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Old 05-21-2018, 08:22 PM
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Obama's Secretary of Education wants parents to use their kids' education for protests.

Seriously? Pull your kids outta school until lib gun laws are passed? This is the dude Obama made Secretary of Education?

Good God.

A child's education should NEVER be used for political protests.

Obama education secretary calls for parents to pull kids out of school until gun laws change

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who served in the Obama administration, asked parents to pull their children out of school in protest until gun laws are changed, according to the Washington Post.

Duncan’s tweet came Friday afternoon, hours after 10 people were shot and killed by a student at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

“What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe?” Duncan wrote on Twitter. “My family is all in if we can do this at scale. Parents, will you please join us?”

What’s the story?

Duncan was responding to a tweet by another former Obama Education Department employee, former Assistant Secretary of Education Peter Cunningham.

“Maybe it’s time for America’s 50 million school parents to simply pull their kids out of school until we have better gun laws,” Cunningham tweeted Friday morning in response to the breaking news report of an active shooter at the high school.

‘Wildly impractical’

Duncan went on to clarify his remarks some over the weekend, acknowledging how unlikely it is that an effort to pull millions of children out of school would succeed.

“It’s wildly impractical and difficult,” Duncan said. “But I think it’s wildly impractical and difficult that kids are shot when they are sent to school.”

“I’m open to other ideas, I’m open to different ideas, but I’m not open to doing nothing,” he continued. “We will see whether this gains traction, or something does, but we have to think radically.”

Some in the education community expressed support for the boycott, but it’s not clear what, if any, action supporters will take, or how much support for the boycott is needed before anyone actually does it.

Duncan said his goal is to stir the pot enough, even if it takes a radical idea, to get politicians to act on stricter gun control laws.

“This is not rocket science,” Duncan said, according to the Post. “This is not a difficult intellectual issue. What we have lacked is political courage, and we need to create the tension that allows us to break through on this issue.”

The proposal of a full boycott of schools is an attempted escalation of the walkout protests that followed the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February, during which students left school for brief periods of time during the day to protest for gun control.

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I have an idea!

Arm the damned adults, administrators, teachers, janitors, et cetera, and let's see what SOB next shows up to do some shooting.
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There'd be less indoctrination into social justice and political correctness, less teaching kindergartners about sex, less cries of racism and white privilege, and less Ritalin handed out...

Sounds like a win...
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There'd be less indoctrination into social justice and political correctness, less teaching kindergartners about sex, less cries of racism and white privilege, and less Ritalin handed out...

Sounds like a win...
It would also, in most states, be illegal. And could get the children removed from their homes by social services agencies for abuse and/or neglect.
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Duncan said his goal is to stir the pot enough, even if it takes a radical idea, to get politicians to act on stricter gun control laws.

“This is not rocket science,” Duncan said, according to the Post. “This is not a difficult intellectual issue. What we have lacked is political courage, and we need to create the tension that allows us to break through on this issue.”
It's a good thing this idiot isn't in charge of anything now. He is just like the other brain dead anti-gun crowd, proposing solutions that would have had absolutely no effect on any of the school shootings that have happened. He doesn't even have the courage to expand upon his version of "stricter gun control".
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I have an idea!

Arm the damned adults, administrators, teachers, janitors, et cetera, and let's see what SOB next shows up to do some shooting.
And they don't actually have to arm them all.

Just take down the 'gun free zone' sign, put up a sign that reads: Administrators, Educators and Maintenance personnel on this property may be armed


Let those who wish to, and are eligible to, carry if they so desire.
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And they don't actually have to arm them all.

Just take down the 'gun free zone' sign, put up a sign that reads: Administrators, Educators and Maintenance personnel on this property may be armed


Let those who wish to, and are eligible to, carry if they so desire.
I'll go along with that. I can bet a million to one that the liberal side will vote for miniature baseball bats instead.
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