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Let’s modify the scenario slightly. Say you are sending your kid to a private school here in America that stresses Christian, Conservative, Free Enterprise, traditional American values. A group comes to your community and starts handing out copies of the Communist Manifesto to your kids as a means of encouraging membership in the Communist party. Would it be as wrong for one of the teachers to burn a copy of the Communist Manifesto?
10 posted on 12/24/2001 5:30:12 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP
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Would it be as wrong for one of the teachers to burn a copy of the Communist Manifesto?

Do you suppose a more responsible way to deal with it might be to compare the ten planks of the Manifesto and explain how communism IS affecting them. Even YOUNG kids can understand such loss of freedom. (If only teachers would do so).

12 posted on 12/24/2001 5:42:28 PM PST by Ridin' Shotgun
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Would it be as wrong for one of the teachers to burn a copy of the Communist Manifesto?

Good question. Seeing as how Communism is a religion of cult.

18 posted on 12/24/2001 6:10:10 PM PST by Thumper1960
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So you are comparing the New Testament to the communist manifesto. You are displaying why libertarians have earned so much contempt.
81 posted on 12/24/2001 9:56:54 PM PST by Robert-J
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To: Libertarianize the GOP
Let’s modify the scenario slightly. Say you are sending your kid to a private school here in America that stresses Christian, Conservative, Free Enterprise, traditional American values. A group comes to your community and starts handing out copies of the Communist Manifesto to your kids as a means of encouraging membership in the Communist party. Would it be as wrong for one of the teachers to burn a copy of the Communist Manifesto?

Yes. Let the ideas speak for themselves. If you believe in the first amendment, the truth will win out in the end. In the case of this poor school, their final decision is to "trash" any further New Testaments that they receive, so no student will have the opportunity to judge for themselves whether the Jesus of the New Testament is the Messiah prophesied in the Old. Likewise, with the Communist Manifesto, better to read it young and debate and discard its' tenets as false than to encounter it later in a less discerning environment.

153 posted on 12/25/2001 12:34:38 PM PST by stryker
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Would it be as wrong for one of the teachers to burn a copy of the Communist Manifesto?

Are we receiving $3 billion a year in military and foreign aid from a Communist country? Then I suppose we could burn the Communist Manifesto and not worry about offending anyone we depend on for our very national survival.

160 posted on 12/25/2001 1:06:55 PM PST by JoeSchem
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Bad analogy.
193 posted on 12/25/2001 10:43:06 PM PST by spoosman
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