State Legislators Compelled To Outlaw Tormenting Children For Chewing Food Into Vague Gun-Shapes

Let me begin this post with a personal anecdote. True story: I was once arrested for participating in an abortion protest. It was a standard banana-republic arrest and charges were dropped because there was no basis for arresting us. But I got to spend a night in jail—a rather light version where all us pro-lifers got to sack out together.

The room was quite familiar to me—the paint, the décor, the cinderblock wall underneath. It was the same as every American schoolroom I had ever been inside.

Moving on to what might seem like a different subject:

What a great nation we have become where lawmakers feel compelled to rein in professional child-intimidators. Via Fox News:

Schoolchildren in Oklahoma could not be punished for chewing their breakfast pastries into the shape of a gun under a bill introduced this week by a Republican legislator.

Rep. Sally Kern said Wednesday her measure dubbed the Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act was in response to school districts having policies that are too strict or inflexible.

Kern cited a recent Maryland case that gained national media attention where a boy was suspended after his teacher accused him of chewing his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun.

“Real intent, real threats and real weapons should always be dealt with immediately. We need to stop criminalizing children’s imagination and childhood play,” Kern, Republican from Oklahoma City told News9.com.

The bill also bans punishing children if they draw pictures of guns, or if they were tee-shirts supporting the Second Amendment. If you think the bill is not necessary, all you have to do is read a little bit further in the Fox story to find out who opposes the bill.

Linda Hampton, president of the Oklahoma Education Association responded: “The Proposed legislation removes local control from parents.”

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Hampton said nothing of the kind. She said the opposite:

“The proposed legislation removes local control from teachers, counselors, administrators and local school boards. Educators are degreed professionals, trained and experienced in dealing with children,” Linda Hampton, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, told the station. 

To give the Devil her due, Hampton is on firm ground in noticing how unwieldy it is to have a single legislature make decisions about good order for all schools for all time in Oklahoma. It is micromanagement on steroids.

But her defense of the autonomy of “degreed professionals” would make parents in a free society (maybe there is one somewhere on the planet but I’ve never heard of it) start boiling the tar and plucking the chickens to get ready. Hampton is telling us all that the Oklahoma countryside, in every urban neighborhood to every rural county, is colonized by an army of behavior-controllers who see themselves as the authority on “dealing with children.” We are an occupied country.

Why have Americans been so compliant with the growing police state? Wake up and smell the mind control people! We accept it because we were trained in one from K-12!

And of course Obama wants to start earlier.







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Mark Horne was born in Melbourne, Florida, but has also lived in Liberia, West Africa, and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands before graduating from high school. He is an experienced editor and freelance writer, working with Gary DeMar, George Grant, Chuck Colson, and many others. He earned a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and has pastored in Washington State, Oklahoma, and St. Louis, Missouri. Mark is a prolific writer and the author of a layperson's commentary on the Gospel of Mark, a tract on baptism, and a biography of J.R. R. Tolkien. He currently resides in the St. Louis area.

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  • patriotusa2

    It should be obvious to everyone that still have their senses intact, that we are being governed by people who are severely mentally deficient, with no humor on my part intended. Their minds operate on a different level which enable them to come up with some of these ludicrous policies involving children and simple “game playing,” amongst kids. It certainly is no joke being held captive to liberal stupidity which encompasses almost the entire country. That old axiom about the “lunatics being in charge of the asylum,” is not only an in-your-face reality, it’s also a new structure of control that’s ever present in this day and age.

  • Rocknrobyn

    Does this mean that everyone living in the state of Florida (including an awful lot of senior citizens) are in danger of being arrested because they live in a state in the shape of a gun? That makes just as much sense!

    • cyoder

      No, it’s in the shape of a penis, which makes it pornographic, so it’s okay.

    • Elmer Goetz

      I live in Oklahoma and our state looks like a Mac 10. ATF doesn’t know what to do. Lmao.

  • Ed Shick

    Boy I am sure glad I was a Child in the Thirties ,, When you Wished for a Red Ryder BB gun and Usually got one ,, and Roy Rogers Cap Guns made in Kenton Ohio ,, and they worked ,, now we get Junk from China,, and BS from teachers that do not know that we have a Flag!

    • Parker Orfield

      OMG, If a kid was seen playing with a cap gun or BB gun they would get prison time now. The communist are in power at this time. They had two kids in Norfolk, Va. that were playing with toy guns 200 feet from a school bus stop (In their own yard) got suspended from school.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    We need more legislators with Sally’s common sense, and fewer bureaucrats who think like Linda.

  • drofelkcahs

    What’s the world coming to when we have to pass laws to enforce common sense? How are people without an ounce of common sense able to become “degreed professionals”, and who thinks these people need to come into contact with children? If this is what is responsible for educating children the system has already failed.

    • Larry

      Just look who are teaching the new teachers, the hippies from my generation. But I am not one of them!

  • Lloyd 2 Chronicles 7:14

    There is no common sense. The liberals need a check up from the neck up and that may not help because they don’t have anything between their ears. Without a brain you can’t think.