The high school in Marion, Ohio recently took down a Ten Commandments plaque to avoid fighting a lawsuit they are very unlikely to win, which has so upset a freshman student that he is going on strike, refusing to do any homework until they put the plaque back on the wall. Yeah, good luck with that one, kid.
“I am attending class because by law I have to attend class but I am refusing to participate,” Miller said. “I’m aware of the consequences, but I would like to get my point across.”
“I don’t care about my grades now,” he continued. “I told the principal, until there is an agreement reached, I will not participate in any Harding-related activities, any Marion City Schools-related activities. Sports, choir, classes, whatever. I won’t even wear my Harding Marching Band shirt.”
Miller insisted that the Ten Commandments are not just a religious symbol, but guidelines it would behoove all students to follow, and that he will carry on with his strike until the plaque is replaced.
“Until there is at least some agreement made between the administration and the students,” Miller said, he will continue his strike. “If it is all year,” he added, “then it is all year.”
Yeah, that’ll show ’em. Pro tip, kid: Holding your own future hostage to get what you want is probably a bad career move. And you’re wrong at every level here. The 10 Commandments are mostly religious commands, which no government school can promote. So you just keep on striking. And if you manage to force the school to put it back up, get sued and lose a big judgment, your classmates will know who to blame if the cost of that lawsuit forces them to cut back on band or other activities.