Do Girls Still have Cooties or What?
Up until the age of about 12 or 13 when the hormones became “industrial strength” and went haywire, I was a convinced believer that girls had cooties. We even made “cootie catchers” by which we could taunt the girls. They thought we are all ridiculous and we couldn’t understand why they didn’t like dodge ball, tadpoles, and frogs. Today, young kids miss out on all that fun and back-and-forth male/female banter because what the politically correct, social do-gooders, and other nosy people are doing to rob them of their childhood.
I’m reading a book now entitled Leave Us Alone. Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives, by Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. The title says it all, and it says it all for me as well. I am beyond tired of the government reaching its long tentacles into my life as a free American and trying to regulate and tax me to death.
I tell us all this because Mark Steyn had an excellent column on public education in the April 18th edition of The Orange County Register (“Attack of the preschool perverts.” Commentary). He chronicled the case of a young boy named Randy Castro, who attends school in Woodbridge, VA. Last November during recess he slapped a classmate on the back side. Now if I had done that as a kid, the playground teacher would have reprimanded me on the spot and that would probably have been the end of it. If it were an egregious swat on the buttocks I would have ended up in the principal’s office and maybe dad and mom would have been notified. Then I really would have been in trouble! Randy wasn’t so fortunate. The teacher on duty took him to the principal—so far, so good—and school officials called the cops!
Do you want to know what tops that piece of lunacy? At the age of 6, Randy Castro has been declared a sex offender! That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard! The report accuses him of sexual harassment and it will remain on his record for the rest of his school days! Unbelievable. Do we as taxpayers actually pay people to be this stupid? With all the problems we have to deal with, a 6-year-old boy swatting a classmate on the backside ranks pretty low to normal people.
Labels: Social Engineering