It has come to this, America.
In the politically correct world we are now forced to live in, courtesy of the progressive left, a second-grade student at Mary Blair Elementary School in Loveland, Colo., has been suspended for throwing an “imaginary grenade.”
As we look more and more to government to guarantee not only equal opportunity but equal outcome, to remove all risks in society and ensure no one is ever offended or made to feel “uncomfortable,” we are now faced with the “thought police” regulating our imagination.
“The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play,” KDVR-TV reported.
What is the key rule? No real or play fighting.
The school defended the suspension by telling KDVR that the ban on imaginary fighting is detailed on its website on the “Parents Resources” page. However, attempts to access the website result in the message: “Site Not Published.” Nothing to see here, folks, just move along.
The New York Daily News shared some details of the school’s policy:
The school enforces a list of “ABSOLUTES,” an agenda of rules that cannot be broken, designed to “make Mary Blair a safe environment.”
The first two items on the list are: “No Weapons (real or play), illegal drugs (including tobacco) or alcohol” and “No Physical Abuse or Fights — real or ‘play fighting,’” which pertains to Evans’ imaginary grenade.
“I was trying to save people, and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” the student said.
If he struggles to pronounce the word, what are the odds he actually understands what it means?
Nonetheless, despite little boys fighting imaginary battles in their heads since the dawn of man, the curators of today’s “nanny state” are convinced that all the dangers of the world would melt before our eyes if only we’d think nice thoughts.
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