The Oklahoma legislature is considering a bill which, if enacted into law, is supposed to combat school bullying ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3368179/Oklahoma-proposes-law-end-bullying-schools-FINING-students-parents-50-instead-suspended.html ) by giving classroom teachers the authority to fine bullies and their parents.
The way they will get rid of bullying is with more bullying.
No one in Oklahoma has bothered to define “bullying,” which they now propose to make punishable. (“Community service,” by the way, a nice name for forced labor, is one of the punishments that could be handed out. Another punishment is “counseling.” Notice how things that once had positive connotations are now punishments.) Perhaps some questions are in order.
Is it bullying when one atheist can demand that the whole community cancel its Christmas festivities?
Is it bullying when the schmendrick from the ACLU shows up at the school board meeting and vows they’ll “bankrupt this town” if anything but Evolution is taught in science classes?
Is it bullying when Christian children are forced to read homosexual fairy tales and create Kwanzaaaa cards in art class?
Is it bullying when all the children are told they’d better believe in Man-Made Global Warming, or else?
Is it bullying when white students are ordered to “check your white privilege” and “defer to minority students”?
Oh, I see! It’s only “bullying” when some non-progressive does it! For libs and their Cherished Minorities, it’s open season on everybody else.
And so once again Big Government and Big Education compete to see which of them can be the first to change, by coercion, some fundamental aspect of human nature.
Bullying isn’t bullying when they bully you for your own good.