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    Filed at 4:43 am under by dcobranchi

    Newspeak is alive and well in Fayetteville.

    Rules are necessary to keep order

    Myron Pitts’ June 8 column about Bobbie Spanbauer’s defiance of the graduation dress code was shallow — putting his approval on Spanbauer’s rebellion. Perhaps he felt sorry for her because her stand brought rejection and he was trying to make her feel better about herself.

    Standing up for what you know is right is honorable, but insisting on having your selfish way is not.

    Rules are necessary to keep order in our schools and society.

    When Spanbauer goes to work, she will have to abide by the dress code for that job. An employer has the right to set the dress code.

    Should Pitts show up at work in his underwear because he is free to do as he pleases, I doubt he would remain at work very long.

    Sometime in life, we must have courage to do what is right, even though we stand alone. That is admirable!

    I thank Principal Jackie Warner for her stand. Should students be allowed to dress as they please at graduation ceremony, it would be out of kilter. Uniformity brings order and beauty, making each student as special as the others.

    Freedom does not give us the right to have our own way.

    My advice to Spanbauer: Learn from this experience; choose a worthwhile cause and stand.

    Betty Davis
    Hope Mills

    So far, the LttE are running about 10:1 against. Y’all know who the “1” is.

    6 Responses to “FREEDOM IS SLAVERY”

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2006
    at 7:56 am

    //Uniformity brings order and beauty//

    That is a frightening statement. Sounds like something right out of the Communist Manifesto.

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2006
    at 8:06 am

    Darn, you beat me to it! That or the Nazis.
    “Uniformity brings order and beauty, making each student as special as the others. ” I was going to add that if everyone is as special as the others, none is truly special or different. And that’s straight from The Incredibles. 😉

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    June 22nd, 2006
    at 8:09 am

    Big Brother likes order and uniformity.

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2006
    at 10:06 am

    Darn, Sylvia beat me to the Incredibles reference. 😀

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2006
    at 2:41 pm

    The only jobs with dress codes that specifically mention a “skirt” are those with uniforms (and most of them are slacks too – or shorts if you work at Hooters 😉 ). I’m pretty sure the same goes for private schools. Even if the job is strictly “business attire,” dress slacks are acceptable.

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2006
    at 10:55 pm

    IF uniformity = beauty, THEN

    Diversity = cheating,

    Self-sufficiency = treason, AND

    Tolerance = collusion with criminals.