First, there was a national pandemic in which schools overreacted to perceived acts of violence. Among the documented threats that led to student suspensions were biting a breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun, pointing a forefinger to imitate a gun barrel, and talking about guns.
Now the tide has turned to curtailing future acts of violence by indoctrinating young children into accepting that there are times when security trumps constitutionally mandated freedoms. Mere days after reports surfaced of a Connecticut school’s teaching that the Second Amendment does not guarantee the right to bear arms, a schoolteacher in Jacksonville reportedly instructed her fourth-graders to write:
I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure.
According to the The Blaze, parent Aaron Harvey found these words written in crayon on a sheet of paper in his son’s backpack. When asked about it, Harvey’s child informed him that his teacher, Cheryl Sabb, had instructed some students to write the sentence at the end of a lesson about the Constitution.
School district officials maintain that the 9-year-old wrote the sentence of his own free will. The problem with that account — apart from the ludicrousness of the assertion — is that other children in the class tell the same story.
As an added irony, just yesterday a school district in Wisconsin was “outed” for having taught its eighth-grade classes that conservatism is an ideology that believes in restricting personal freedoms, while liberalism is dedicated to ensuring personal freedom for everyone.
- Public school teaches that conservatism ‘restricts personal freedoms’
- CT school teaches that Americans don’t have constitutional right to bear arms
- Carney: ‘No one has more perspective on gun violence than Newtown families’
- LU exclusive: School disciplines 6-year-old over drawing based on book obtained at school
- NYT op-ed celebrates the nanny state?
- Would Obama’s gun control measures make it ‘harder to gun down our kids’?
- Incendiary WaPo op-ed on white male mass murderers kills 2 birds with 1 stone
- Michael Moore’s anti-gun tirade reveals liberals’ selective support for the U.S. Constitution
- NBC’s David Gregory falsely claims 40 percent of guns sold without background checks
- Liberal media’s pathetic sour grapes in re the defeat of the assault weapon ban
- Newtown parents bristle at Michael Moore’s call to release crime scene photos
- Michael Moore: Let’s release bloody photos of Newtown corpses
- NH school district bans dodgeball
- Teacher questions student’s emotional stability over photo of BB gun
- School suspends 7-year-old for accidentally biting pastry into shape of gun
- School suspends 6-year-old for talking about toy gun
- 6-year-old Maryland student suspended for pointing finger like gun
- Another Maryland 6-year-old suspended for pointing finger like gun