This will make you think....
Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.
1957-Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to
his car and gets his to show Jack.
2006-School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and
never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for
traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1957-Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up
best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.
2006-Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge
them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957-Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal.
Sits still in class.
2006-Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets
extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives
him a whipping.
1957-Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college,
and becomes a successful businessman.
2006-Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster
care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist that
she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's
mom has affair with psychologist.
Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some headache medicine to
1957-Mark shares headache medicine with Principal out on the smoking
2006-Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car
searched for drugs and weapons.
Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.
1957-5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a
special school for expectant mothers.
2006-Middle School Counselor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies the
ACLU. Mary is driven to the next state over and gets an abortion without
her parent's consent or knowledge. Mary given condoms and told to be
more careful next time.
Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1957-Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2006-Pedro's cause is taken up by state democratic party. Newspaper
articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a
requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit
against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned
from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing
lawns for a living because he can't speak English.
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of July,
puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
2006-BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic
terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home,
computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is
never allowed to fly again.
Thanks Bob H.
Sad isn’t it…