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What lessons are we passing down?

What lessons are we passing down?

Why aren't we protecting the children?

 

Why are we so surprised at the actions of the young man shooting others at a school, when this is only the result of years of training by all of us? Yes, he went a little further than today’s standards, but he’s not too far advanced.  

Today’s young person sees adults and politicians belittling each other for their views. He is shown how to make everything fit our views. We tell him he’s not responsible for his actions. We are, since he could buy the gun. Laws are not meant to be adhered to. Come on in and stay, even though there’s a law saying enter by our rules. 

We are so worried you might be to taught a moral compass, we remove God for all teaching. In fact we go so far as to belittle you if you believe in God and his commandments.  We sell you video games, movies and TV shows, all showing as much violence as you can muster, in the name of free speech. 

We have our leaders spew hatred for our elected president because they don’t agree with the people who elected him. Now the big plus, we teach that there’s no requirement to act properly in school. When you act out, the teacher and administration of the school is wrong, not little Johnny or Mary.

I worked for Broward County schools, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and I have seen the results of the all the wonderful advances we have made over the years with lack of discipline, lack of support for teachers, and how far we have come in removing any values that kids need. We should be proud of how far we have come.

Jon Eickhoff  

Amsterdam

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