One wonders what goes through some people’s minds before they make a decision common sense says will blow up in their face.
We certainly have plenty of examples in Hawaii.
You may call it the State Legislature, thank you.
But for this one let’s travel to Washington State, that hotbed of liberal, environmental wacko, Seahawk craziness.
I like Washington State.
I lived in Spokane for a few years back in my youth and survived a winter where it once snowed 80-inches in January alone.
It’s pretty and clean and if you like trees, it’s heaven.
It’s also full of political nut-jobs.
All that is leading to this…
A school district has decided the game of tag can hurt the emotional well-being of the little ones.
So, the Mercer Island School District banned the game during recess.
Good grief – what else can you do during recess?
The kids told their parents.
They started raising hell.
The school district says the reason for stopping tag is to protect the “physical and emotional safety” of the little kiddies.
Are kids today such wimps that they become traumatized while being chased in a game they want to play?
There’s more –
They also mentioned physical safety, saying children need to keep their hands to themselves.
Let me work on this for a second…
A pat on the back in a game of tag might make someone…mildly uncomfortable?
This doesn’t make a lick of sense, especially when you measure it against the other activities the school has.
Football, which is like tag only instead of gently touching someone and saying “you’re it,” students beat the hell out of each other.
Let’s not ignore wrestling where your hands are all over each other.
We’re raising of bunch of pansies by trying to protect children from everything.
When I was a kid I fell down playing – a lot.
I’ve actually fallen down as an adult.
But that’s a different story.
Anyway, my mother put a band-aid on it, gave me a kiss and I ran outside to fall down some more.
In fact, scientists says it’s actually good for children to get a bit banged up.
It exercises the immune system and they will be healthier adults.
Some grownups need to grow up.