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Stand and Deliver: Presidential Scholars Blast Bush

We should all be as fearless with our moments of opportunity as the 50 high schoolers named as Presidential Scholars were with theirs yesterday.

On the very day the Supreme Court moved to eviscerate student first amendment rights, these kids handed an open letter to the president at the White House ceremony in their honor. It went like this:

“We do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all detainees, including those designated enemy combatants.”

Talk about stand and deliver. That’s chutzpa!

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