Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Day Mass Moment

Go read the whole story and see how far we have fallen in this country. This should be a non-issue except the nanny state wants us to fear guns and anything to do with them. What they really want is us to fear self defense and personal responsibility and let the nanny state run our lives. . . . Welcome to MA, resistance is futile, you will be assimilated. . .

From the Worcester Telegram and Gazet:

Crystal Geslak said her son, Bradley, was suspended for five days for bringing the shell casing to school. She said a uniformed veteran gave him two of the blank casings on Monday during a Memorial Day celebration at the GAR Park, across from the elementary school.

“Massachusetts General Law gives principals absolute authority in their schools. She (Mrs. Peterson) has no obligation to notify anyone else because it is expected that she has enough authority under the Massachusetts Educational Reform Act to make these decisions,” said School Committee member Christine B. Philput.

I don’t know about you but this is a bit scary to me as a parent. No one, including a principal should have this kind of unchecked authority. Sure, let them do what they need to run the school, especially in an emergency (Which this clearly was not) but the idea that anything they do is beyond review by the school board is a bit much. The Mass schools are far from perfect and to not have them under some kind of oversight by the town is ridiculous. Even the President of the
USA has to answer to Congress for what he does and can be impeached, why should a principal have immunity to oversight?

The other sick part of this is that legally the kid broke the law. In the
republic of MA you need a gun license to have any components of a bullet, including the spent brass case that is now nothing but a brass tube. Someone correct me if I am wrong on this. . .

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