Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
First students are minors so much of the 'rights' issues don't apply.
Second schools are held responsible for the student's safety
Third there are truancy laws
Fourth schools ARE prisons if you are dead set on seeing them that way. (I'd say the fences are as much for keeping bad elements out as trapping students in)
Fifth lose a student or leave one on a bus and see the stink raised
sixth many 'conservatives' want to see more discipline in our schools, they rant and rail there is so little at home, give them a mop and chip I say...
seventh most 'conservatives' want to see more accountability and are looking for ways to cut school funding, monitoring actual numbers of MINORS in the school system seems something they would love!
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Sigh. This thread and another recent one remind me how much I miss the old liberals.
I am not that old, but I can recall a time where many Americans who identified as left wing were opposed to oppressive government action at schools, when traveling, etc. While one could find a lot wrong with their economic and foreign policy thinking, their other views were decent. Today's liberals seem to have no problem with government, only corporations.
Of course, other concepts once considered fundamental to left wing politics in America seem to have magically disappeared as well. Opposition to war and support for free speech have gone out the window. Now it is all a partisan game.
Last edited by RepublicanMcDuc; 11-24-12 at 08:58 PM.
Guards and teachers. Funny how timeless solutions that work still work.Second schools are held responsible for the student's safety
The existence of the law warrants itself then?Third there are truancy laws
While I don't see this as having eschatological religious implications per se, nontheless I oppose this RFID tracking business... it is just too intrusive, even for High School.
If I were prone to conspiracy theory, I might say something like "get 'em used to it in school for a generation or two, then they won't kick up as much fuss when you make it mandatory for adults too."
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn