Some Animals are More Equal

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.Well, you know, there’s zero-tolerance, and then there’s “zero tolerance.” It’s amazing to see, in America, the doublespeak that goes on. After all, political correctness is supreme.

Did you read about the case where a fourth-grader was caught with a saber hidden in his clothes at an elementary school?

The principal initially allowed the child to keep the sword but the Plymouth-Canton School District later determined [it] resembled a weapon and was officially banned.

In other words, the fourth-grader had a sword, a weapon, at a government school, and the sword was banned. Nothing happened to the child. Oh, and they almost let him keep the weapon at the school! How can this be possible in today’s schools, where you can be suspended or kicked out of school for having a pocketknife locked in your trunk or when you take your Dad’s lunch and have a knife for cutting an apple open? After all, these principals claim that it’s zero-tolerance, and they HAVE to suspend and expel those students. But the sword was okay?

In case you didn’t read the story, here’s why the sword was fine: The student was a Muslim. The school officials don’t want to offend them, so they get special rules. Currently the community and school are planning on finding a compromise that will allow their children to carry weapons to schools, but not allow any other children to carry weapons. We’ve already lost this country, we just don’t want to admit it.

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9 Responses to “Some Animals are More Equal”

  1. Big Dog says:

    No tolerance means no tolerance and that includes Muslims. But if we compromise my religion requires us to carry loaded handguns to ward off evil spirits (like Muslims with swords).

  2. Adam says:

    You two do know that Sikhs aren’t Muslims, right? In fact they’re treated about as kindly as Christians are in most Islamic regions of the world.

    I would go with the parents and the district that says it shouldn’t be allowed but I also understand why this kid wasn’t suspended from school the way you would a student who brought an actual weapon. The child had essentially a decorative knife with no sharp edges. It’s not a sword, and it not even a weapon. It just resembles one, which is why it was banned eventually.

    I don’t understand why you’d think it was such a big deal to tread lightly on religious matters such at this one. It may seem like special treatment but sometimes it’s for the good of a community to deal with things in this manor. It doesn’t seem wrong to me at all.

    • Big Dog says:

      Yes I know Sikhs ae not Muslims and that does not make my statement incorrect. And it includes Sikhs. No tolerance means no tolerance and that includes a dull ornamental sword. You can bet your ass that if the kid tok a plastic gun to school he would be suspended and it is a TOY.

      • Adam says:

        I was just confused by the knee-jerk attack on Muslims when Sikhs have nothing to do with Islam. Three people here brought up Islam. I was beginning to think somebody had failed to read the source article, including Ogre who authored this post.

        If a plastic gun was part of a religious tradition then I’d expect the school district to react similarly to the knife. It’s not. I see how the comparison can be made but I also see how the comparison is flawed.

  3. Ogre says:

    Of course you don’t Adam, you’re a liberal!

    • Adam says:

      Guilty as charged.

      • Big Dog says:

        Adam pleaded guilty because being liberal is a crime…

        Bleeherama, you know that your comment will never get approved with all that vulgar stuff in it.

        As for your attempt to blame Plain for what happened, get real. A nut case did that but if you want to assign blame, his favorite book is the Communist Manifesto and he is a left wing lunatic. I happen to think it was a nut job but if you want to assign blame for it then pick Obama. He labels people enemies and says that you need to take gun. He incited the violence, if you need someone to blame. As for me, I just think it was a psychotic nut job.

  4. This insane kowtowing to Moslems will be the undoing of the West!