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Imagination Nazis Trying To Eliminate Childhood Play

The age of crackpot zero tolerance nonsense needs to come to an end.

As a child, I played cops and mobsters, cowboys and Indians and army vs army.  If I was a child today I probably would have been locked up on someone’s terrorism watch list as would most of us over the age of 25.

What has led me to this belief?  Because the Imagination Nazis are out in force, goosestepping all over imagination and childhood play.  Banning toy guns apparently isn’t good enough for some “educators” like the South Eastern School District in Pennsylvania.

This school district has the tagline: “Providing Progressive Education to Strengthen the Global Community”.

With a motto like that is it any wonder that the powers that be suspended a 10 year old boy, Johnny Jones, for pantomiming a bow and arrow?

According to the Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization:

Jones was in the front of his fifth grade classroom on Oct. 14, when fellow student playfully rolled a folder into a tube and acted like he fired a shot at Jones. Jones, in turn, pulled out a pretend bow and arrow and acted like he discharged a bow. One classmate saw the exchange and informed a teacher. The teacher took the students into the hallway and the school’s principal contacted Jones’ mother.

First of all, that other classmate should be shunned for being some brown nosing twerp who ratted out their classmates over NOTHING.

If the kids in question were disrupting the class and being a nuisance and were being disciplined for that, that is one thing.  For a playful action between two friends that took no more than a few seconds that the teacher did not even witness, they are suspending the boys and threatening expulsion.

The statement from Rutherford Institute explains that Principal John Horton told Mrs. Jones, that under the new weapons policy her son’s actions could justifiably lead to his expulsion.  Horton characterized Johnny’s actions as “making a threat” to another student using a “replica or representation of a firearm”.

First of all, a bow and arrow isn’t a firearm.  Secondly, IT’S NOT REAL.  Basically the boy is being condemned for using his imagination in play.  How messed up is that?

As I said, who among us hasn’t, in their youth, pointed  finger in play and go “BANG BANG”?

The parents fortunately aren’t taking this laying down and have demanded that the school remove the suspension from Johnny’s permanent record or face legal actions.  Good for them.

Unfortunately this isn’t an isolated incident, but rather just the latest in the insanity of power made Administrators looking to kill childhood fun.

As I reported in October, an Administrator in Virginia Beach gave long term suspensions to children playing with toy guns AT HOME claiming their zero tolerance policy on guns extends to private property: Playing with toy guns AT HOME gets 3 students yearlong suspension from school

Then we have an 8 year old boy from Florida who was suspended in October for using his finger while playing cops and robbers.  The Harmony Community school district decided to rake little Jordan Bennett over the coals too for playing with his friends.  The school district claims it has a ban on invisible guns.  No, seriously.  Just another example of even IMAGINARY gun control failing.

At the beginning of the year a 6 year old was suspended in Maryland’s Montgomery School district for pointing his finger and saying pow.  Once again, knee jerk reactions and zero tolerance nonsense in the wake of Sandy Hook found this SIX YEAR OLD child with a black mark on his permanent record making him seem like he is a violent threat.

Remember, out of school suspensions are recorded and a dozen years down the road when these kids are trying to get  into college they have to explain why their schools viewed them as dangerous potential mass murderers.

At that point you are hoping the University staff will actually believe you were banned for a year because of a imaginary bow and arrow or gun.

All these examples are more evidence that public schools aren’t about educating as much as they are about indoctrinating.  The administrators of these schools have made it their mission to brainwash these kids to corrolate guns with punishment.  By doing so the administrators hope that when these kids grow up they will have the same amount of irrational fear and hoplophobia that they do.

It’s the long con of the educational system.  And one, I hope, more people like the Jones’ stand up and fight against.

It is the only way to stop the spread of Imagination Nazism on the childhood of America.



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  • robertsgunshop

    “It is the only way to stop the spread of Imagination Nazism on the childhood of America.”

    Actually it’s not. One of these days, when things go hot, I bet the libs will be leaving rather dark stains in their BVD’s when they start showing up as decorations on light posts and trees. Starting with some of these so called “educators” would be a good thing. We need to take our schools back from the liberal idiot pisswits we have allowed to take over. If we can’t vote them out, sue them out. This crap makes a good case for home schooling.

    • eddyjames

      Making Christmas ornaments out of liberals could be fun and good for American Self respect.

    • Herb1949

      After the fall of South Vietnam, the communists of North Vietnam killed or sent to “re-education camps” millions of educators.
      Are you saying they were correct in doing so?

  • Pat De ESposito

    Sue the school for infringing upon the students first amendment rights and his right to an education paid through his parents’ taxes. Demand a jury trial. We sane people MUST do all we can to put an end to this Kafkaesque nonsense!

    • OzzWorx

      Suing does nothing unless BIG money is involved. Most lawsuit are of the “don’t do that again kind.” They’ll just do it again unless a BIG money settlement is involved.

      • Richard Holmes

        One person sues and it shows the other people that the liberal Nazis can be made accountable for their infringement and or oppression of freedoms. One small step at a time.

        • OzzWorx

          They get sued all the time but no one has to pay and they do it again and again.

    • Conrad Gabbard

      “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” from Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
      Vladimir Illich Lenin: “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
      Then there’s the wisdom of Macom X: “Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children.,” and
      “The Democrats are playing you for a political chump and if you vote for them, not only are you a chump, you ae a traitor to your race.” (he was killed 2 days later)
      The Detartment of Education has educated our teachers. Figure it out.

  • ICorps

    Welcome to the Brave New World of the Left. That type of despotic thought control by the Left has almost achieved total dominance in America, once known as “the land of the free.”

  • marineh2ominer

    I think ALL these so-called educators need to be tested for SANITY before they are allowed to exposed to children , and NOT by leftist progressive testers . but by REAL shrinks , not those that have come out saying that molested children aren’t traumatized by the experience .

  • Johnny Geetar

    Screw these pinko school systems. Train your children at a young age to handle and respect firearms. Both of my teenage daughters are good shots, and can handle every firearm in the house. Do NOT allow a bunch of gutless commies to dictate firearms attitudes to your children in your stead….. Take control of it early, and train em. Let the lefties scream all they want. Who cares?

  • NotSmall

    AND. … campaign against Any school bond elections

  • Tommyboy

    After TSHTF kill all lawyers,teachers and progressives/ communists, then start over again with a clean slate.

    • Conrad Gabbard

      That’s what Shanker Jack did when he invaded Taiwan, running from the Communists. Taiwan was doing Okay the last time I was there, but the Commies are coming again.

  • smartgranny55

    To take back our nation, we need to start with prayer and continue with prayer. We need another great spiritual awakening. Then, vote the Nazi’s out of office. Impeach odumo now.

  • Seeking_Truth

    Today, too many people want to jump directly to a law suite without
    exhausting the preliminary procedures. There are things that must be
    done first before you sue. The first thing to do, after you determine
    that you have been wronged, is to demand (in writing.) that the offending parties
    make it right. If they do, then fine, you win. If they don’t then you
    have established a controversy that can be taken up by the courts. If
    you don’t establish a controversy, then there is nothing that the courts
    can act on.

    The first thing these parents should do is to ask the school for an official copy of the policy. Sometimes there is no written policy. If there is a written policy, then determine whether there is any authority in law for the policy. Where do they get the authority for this policy? See if they really have the authority, or are they bluffing. (Don’t believe anyone. Find out for yourself.) If there is no authority, then the individual school officials have acted outside of their authority. (Ignorance is no excuse.) In doing so the school officials are privately liable. If the parents sue, they should name the individuals. If they sue the school, then the school will use taxpayer money to defend, and to settle any judgement. Sue the individuals so they have to pay for their own defense, and go through the hassle of a law suite. If the school board decides to defend these people, then go see if they have the legal authority to use taxpayer money to do that. If not, then go after the individual school board members. It’s only when we hold the individuals accountable will we put an end to the foolishness. Follow the trail of authority.
    The parents in this case should do all of this research on their own, and save themselves lawyer fees. Only consult a lawyer after you have decided that you have a case.
    If the policy does come by authority, then where is the due process. Was there a hearing? Is there an appeals process? Who made the determination, by what authority did they judge, and by what procedure? Is there a record of the proceedings? Or; is this an arbitrary and capricious policy, and decision?
    Many schools have a published policy that students will receive all of their Constitutional rights. Find that, and force them to follow it. If they don’t have that policy, then make an issue of it.
    Don’t give up. Get the news media involved. Write letters to the editor of your newspaper. Call the reporters, and editors, with what you find, and your story. Ask some other people to help.

    There is a really good course available to learn how to sue, pro se. Some friends and I split the cost, and started a study group. We found it worth the cost.

  • Conrad Gabbard

    I’m from a long line of Democrats, but the 2008 Hillary/Barraq choice forced me to abandon what has long appeared a growing collaboration of self-righteous morons under the Dim banner. To teach or to lead, one must be smarter than the students or followers. Republicans seemed little better, but I finally found a political home on reading “Libertarianism from A to Z,” by Jeffrey Myron. Seems I’ve always been a lbertarian and didn’t know it. How about you? If you read Myron’s “A to Z” and don’t find yourself within Reagan’s 80% criteria, I’ll buy you a beer – if you’re an American. We NEED a second Party!

  • charliep

    Suing the school is suing the tax payers. Sue the principal by making him or her responsible for his or her action. Not the tax payer. When I was in the military, I on several different occasions reminded an officer that the federal government may not be responsible for your actions, but you are and I made no doubt that if he or her continued to pursue a particular issue that I would employ a civilian Lawyer and sue them personally, and pointed out that there had been several cases where this method had been employed successfully. In each case they backed off. There were a number of times that I was definitely insubordinate and if pursued would have been detrimental for me.

  • Scott Coleman

    When my son grows to the age of going to school, he is getting homeschooled. Considering Daddy quit school at 15 not to rebel against learning, but to rebel against a system that would rather fail the majority of students to protect one teacher. I am 34 years old, got a GED, was 5 years Navy and got out a Navy Corpsman(Not CORPSE man like the president believes) ,which is a Medic; then did another 4 years this time in the Marines, THEN got an Associates in Medical Assisting, THEN went to Gunsmithing school. So you see, screw public schools. You can succeed without them and so can your children!

  • Lowell

    If an imaginary bow and arrow is a firearm, then the 4th amendment guarantees that their right to bear imaginary arms “shall not be infringed”.

  • pearl87

    Public “education” no longer serves any purpose in society except as nanny service. Only, I wouldn’t trust them with my children in that role.

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  • Docs357

    As long as Obama and his administration of evil is in power this will continue. The only way it’s going to stop is to force him out office. Get the evil out of the White House and DC then it stops .

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