Originally Posted by friendly
I agree with Mr. Roth 100%. For some reason schools want to run every aspect of a kid's life until they graduate. They are trying to be the law and god. I know of a kid that was 18 and someone supposedly saw him by a pack of ciggarettes which he was perfectly legal in doing, had nothig to do with school and was suspended from wrestling for a couple of weeks. When I was in school nothing like this happened and if it did it was usually handled by the school and the parents. How can you tell an 18yr old kid that he can go to war, have kids, be a father, have all the responsibilities and stress of being an adult and then condemn him for freaking smoking. This country gets worse every year. What happened to democracy and land of the free. We are being more limited every year as to what we can do and say legally. These school officials are like cops on the prowl hiding and just looking for a kid to screw up. The person that seen Lucas smoking should of had the decency to confront him and his parents about this instead of running as fast as he could like a little freaking kid tattling on another. It's freaking ridiculous.
I think it goes back to the fact that athletics is not a right, but a privilege and a contract was signed. Smoking is being banned in public places more and more and it has nothing to do with a persons age, it has to do with the fact that it is a health risk to those who do not smoke.
As far as this country getting worse every year, in comparison to many other countries we have it made, but really if you don't like it here go give another country a try and let me know how it works out
At some point our society need to quit allowing people to place blame on others for their poor decisions and start taking reponsibility for the decisions they make, the biggest problem with this country is the society of, if I don't like it I will sue you.