It’s not often that a newspaper headline makes me quickly run to my computer and issue a response, but today it happened. It is absolutely astounding to me the level politically correct educators will go to literally level the playing field.
Last semester in Nashua New Hampshire, a school district could have dealt with a host of issues more important then the one I’m about to mention. They could banish immodest clothing, profanity, bullying, the list could go on and on. But today after much contemplation and heart wrenching soul searching, the elementary school principal has outlawed the game of tag. Yes, the same game we all grew up playing both at school recess and on the back lawns of countless homes across America.
You might say, what’s so wrong with tag? According to the school, the reasons given for yanking the popular game includes; children don’t watch where they are going, they tag to hard, and some kids just aren’t fast enough and their self esteems takes a beating. Er..sorry, poor choice of words.
In another show of how PC (politically correct) we’ve become, Michelle Obama’s new fitness stamp from the United States Post Office has been scrapped. It has been pulled because safety advocates said the child doing a cartwheel wasn’t wearing a helmet. Think back on your life with all the cartwheels you’ve ever done as a child, did you wear a plastic Tupperware bowl on your head?
Can bubble wrapping children be far behind?
I have a new initiative. Children in front seats cause accidents. Accidents in back seats cause children. I think it’s time we outlaw cars.