"I sought among them for a man that might set up a hedge, and stand in the gap before me in favor of the land." Ezekiel 22:30

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's Official: We Are A Nation of Pansies

I just happened to look at Drudge last night and saw this story:

Long Island Middle School Bans Footballs, Other Recreational Items

Concerns About Injuries Prompted Ban, Port Washington Officials Say

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Worries about injuries at a Long Island school have led to a surprising ban.
As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday, officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.

Read the rest of the nonsense here.
What the heck has happened to us?!

Kids can't even play catch with each other because they might get hurt?! Are we that sheltered?!? Are we that concerned that kids might get *gasp!* a bruise?!?

I can just hear a wussified school administrator or helicopter parent saying something like:

"Oh, their precious skin! It might turn into a scar. And we don't want them to have to get plastic surgery someday. Plus, we don't want them to have to deal with the emotional trauma and social stigma that comes with wearing a band-aid during school."

I want to punch something.

How's that for being conscientious about injury?

Two words: Home School. They've always said it takes a village to raise a child. They never seem to mention that it's a village of idiots. So, do what you can. Take your kids out of school and teach them about hard work, discipline, and for Pete's sake! Let them get hurt once in a while.

Four more words: Run for school board.  Yes, if we're ever going to take this country back we need to start winning at the most local level. It doesn't start with the Presidency, Congress, the Senate, Supreme Court, or even the Governor of your state. No, the culture war is being waged in every classroom across this once great country. Run for school board, police board, or dog catcher, because if you don't run, who will?

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