Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Damn Our Public School System

And their failure in Drug Education

By Mark Connolly
Editor, Dallas Bureau

I am outraged. Our public schools are not doing their duty and ensuring the safety of our children. Everyone knows that AIDS is a severe problem, and that the primary method for getting this disease is through intravenous drug use with used/dirty needles. But is this fact being addressed adequately in our schools? No!

We all know that it is not feasible to simply tell our children to avoid drugs. Kids are kids, and they are going to experiment. There is nothing you can do about human nature. God knows we can’t stifle their minds or future creativity by setting arbitrary barriers. Who’s got time to police all this anyway? No, this is a job best handled by our school systems.

Our children should be taught that when they shoot up heroin, be sure to use a clean needle. In fact sterile syringes should be handed out at our schools. Possibly even pharmaceutical grade heroin. It’s the responsible thing to do.

Now, I can sense that some of you more straitlaced people may be raising an eyebrow, wondering if this is such a good idea.

Hey, get with the program! After all, this is the same approach used to such good effect in the prevention of teen pregnancy in our elementary and high schools! Ψ


Buck said...

While not 100% relevant, I am reminded of the words of a wise man named Dave Wyatt, who should be on this GLOB. To wit: “if at 18 everyone was issued a corvette, a loaded pistol and a bottle of whiskey there would be a lot fewer problems in this world”

Anonymous said...

Which reminds me, for some reason, of the quote from P.J. O'Rourke that "giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."