Schools Should Give Detentions to Students for Speaking Their Mind
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My opponent's main (and only) point is about the Bill of Rights. What he has forgotten, however, is that the First Amendment restricts CONGRESS. To quote, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech..."  Unless I am greatly mistaken, Congress is not the same as schools. Secondly, the Constitution and Bill of Rights do not apply as much to minors. "all men are created equal..." . In the case of Tinker vs. Des Moines, there was relativity to the Vietnam War, a bigger issue. Many cases of students speaking out in school are not bigger issues and can just be the student being rude. Also, they were wearing bracelets, which does not include SPEAKING one's mind. The BoP is on the con here, therefore my refutations are my arguments. However, I will add onto my case one point: schools should have the ability to give detentions. If schools have no way of punishment, what will they do when students are rude for them and deserve some sort of punishment. It's not really inhumane either. "Oh no, I have to sit and drum my fingers for a while! Whatever shall I do?" While it's still a form of punishment, it's still perfectly humane and often fits the crime.
2-US Declaration of Independence
I will give you the opportunity to do the next opening argument. I look forward to the results, and good luck!
1- BBC News
2- Cambridge Dictionary
Just as clarification, I never said minors can do anything they want.
Here come my final arguments.
Every minor has a parent, foster home, foster parent, or any other type of guardian (or at least most do and the law says they need to). These parents/guardians are the ones responsible for the child's behavior. Detentions are simply saying "Do this or you get expelled," but sometimes students can't be expelled without parent permission. Suppose a minor wants to wear a T-shirt to spread awareness of the most minor thing and it goes to the supreme court or any court, the student will win (unless it is violent, threatening, gang-related, or any other obvious things). They are protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments and protected for a reason.
In conclusion, most often, parents should have the responsibility of discipline on a disruptive minor.
1- I have proven detentions are just, lawful and fit the crime.
2- I have proven that students speKing their mind is often a bad thing. With these two things, Ihave proven the resolution true.
3- I have proven that teachers need to give punishments for students crimes.
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Vote Placed by Lexus 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con basically lost when he cited the first amendment. Pro proved that the first amendment is not applicable
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