Before I just start to rant, I want to remind everybody of the "rules" for Sunday Morning Reflections. There aren't any and I almost ALWAYS go off track. Well, this morning is no exception.
I subscribe to a weekly magazine called The Week and I love it. There's a regular feature called, "Only in America". This week's news item was about Atlanta school officials who made a five year old sign a "safety contract" pledging not to harm herself or others after she pointed a crayon at another kid and said, "pew, pew". The child later asked her mother, "What is suicide, Mommy?" and obviously the mother was furious.
Like many of you, I spend a great deal of time these days walking around shaking my head and simply not understanding when or how we got so off track.
A month or so ago I read about a high school kid getting sent home because somebody sneezed and she said, "Bless you!" She was sent to the principal's office for bringing religion into the class room.
The list goes on and on and it's absurd...I guess it's time to simply sound like the old fart I am.
Okay, there it is and I feel better...I love our country and I definitely classify myself as a patriotic American, but I don't understand how so many people got off track.
PS And if you're offended by my post this morning...be thankful I didn't go into my thoughts on capital punishment, but I'll give you a hint...I don't really care if they screwed up somebody's lethal injection. Execution isn't supposed to be a trip to the dentist.
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