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School cut off Valedictorian's microphone during speech (Video)

Students attending the Joshua High School graduation say Remington Reimer's microphone was cut off, right when he began to talk about the Constitution.

"He just said, he was talking about getting constitutional rights getting taken away from him," Colin Radford, a Joshua H.S. graduate, said. "And then he said, just yesterday they threatened to turn my microphone off, and then his microphone went off."

Reimer, who was accepted into the Naval Academy, had his speech pre-approved by the school district.

Joshua Independent School District issued a statement:

"Student speakers were told that if their speeches deviated from the prior-reviewed material, the microphone would be turned off, regardless of content. When one student's speech deviated from the prior-reviewed speech, the microphone was turned off, pursuant to District policy and procedure."

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Bring a megaphone or some

Bring a megaphone or some other amplified device, e.g. wireless microphone and transmitter *, or have access to one from someone else involved with the ceremonies. Any battery would only have to last for the duration of the speech. Force the authorities to escort you off the stage and thereby expose themselves. Then use the ensuing sympathy to further your agenda which began on that very stage. Fight back!

* to a remote receiver situated in the stands and connected to battery powered speakers ... ;)

This is just amazing. Aren't

This is just amazing. Aren't schools supposed to prepare kids for the "real world", yet they are micro-managing them to the point that have to approve, then monitor the speech of the smartest kid in the class at the ceremony celebrating their completion of the curriculum that prepares them to act on their own. un fucking believable.

We don't need no steenkin' 1st Amendment at this school!

What a way to show the students how a police state operates. If they take nothing else away from this Graduation, unless they are clueless morons, they will remember the stifling of free speech.


This school was teaching its' students right up to, and including, their graduation ceremony. The Civic lesson for the day: Life Is About Obeying. Obey Authority, whoever they are. Obey the cop, obey the city council, obey the mayor, governor, congressman, senator, President. You are free as long as everything you do is preapproved. Get a permit, a license, a stamp, or a waiver, and you can do exactly what you want. However, if you think for one second that you can act willy-nilly, well, we can't have THAT. THAT would be anarchy!

The valedictorian was taught a big lesson that will stick with him the rest of this life. It won't be the lesson the school thought it was teaching, however. This student has just seen evil up close, and I suspect he will resolve to fight it with every fiber of his being.

un-fucking-believable What


What next, what to wear, what to think, how high to jump

This raises questions...

Was his speaking about the Constitution not part of the speech that he submitted? If not, does that mean that he just decided to add something to his approved speech on a whim, or does it mean that the school probably would have rejected (whether true or just in Reimer's belief) a speech that talked about the Constitution?

If you can't trust the

If you can't trust the "smartest" kid in the class, we're gonna have some problems...

just thought it was funny that I clicked to this post from the post titled 'Obama: If you can't trust us, we're going to have some problems'.

What's a First Amendment

What's a First Amendment Mommy?

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What WAS the First Amendment mommy?


"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

Here you go

just saying....


"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown