A Little Help

March 27, 2007 at 10:17 am | Posted in What the hell? | 3 Comments

Our local newspaper published an article last week as follows:

 Plan Mandates Silent Moment

A plan to make a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day mandatory easily passed the state Senate on Wednesday.  The proposal, sponsored by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, a Maywood Democrat, would require a teacher to observe a short period of silence every day, a practice that now is optional.  Lightford stressed the period of silence is not intended to be a prayer period, saying students can choose to take a moment to pray or simply reflect on the upcoming activities of the day.  The proposal passed the Senate 58-1.  The plan now goes to the state House.

Why?  I just don’t get this.  Our state government is taking up serious time on this kind of bullshit.  Nice to know where my tax dollars are going.  How’s about we focus on EDUCATING our children rather than giving them a moment to not pray.  Whatever…

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  1. Well you know, silence accomplishes SOOOO much in schools. too much talking…blahblahblah….all they do all day is talk. Yea. Kids are so good at silence. Reflection is so healthy. I wonder if the kids whose parents did not feed them dinner the night before will reflect on how lucky they are that god loves them so much to give them such shitty parents, or maybe that time could be used to reflect on how being abused by a family member is building their character..what a crock of shit. We need more action, more talking, more listening and actively reflecting on what kids are thinking and feeling.

    What a great way to earn your salary…pass a law for something that anyone can do anyway.
    fucktards. it is my new favorite word.
    xx

  2. This was such a huge controversy when I was in high school 15 years ago. I was more religious then than I am now and even then I thought the whole debate was a stupid waste of time.
    I am so sick of everyone legislating religion.

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