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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Taking Totalitarian Teachers to Task

A North Carolina high school teacher gave an interesting lesson in bullying when a student dared to question her one-sided attack on presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  The student asked whether Obama hadn’t admitted to bullying a girl in school.

The teacher chided the student for “disrespecting” the President of the United States.  The student retorted that if she was going to “trash” one candidate, then she had to trash all of them.

“You won’t disrespect the President of the U.S.,” the teacher shrieked.
“I’ll say what I want.  It was a question.  Obama, he’s not a god.  All I asked was didn’t Obama bully a girl in high school.”

“As a teacher I’m not supposed to allow you to disrespect the President of the U.S.”  She then tells him that people can go to jail for disrespecting the President.  He reminds her that people who threaten his life are sent to jail.
“All I did was ask a question.”

According to The Blaze, “the teacher will not be facing any disciplinary action.  A local newspaper is reporting that she has been suspended with pay.  The school released the following statement:

 “’The Rowan-Salisbury School System expects all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom. This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students. Due to personnel and student confidentiality, we cannot discuss the matter publicly.’”

The teacher went on to declare that Romney and Obama were not equals, as the student asserted, “as men.” 

“Not in politics,” she said.

By the end of the session, the teacher was at the student’s desk.  She manipulated him into a conversation where he wound up bashing former Pres. G.W. Bush, for which he was really not remonstrated at all.  He isn’t president anymore, after all.  The student learned his lesson:  tow the party line, or else.

A classroom is not a democracy.  Democracy in this classroom was neither practiced nor taught.  Freedom of speech, in general, is limited and not encouraged.  The teacher took full advantage of her power over her students and abused that power beyond its limits, as many teachers before her have done.  This is why Socialism lends itself so well to the classroom environment.  Where else can the domination of Communism be bored into young minds so efficiently and effectively, where the teacher has the power of discipline and the grade over the student?

The discipline of the classroom ought to have been relaxed during the “social studies” period when young students can exercise their freedom of speech.  Instead, it was stifled by hysterical yelling, manipulation, and intimidation.

As for a President being above his peers, when it comes to the next election, he is reduced to his original state; he is only a candidate.  Mitt Romney is running against an incumbent president who has the advantage of being in office for four years, but that’s all.

As for comparing the two instances of bullying, isn’t it interesting that Obama brought up an example of bullying in his own biography just before the news about Mitt Romney’s incident made the headlines?

Obama, of course, was sincerely sorry for pushing the girl down in the schoolyard, after being teased by classmates for having a “girlfriend.”  Whereas, Mitt Romney admits he was such a prankster that he hadn’t even filed the hair-cutting prank in his memory banks.  The other boy’s family says their son was not gay and had never even mentioned the instance, much less felt humiliated by it.

Still, Obama was just a little boy; Romney was a teenager.  However, let’s examine the situations a little closer:  Obama was playing happily with the little girl until he was teased, then pushed her down in an act of cowardice to appease the crowd.   The high school boy with the long hair knew he was defying the customs of the times by wearing his hair long.  He was ahead of time by about three years.  In 1965, though, long hair was still frowned upon, and this kid knew it.

Romney, having leadership genes, would not allow the defiance to pass.  He is reported to have said, “That’s just not right; we have to do something about that” and off he and his pals went, scissors in hand, to do something about that long hair.  The kid was apparently held down, but not injured, and as soon as the offending locks were lopped off, the incident was over.  Evidently, only the hair, and nothing else about this boy, caught Romney’s attention.  The long hair was enough.

To boys of 1965, long hair was not just a sign of effeminacy, but of cowardice as well, an unwillingness to fight.  Long hair, in battle, is a decided detriment which an opponent can grab hold of and use to his advantage.  Obama has now grabbed hold of the boy’s long, bleached hair to use in battle against Romney, while he stands in the glow of full abashment for his “crime” against the little girl in the schoolyard.

Romney still holds a figurative pair of scissors with which he can cut the excessive waste in our government.  That will be a definite advantage in the upcoming battle.  If more students like the one in the North Carolina high school will stand up for the truth, America stands a chance of surviving another four years as a free country.

That will mean battling more empowered, totalitarian teachers.  This student gets an A plus for his Americanism.


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