Schooldaze: Suspending Kids for Being Kids
Every time I look at an article like this, all I can say is that I am so glad and blessed that our family home schools our kids. With all the delirium going on after the whole Sandy Hook shooting, it seems that a new tragedy is forming – out-of-control paranoia and liberal over-sensitivity.
So, in another stellar example of how stupid people can be, a school in Hyannis, MA threatened to suspend a five-year old kid because he made a gun out of LEGO’s and started chasing his classmates with it.
“We’re trying to create an atmosphere of respect,” says Barnstable School Superintendent Mary Czajkowski. The principal noted, “it’s a threat to other children and other children could have been scared.’”
Respect is one thing, but this is so far over the top that it would be laughable if it wasn’t true. Listen up, Mary, you’re not teaching respect, you’re teaching kids to be incapable of handling even the slightest problems.
It’s funny; these kids could whip their teacher the middle finger and they get suspended or just a stern talking to by the principal, but if they make a finger-gun, “bang” they’re suspended from school. Can these sissies get any more lame and stupid?
The thing is, this wimpification of our society today driven by over-emotional liberalism, political correctness, and a severe inability to be tolerant is the real problem. I’ve mentioned before that the shootings in schools are indeed tragic and I don’t mean to downplay them. But now is not the time to throw our gumption and courage out of the window for fear of being offended.
This is nothing new. Liberals and socialists (sounds like redundancy to me), have, for years, reached into the schools to perform what Robert Small wrote in the Washington Times as “moral disarmament”. Erode the principles of liberty and freedom and replace it with collectivism, socialism, social justice, and other wuss nonsense and the Democrats are filled with fresh drones to pull the lever for the next Barack Obama.
Now I am not an advocate for child abuse or anything, but today, our society seriously lacks coping skills. We have reached a point where every little life problem is solved through medication. We teach our kids to be unable to handle the harshness of life in a way that makes them as delicate as a Dresden doll. Instead of teaching kids how to put on their “big boy/big girl pants”, we are doing diaper changes well past their toddler years.
So when these kids reach early adulthood, they don’t know how to handle life – except through violent media and gangsta rap, which teaches people that if they don’t like the police, they can shoot them. And we call that crap art, er, First Amendment.
Even though these same idiots who believe in preserving the First Amendment are all about trashing the Second Amendment.
And these schools are the cesspools where liberalism festers and grows like a fungus on our children. How sad.