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Both sides now

Listen up, parents of students attending Seven Hills. You might be getting away with pulling the blanket over the eyes of your children, but you can’t trick the rest of us.

Under the headline “School guest-speaker policy may be updated,” it says, “Parents say they are upset over lack of balance in soldier’s speech to students.”

Parents: If your child gets a full dose of anti-war politics at home, then wouldn’t the soldier’s speech be the balance you’re whining for?

This whole situation reeks of the tragedy that came to be known as The Bear River Grad Speech. Remember that one? Parents were all crazy that a graduation speech insisted on honoring God. People at the ceremony felt they were being subjected to the speaker’s beliefs.

So now we have the same kind of people stomping their feet because their kids heard the testimony of an American soldier. He was obviously speaking from his heart.

Parents: Do your kids a favor and let them make up their own minds about the war. They’ve heard both sides now. Isn’t that what you want?

Sadie Hartmann

Penn Valley

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