I needed to vent.
GUN FREE ZONES KILL PEOPLE
It let’s the crazies, evil people, and attention whores inflict their problems on us.
Did I just describe Liberal Democrats? My bad.
It was about 18 years ago when my daughter, then 7 or so, was getting a talking to about something. She thought she might also get a pop on the butt so she warned me.
“If you touch me I can tell my teacher and you will go to jail.”
Of course, she learned that in school.
That is a lot of of power for a child to have.
I told my boys they had that choice, and I had the choice when (and if) they came back….
Midway through my first grade year, we moved to a small town where my grandparents were well known retired school teachers. Many of their colleagues were still in the classrooms around town, and I came into regular contact with them. If I got into trouble in school, the details would beat me home. I thought at the time, that it was very unfair and unfortunate that sometimes the spankings would start in school, and continue once I got home. I prayed, more than once, that both of my parents would be at home when I got there, making it less likely that both of them would whip me. I once got five whippings for the same offense (two teachers, the principal, and and both parents).
I can’t say that it was pleasant, but I learned that there were lines that were not to be crossed,, and to think things through before following a crowd going the wrong direction.
I was made very aware that my “comportment” reflected my “raising”. Shame is healthy after committing shameful acts. It makes most people avoid repeating shameful acts.
Those really were the days… I just didn’t know it.
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