Published: Sunday, March 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
I agree, Mr. Will. It reminds me of the time a grandson found an empty 22 shell
and put it in his pocket. He found it there later, at school, and a huge tempest
in a teacup, or huge tempest over a 22 shell resulted. When his parents asked
why it was such a big deal they were told that an empty 22 shell is dangerous.
This was several years ago so the psychological implications weren't tossed
around, but our grandson was certainly confused about why he was in such big
trouble. Should he have left it on the ground to endanger others? Should he have
taken it to his teacher? The problem with the latter is that school authorities
would doubt that it was found and suspect the student was sneaking into a
shooting range to steal empty shells, or that he his parents had a hoard of such
shocking little objects. Indeed, we have gone far astray in permitting our
government to get out of control. Once out of control, like a nasty temper
tantrum, it is so hard to reverse the outcome.
Will is right this was a ridiculous over reaction by this ONE school but it is
equally ridiculous to paint everyone that supports some common sense gun
regulations with the same brush as this ONE school.
If you think this was about gun regulations, you missed the whole point.
It's about 1984. It's about thought and speech regulation. And
he's right. It's getting a bit crazy out there.
@charisolReall? please do tell us where you see this happening.
Thanks George. Another brilliant dissection of the increasing stupid mentality
and behavior of far too many governmental "fix-it-alls".It
is becoming more and more apparent that we've got something going on in our
country that is far worse than a "Penny wise, pound foolish" approach to
problems, both imagined and real.What we have is a
counter-productive "letter of the law" obsession which completely
ignores, or worse still, effectively negates real remedies to **real** problems,
even if there were some reasonable "spirit of the law" found hiding
somewhere amidst the piles of regulating protocols.Worst of all is
my sense that this is only one small manifestation of a self reinforcing,
downward spiral of incompetence (at best) and/or malfeasance (at worst), with
cascading effects extending far into the future.
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