Reason #98578 never to allow your kid in public school January 11, 2013Posted by tantamergo in asshatery, Basics, foolishness, horror, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society.
A child was suspended recently for pointing his finger at a classmate and saying “pow!” Obviously, such a deranged mind requires complete sequestration from his peers, careful psychological oversight, and likely a transfer into state foster care:
A 6-year-old boy was suspended from an elementary school in Maryland for forming his fingers into a gun and saying “pow,” according to UPI.
In a disciplinary letter to the parents, the boy’s actions were described as a threat “to shoot a student.”
The unnamed boy was suspended from Roscoe Nix Elementary School for one day, Dec. 21, and his parents are taking legal action against Montgomery County School District.
Robin Ficker, the attorney hired by the family, told the Washington Post that the boy “had no intention to shoot anyone,” She added that the boy is “skinny and meek. In his words, he was playing.”
Ficker suspects the suspension is a reaction to the tragic Newtown shooting as schools across the country are questioning their policies, tightening rules and asking how they can prevent similar situations from happening on their grounds. But Ficker feels that the school’s decision was unfair and that their interpretation of the incident will harm the boy’s reputation.
I don’t think this particular bit of public school idiocy needs much comment. The Victorian grand dame clutching her pearls in shock is alive and well today, and resides in the public schools. Silliness doesn’t even begin to describe it.
This Newton shooting has been interesting to observe. First, the media and other elites, almost entirely left wing in outlook, were stunned, shocked, that such an event could occur in one of their enclaves. Newton is in Fairfield County, which is definitely in New York’s suburban territory. After the shock wore off, the left trending elites experienced their natural reaction, which was to control what they feared or opposed. So now we have huge efforts to make more gun control laws, especially against so called “assault weapons,” which are really just semi-automatic rifles that have large magazines.
What is most galling, is that many of the media and other elites have armed, private security details that won’t be affected in the slightest by any gun control laws. Such laws will, as usual, only affect the individual, non-elite citizen. But the new aristocracy mustn’t be bothered with such things as consistency. That’s something for us rubes in the sticks to deal with.
Look, the various courts have ruled extensively over the past century and a half that Americans have a right to keep and bear arms. Even with Obama having a second term, any law passed or executive order promulgated is almost guaranteed to run against previous court precedent. The only way any truly limiting gun control legislation can stand is if Obama can somehow pack the court with more anti-2nd Amendment nominees, and that’s very unlikely. Scalia is the most likely candidate to suffer health problems that would require him to step down (or pass away outright), but I imagine his very strong political inclinations are going to incline him to hang on to his seat with grim determination, seeking to wait out at least Obama’s 2nd term. At this point, it’s all sound and fury, signifying nothing.
But, it’s a potent distraction as the country charges headlong over the fiscal cliff. That cliff is being passed over as we speak, all the fruitless “deals” arrived at changing nothing in terms of massive debt and enormous, looming future obligations. The best Obama can hope for is to stem the collapse long enough for it to be his successor’s problem. And then I’m sure they’ll keep blaming Bush. I wonder how long that idiotic non-defense will stand with the public.
The only sure consequence of this event is that sales of assault rifles and ammunition will continue to soar.