The readings for this week has really stopped and made me think. Though I view myself as my parents viewed themselves as “New Dealers”, I found that I was more middle of the road than I thought that I was. I agree with Corey that I am grateful for my Second Amendment rights. Teachers though do not need to be armed. Most schools have SRO’s or School Resource Officers, that do carry a loaded weapon into a public school. They are there to handle those kind of situations. I really do not agree with Mr. Barton. If a armed teacher was at Sandy Hook, it could have made the situation that much worse, if the perpetrator knew that there was a teacher carrying a weapon. With my military training, I had months of weapons classes and training. I took no particular pleasure carrying a loaded M-16 on my back for 18 months. Barton’s articles to me were very cringe worthy and wonder what his Version of America would really look like.
I have a good question about Mr. Conservative Teacher? He seems to be posting like Caunchy De Vega, with a pseudo-name? Is he afraid that he might lose his job if the Lefties find out his real name? Oh Heaven Forbid! Okay, now class, I did some student teaching in a public High School. When I team taught the 50’s about McCarthyism, we taught the blacklist. But it was with a neutral slant. Please watch YouTube as we all have, when he is stating that there are spies everywhere in the Army, and the Mr. Welch finally called him for what he was. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po5GlFba5Yg). So there Mr. Conservative Teacher, on live television. If you want a Conservative Education then go to BYU, Oral Roberts University or Liberty University. All right enough soapbox.
Jack Hitt’s article really showed my how the other 53 percent really think. To me this showed just how really uneducated politicians are, (and I am sure there is an article about what the liberal politicians have said). I followed what was said during the Presidential Primaries, and Mr. Hitt brought them all out. It is really hard being Blue in a Red state, but I try to deal with it as best as I can and yes, Michelle Bachmann loves New Hampshire.