Keep the Joe Paterno statue and honor him appropriately
  • Petitioned Penn State University - Board of Trustees

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Penn State University - Board of Trustees

Keep the Joe Paterno statue and honor him appropriately

    1. Maggie H
    2. Petition by

      Maggie H

      State College, PA

"The whole topic of Joe Paterno being honored or not being honored is a very sensitive topic......We believe that with the report's findings, this is something that will need to be continued to be discussed with the entire university community. This is not just a board decision." - Karen Peetz, July 12, 2012.

The PSU BOT has asked the PSU community to decide if Joe Paterno's statue should remain where it now stands. We are shocked and appalled by the BOT complete lack of back-bone and resolve to protect the very bed-rock traditions of Penn State. Their weakness and lack of loyalty is a disgrace to the Nittany Nation. It shows a complete unwillingness to stand tall for Penn State rather than bowing to absurd public and media pressure that seeks only to harm and destroy us.

We as members of the Penn State community stand resolutely against any attack on our honor, pride and traditions. We will learn from our mistakes and take whatever corrective action is necessary to restore order and our pride in our university. But we will not be pressured by outsiders whose only purpose is to harm and discredit us.

As a symbolic move of solidarity and support for our Alma Mater, we demand that the Joe Paterno statue remain exactly where it now stands-forever! As a permanent reminder of his 61 years of loyal, faithful, remarkable, and generous service to the entire Penn State community

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gillig's Ghost HATFIELD, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      PSU shouldn't get off this easily. Everyone should be reminded that they chose to protect an anal raper. So the statue should stay.

    • Jerry Sandusky STATE COLLEGE, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      They should build a statue of me high fiving JoePa.

    • David Koresh WACO, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I haven't seen this many delusion losers since Jim Jones! The statue must go!

    • Ben Doverson STATE COLLEGE, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I love children

    • Steve Cook COLUMBIA, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      I have had a personal encounter with Mr. Sandusky all the way back in 2001. He came to my restaurant Saludas in South Carolina. Anyhoo, he came in acting like he owned the place. He thought that we offered free bread and asked for our waiters to cut his steak for him because his rist was sore. When I told him that was not a possibility he threw a fit and that's when I got really heated. We got into it and he even tried to kick me, but luckily he had a bummed nee so he didn't get my Armani pants dirty. I said "who the fuck do you think you are?" and he replied with "I am Jerry Sandusky I coach football at Penn State" ... I was surprised a man of such financial means was acting like such a poor. It turned out that he didn't even have a circular driveway so that explained his behavior. I thought about suing but it was 4th of July weekend and I was about to leave on my annual miniature golf vacation.


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