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Courageous Pennsylvania School Officials Nab 5-Year Old Terrorist

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."

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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