Life happens and then we have to deal with it.  Often times it’s messy but sometimes it’s breathtaking.

However, when tragedy comes, and it will, we need to begin to re-evaluate our response.  For me, the tragedy is a time to reflect on the love we have for one another, how delicate our lives are in the balance.  Have we done good?

Can we do more?

But what we cannot do is legislate away the boogieman.

No matter how badly I want to, I can’t make it against the law for the brain tumor to take my dad.

And you can’t legislate fun:

LOVELAND, Colo. — A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing.

The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play.

“I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” says Alex Evans, who doesn’t understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it.

“It’s called ‘rescue the world,’” he says.

He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a box with pretend evil forces inside.

“I pretended the box, there’s something shaking in it, and I go ‘pshhh.’”

The boy didn’t throw anything real or make any threats against anyone. He explains he was pretending to be the hero. “So nothing can get out and destroy the world.”

But his imaginary play broke the school’s real rules. The school lists “absolutes” designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary.

That is insane.  We’ve gone too far.

Don’t like people shooting people with guns?  Make shooting people with guns illegal.  Then, make the penalty as harsh as required to drive down the incidence of people shooting people with guns.

But let the boys play “Rescue the world.”

One response to “Decay

  1. The Left rules this Country . For now all we can do is resist and wait . America is taking much longer to wake up from it’s insanity than normal . We must not give up . I believe that we must be ready when opportunity comes our way .

    The hard core just keep excusing the failures of the Leadership . We have a scapegoat culture . Guns are only one of the scapegoats . I am amazed at how well George Bush is holding up as a scapegoat . Then there are the House GOP and Tea Party Scapegoats . Poor President Obama, if only the Republicans in Congress had not blocked him, all would be well .

    I think that attacks on guns are the same as the attacks on private wealth . People with guns or money are more independent from authority than those with out . They are able to resist in thought and deed . They are able to provide for themselves and their families better . That will not be tolerated much longer . Not in Bloomberg’s city or President Obama’s America .

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