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School Threatens to Ruin Valedictorianís Naval Academy Appt.
radio.foxnews.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 06/13/2013 5:39:28 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

A Texas high school principal threatened to sabotage a valedictorian’s appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy after the student delivered a speech that referenced God and the U.S. Constitution, Fox News has learned.

Hiram Sasser, director of litigation with the Liberty Institute, said Joshua High School principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the U.S. Naval Academy disparaging the character of Remington Reimer. “It was intimidating having my high school principal threaten my future because I wanted to stand up for the Constitution and acknowledge my faith and not simply read a government approved speech, the teenager said. Sasser is now representing the teenager and is calling for the Joshua Independent School District to issue a public statement exonerating him of any wrongdoing. He said the speech was edited and reviewed by four different school officials – including an officer in the JROTC. Sasser said the censorship violated federal and state laws.

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1 posted on 06/13/2013 5:39:28 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

When are we going to abolish government education and put an end to petty little Kinder Gestapo agents like this punk.


2 posted on 06/13/2013 5:46:14 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: ilovesarah2012

“...and not simply read a government approved speech.”

I like the way this young man talks - says it all in just a few words.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 5:46:49 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - ¬ďWe do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,¬)
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To: ilovesarah2012

All I can say is wow, unbelieveable some petty bureaucrat wants to take this approach. He should be happy this is not my son.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 5:47:08 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I guess this principle must not like his job. This might fly in California or New York, but he’s going to find Texas is far less forgiving of his antics.


5 posted on 06/13/2013 5:48:15 AM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sasser is kinda’ showing himself in a bad light. The service academies are all into that “honor and integrity” stuff.

If he presented a speech to the school that was approved - and then he read a different speech - it might be said that he lied.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 5:49:09 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Tweeted.


7 posted on 06/13/2013 5:49:51 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: PeteB570

Sasser? I meant the student who gave the speech.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 5:50:22 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Joshua High School principal Mick Cochran should be charged with official oppression and 1st amendment violations. Where is the so called ACLU when there is a real job for them?
9 posted on 06/13/2013 5:52:18 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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10 posted on 06/13/2013 5:52:36 AM PDT by narses
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To: ilovesarah2012

Tell the liberal geek administrator:

“All behavior has consequences, so you do whatever you want to do.”


11 posted on 06/13/2013 5:52:49 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: PeteB570

Yep, it’s obvious the kid has no integrity. Pull his appointment to Annapolis immediately. Pull his HS graduation, too.

The principal is very clearly in the right here.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 5:54:44 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Hmmmm, a public school principal who doesn’t believe in the First Amendment to the Constitution. What a surprise.


13 posted on 06/13/2013 5:55:04 AM PDT by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

LOL - wait and see, not everyone will get the sarcasm. Why anyone puts their children in public school is beyond me.


14 posted on 06/13/2013 5:56:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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On behalf of all clear thinking Texas school administrators - active and retired - I am embarrassed and furious over Cochran’s asinine, childish, vindictive and petty behavior. What an ass and I apologize to all donkeys and mules for lumping them in with this figgin’ idiot. His sorry butt better be in the superintendent’s office for a serious attitude adjustment. If not, I hope the kid sues the whole damn district and cleans them out!


15 posted on 06/13/2013 5:58:19 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the U.S. Naval Academy disparaging the character of Remington Reimer.”

If this is true, shame on Principal Cochran, and shame on whoever hired him in the first place.

Whatever speech the kid gave, and whatever school rules he may or may not have broken, threatening this young man’s future is grossly disproportionate and the act of a petty tyrant.


16 posted on 06/13/2013 5:58:24 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Didn’t say that - but I did point out the one thing all of you missed - he lied.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 5:59:50 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Honor Concept of the United States Naval Academy

“Midshipmen are persons of integrity: They stand for that which is right.

They tell the truth and ensure that the full truth is known. They do not lie.

They embrace fairness in all actions. They ensure that work submitted as their own is their own, and that assistance received from any source is authorized and properly documented. They do not cheat.

They respect the property of others and ensure that others are able to benefit from the use of their own property. They do not steal.”

This young man could be a poster boy for the Honor Concept.

Sadly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the politically correct twits at the Academy withdrew this young man’s appointment...


18 posted on 06/13/2013 6:00:51 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Mouton

I know what I’d do if this was my son...


19 posted on 06/13/2013 6:01:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: ilovesarah2012
God bless the Liberty Institute. That's where some of our titheing or "charitable giving" should go:


Liberty Institute (LINK)

20 posted on 06/13/2013 6:02:09 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Ay, ay, ay, ay.)
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