Ruined My Life

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Asshole of the Week

This week the award goes to the Pequannock Township school board. Why? Are they not teaching math and science up to standards? Nah... Did they cut gym class and now all the kids are obese? Nope... They've just moved us one step closer to being a police state. They are randomly testing ALL students at the high school to see if they've been drinking. What a bunch of horseshit!

Let's Just Rip Up the Constitution

If I had a kid in that school, I would forbid him to submit to the test. The school district has no right to pry into the lives of its students in such a fashion.

We've become so paranoid in this country that everything that might harm us or our children needs to become illegal. Being free isn't always safe. Kids might drink, their freedom and privacy is more important than catching them. My wife worries that in 25 years global warming will be a big deal, I worry more that we won't have any rights.

I squarely place blame for this on the shoulders of the baby boomers. They sold out their ideals, they want to shrink wrap everything and make the world a bland place where no one is ever hurt or upset. They are turning their kids into evil little consumerist facists. News like this scares the hell out of me.

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  • Also, it is not the responsibility of the school to enforce the law if broken by students off school grounds. I don't think this would hold up in court.

    Global warming and erosion of privacy rights can be related, but I don't have time to get into that now. See David Brin's Earth, though, for a good example.

    By Anonymous your wife, at 10:55 AM  

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