Monday, October 10, 2011


This is the new Hot-Button Issue. It is a shocking outrage. Kids at schools are bullying each other!!!

Come on. This isn't anything new. Kids have been bullies and bullied since the beginning of human society. All social animals engage in some type of bullying.

So why has it become an issue?

Society is weak. That is why. Kids are coddeled to death by their "super supportive" parents. Kids think that the world should be handed to them and everything should come easy with minimal effort. They are raised being told that everyone should be nice to them all the time.
Well we don't live in a world of rainbows and butterflies. The world is full of dissapointment and even tragedy. The bullying dynamic in school is just the begining. Bullying doesn't go away in the adult world, it is just more subtle and refined. But it is still bullying.
Parents need to stop forcing their kids to play the victim game. Kids need to learn that life isn't always going to be fair, that there are some who will never play by the rules. My dad told me to always stand up for myself, even if that meant getting suspended from school. He would rather have me fight for myself and for what is right than roll over and let people walk all over me. People don't teach their kids these things anymore. Kids are soft. They can't handle a little adversity. What kind of adults will these kids grow in to?

We often say as a society that children are our future. Do we really want to set them up for failure and continue to encourage their weakness?

I'm sure my views on this aren't the most popular, so tell me what you think

YOU don't deserve 1st amendment protections

A director of the American family Association feels as though he and those of his faith have the right to decide who deserves protections under the 1st amendment of the Constitution. Apparently, the founding fathers, when writing that congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion, meant that all citizens have to have the same views on religion.

I am scratching my head too. This very idea that people who practice a different religion shouldn't have the freedom of religion goes against everything that the Constitution of the United States stands for. It is one of the main principles that makes this country so amazing. It is one of the reasons why everyone wants to come to America.

If this viewpoint were actually made into law, America would no longer be a democracy. It would turn into  a theocracy, like Saudi Arabia and Iran. The only difference is that it would be a Christian theocracy instead of a Muslim one. It would be just as bad. History shows us this. Any group that retains too much power will enforce laws as they see fit. Maybe the Christian majority in this country wouldn't mind it so much, but when one fundemental right gets taken away, the rest will soon follow. At that point it will be too late.

Fortunately for this man, the 1st Amendment also guarentees freedom of speech. This man has every right to express his views, however radical they may be. Another thing that makes America so great is that we have a system of checks and balances which (in theory) prevents radical viewpoints like these from becoming law.

I love America.