Recently proposed legislation in South Carolina would require schools to spend three weeks teaching about why the 2nd Amendment was included in the U.S. Constitution.
Three weeks on the 2nd Amendment seems like a bit much, though a three week section on the entirety of the Constitution would be a good idea. That, however, is not what prompted me to write this. Rather, it’s to comment on the underlying reason for this proposed legislation.
See this article:
It describes a circumstance which can only be characterized as bizarre in the extreme. For one of his assignments, a 16-year-old high school student wrote a fictional “Facebook-type status report telling something interesting about himself” which read:
“I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur. I bought the gun to take care of the business.”
For this, he was taken in by cops for questioning, while they also searched his locker and backpack for guns. None were found.
Police said that the student was “difficult” during questioning, so they arrested him and charged him with disturbing the school. He was also suspended for a week.
His mother said that she “understands the gravity of the situation”, but appears to have been referring to what her son wrote. The real gravity of the situation is that the school and police authorities so flagrantly over-reacted — if I was this kid’s parent, I’d be publicizing this everywhere I could, suing both the school and the police, and doing everything possible to have the school officials fired.
This is just one more example of why zero tolerance = zero intelligence.