You’ve got to love liberals. They are so high and mighty with their principles that their lofty moral perch makes the rest of the world look like medieval jousting exhibitions.
There has been daily outrage over gun ownership and what to do about school shootings. The Left wants to ban guns. Many on the Right believe that an armed citizen is a protected citizen. We put fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems in schools to deal with a potential fire, why not put an armed guard or two in schools to protect children against some gun-wielding nut job.
Instead, what we find liberals wanting to protect children against are STDs — Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
“Coming over the holiday break to about a third of Philadelphia high schools: clear plastic dispensers chock-full of free condoms.
“The dispensers will be placed in the 22 high schools whose students had the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases, and condoms will be available to any student — so long as their parents did not sign a form opting them out of the program.
“It’s a pilot designed to address ‘an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease in adolescents in Philadelphia,’ said Donald F. Schwarz, the deputy mayor for health and opportunity. Since April 2011, the city has given away about four million condoms, and now, STD rates are falling.”
It seems to me that if condoms stop Sexual Transmitted Diseases, then it stands to reason that an armed guard can stop someone trying to harm students. Maybe we’re going about selling the idea of armed guards all wrong. It might make more sense to describe an armed guard as a “Prophylactic Against Violence” — a PAV.
Prophylaxis is a Greek word that means “to guard or prevent beforehand.” That’s exactly what an armed guard would do.
It’s all in the way you talk to liberals. We’ve got to use analogies they can understand. They understand condoms. Let’s use it to our advantage.
So instead of saying that we want to place armed guards in our schools, let’s say we want a PAV.