Saw this over at The Market Ticker and had to share it …
So a good military buddy of mine had an opportunity to get away from the Pentagon bureaucracy for a long weekend and brought his 6 year old son along to expose him to his first Pennsylvania hunting experience. It was an absolutely perfect weekend with junior learning all the trials and tribulations of a post opening day Pennsylvania white tail hunt as well as several teaching lessons involving gun handling (his Cabela’s plastic deer rifle with ejecting cartridges).
Recently spoke with my buddy to see what lasting impressions were left with junior and will we have another hunter in our future. This is when I was informed of juniors incursion with a liberal. It appears math, hunting and liberal teachers don’t mix. Junior’s first grade teacher had an assignment to use real world items to accomplish math such as if you have a pizza and cut it into four slices and give one away, what fraction of the pizza have you given away.
Since he’d recently been on a hunting trip and had four bullets in his toy gun he decided to submit the following…..”I had a magazine of four bullets, shot one and now have three. That means I used one quarter of my ammunition” Well the teacher did not feel this was appropriate and was offended. She sent this issue up the chain of command to her principle who then sent a letter to his parents explaining things like guns cannot be discussed in school.
Really, I can understand the sensitivity of this issue with the recent school shootings that have occurred in the past but the problem isn’t about talking about it, it’s about not talking about it and banning everything from children that may look harmful.
I can’t wait until next year, hopefully my buddy and his son will be back for another hunt that ends with a successful harvest. Hopefully juniors second grade teacher will ask some biology questions. He’ll be ready with a step by step process explaining field dressing and the following statement “Mam, you do realize meat with all it’s essential nutrients doesn’t wrap itself in plastic and jump into the local supermarket cooler” Yup, will probably be looking at private school after that!!
I’m always looking for a glimmer of hope we are not losing our country but once again, I’m not so hopeful. I remember a time when school was shut down for opening day and then the following conversations with the teachers was how everyone’s hunt went.
Please do me a favor and pass this on. Take your sons and daughters hunting so they’ll have a story to offend a liberal!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.