as POTUS named Baraq Hussein”

Shows the power of the MSM and the internet.


48 posted on 06/07/2013 9:53:59 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: elkfersupper
That's my youngest grandson's name.

Yep, we've got a grandson named Hunter and another named Colt Wesson Smith. Seriously.

49 posted on 06/07/2013 1:26:07 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SandRat
...something much harsher...

Yeah! I still remember all of that "Army Talk". I greatly aided my software career.

50 posted on 06/07/2013 1:50:19 PM PDT by GingisK
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