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Courageous Pennsylvania School Officials Nab 5-Year Old Terrorist

Guywithaheart Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 12:13 AM
Sure, it sounds silly to bust a little girl for a bubble gun, but remember it used to seem overbearing when the government ordered us to wear seat belts. We need to make guns toxic and unpopular, and it's best to get this message across when people are young.
Tacitus X Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:43 AM
More guns, less crime. We need guns to be more popular with law-abiding citizens and disarm the criminals. How to disarm criminals? Project Exile did it with long mandatory sentences for criminals convicted of gun crimes.
nomad5 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:10 AM
No, we need to teach young folks first and foremost that there IS a GOD to whom they will answer for their choices, and that no amount of denial on anyone's part makes Him any less real. Second, we need to teach them that they have RESPONSIBILITIES as citizens, including (a) keeping themselves under control (called self-discipline...we used to teach that), (b) taking full responsibility for their actions and speech (called accountability...we used to teach that), and (c) guarding the freedom of those around them, especially those they don't agree with (we used to teach that as well).

Done halfway correctly, things like the above correct themselves pretty quickly. Teach what our society teaches instead (that there's no God, (cont'd)
nomad5 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:10 AM
No, we need to teach young folks first and foremost that there IS a GOD to whom they will answer for their choices, and that no amount of denial on anyone's part makes Him any less real. Second, we need to teach them that they have RESPONSIBILITIES as citizens, including (a) keeping themselves under control (called self-discipline...we used to teach that), (b) taking full responsibility for their actions and speech (called accountability...we used to teach that), and (c) guarding the freedom of those around them, especially those they don't agree with (we used to teach that as well).

Done halfway correctly, things like the above correct themselves pretty quickly. Teach what our society teaches instead (that there's no God, (cont'd)
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:29 AM
there's NOTHING stopping you from teaching your child about God. on your own time.
But you want public schools to do that teaching to everyone else's child,whether their parents want that or not. You want captive audiences for pushing YOUR religion.How would you feel about public schools mandating teaching of Islam or Satanism in school?
School time is for education of our children in reading,writing,math,science,history,not for pushing YOUR religion. "you don't sell Amway on company time."
haloperidal Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 6:15 AM
It is still overbearing for the government to mandate the wearing of seat belts,purchasing of health insurance or any other behavior. We need to elect people who will look for ways to legislate more personal freedom which, in itself, restricts the government even more. Guns will never go away and they will always be popular because it is the great equalizer. Kids need to be taught to respect human life, but not in a way that turns them into "wussies".
Bay0Wulf Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 4:18 AM
Darn ... I have to guess you probably look and act as stupid as the things you post.

If you didn't go to school on the "short bus" you should have. I have to guess that you looked funny and your mommy dressed you weird.

Personally I would really prefer to believe that your post was meant to be some sort of comic relief but, the way its written, I guess there's no hope for that excuse to be applied and I/We really do have to consider that you are mentally retarded.

I am not sure how you equate seatbelt laws with bubble guns and suspension for a 5 year old kid under any circumstances.
Hannah53 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 2:43 AM
There is no relationship between seat belts and what happened to this little girl. There was terrorism involved, but it was on the part of the adults. This child made an innocent statement. Her backpack was searched, she was reduced to tears, and told her mother that she was threatened with jail. This is not bullying. This is child abuse without any doubt. The adults involved used their positions to terrorize a five year old child. This is sick. The people who did this should not just be fired; they should be in jail.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 1:02 AM
Actually, I think you've hit on something there. It's long past time that we made liberal stupidity (but I repeat oneself) toxic and unpopular. Sure, bullying is a bad thing in our schools but if children learn that bullying school officials too stupid to recognize the harmlessness of a bubble gun or an action figure or a pointed finger yields positive results (or is entertaining - maybe a couple of students blindfolding them and forcing them to walk through the halls in their underwear or tarred and feathered), perhaps those officials will keep their stupidity to themselves.

It appears that my contest between the United States and United Kingdom for the most inane government policy how has to be augmented by a new contest between Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Just yesterday, I mocked Maryland officials for suspending two little boys for the horrific crime of playing cops and robbers (and noted that this is not the first time such stupidity has been displayed by Maryland school officials).

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