by: the Common Constitutionalist
We teach children that it is not only okay to be wacky and different, but it is to be celebrated. Don’t try to conform, fit in or assimilate. If it makes you “feel” better to get a neck tattoo at the age of 8, you should do that – or a nose ring – or dress up like a little girl. If it improves your self-esteem or your perceived self worth, then we should be all for it.
For decades now, we’ve packed up our children and sent them off to liberal indoctrination camps posing as public schools.
When someone dares to promote something as sensible as school uniforms, they are practically run out of town on a rail. We can’t have uniforms, it is said. That will stifle the children’s creativity and not allow them to express their individualism.
We allow them to learn that 2 + 2 can equal five, so that we don’t damage children’s fragile psyche. Heather having two daddies is the same as a mommy and daddy, and should never be thought of as different or out of the main stream. Teachers no longer use red ink to correct assignments, assuming there are any assignments, because that’s far too aggressive and may be yet another damaging blow to the child’s self-esteem. We wouldn’t want them to feel bad or inferior to other children.
In sports, every child gets a ribbon or a trophy just for showing up, and we’ve decided to eliminate the practice of honoring top-achieving students as “valedictorian” or “salutatorian,” because it promotes unhealthy competition.