Approximately 21% of our American population believe that they are smarter than you. It’s true! These Soooper Geniuses call themselves “Progressives”, because the term “Liberal” has a bad connotation…and, rightfully so.
Liberals believe that, since they are “the smartest people in the room”, they know what’s best, not only for us, but for our children, as well…even if it turns them into a bunch of sniveling wimps.
The CBS New York Affiliate posted this report about a Middle School on Long Island…
…officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.
Tossing a football during recess has long seemed to be a rite of passage for kids in the school community.
“I think we need the soccer balls, the footballs and everything, so we can have some fun,” one student said.
But the students will have no such option anymore. They were just informed that during recess, football is out and Nerf ball is in. Hard soccer balls have been banned, along with baseballs and lacrosse balls, rough games of tag, or cartwheels unless supervised by a coach.
Students were not thrilled about the news.
“Cartwheels and tag — I think it’s ridiculous they are banning that,” one said.
“You go for recess — that’s your free time to go let loose and recharge,” another said.
“That’s all we want to do,” a third student said. “We’re in school all day sitting behind the desk learning.”
But Port Washington schools Supt. Kathleen Maloney said the change in policy is warranted due to a rash of playground injuries.
“Some of these injuries can unintentionally become very serious, so we want to make sure our children have fun, but are also protected,” Maloney said.
Without helmets and pads, children are much more susceptible to getting hurt, experts said.
Long Island Jewish Medical Center emergency room director Dr. Salvatore Pardo said he has been seeing “head injuries, bumps, scrapes; worried about concussions.”
But some parents said it is really about liability and lawsuits.
“Children’s safety is paramount, but at the same time, you have to let them live life,” said Port Washington parent Ellen Cohen.
Several districts from outside Long Island are already contacting Nassau County educators. Soon, additional schools may be jumping on the banning balls bandwagon.
The Port Washington district said the softer foam balls put students in the best situation to cut down the chance of getting injured.
It is this same kind of “we know what’s best for you” attitude that is behind the selective shutdowns of National Parks, Monuments. roadways, and even the ocean, by President Barack Hussein Obama, in a futile attempt to prove that less government is somehow painful.
As part of Obama’s selective enforcement of the Government Shutdown, it was announced yesterday that a Pro-Illegal Immigrant (Pro-Amnesty) Rally is scheduled to take place today on the National Mall, which is evidently not closed if Obama does not want it to be, Government Shutdown or not.
Organizers for the “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform” were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday.
A few scattered barriers around the park have signs informing visitors that the area is closed as a result of the government shutdown.
Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to take place under the group’s rights granted by the First Amendment.
About 30 members of Congress are expected to attend the rally, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
The event is hosted by several immigration activist groups, together with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO.
Okay, boys and girls…try to wrap your minds around this: The President of the United States will not allow American Veterans to visit the Memorials paid for with the blood of American Heroes, but, he will allow people who are in our sovereign nation illegally, to protest against our system of laws on our National Mall.
Welcome to Venezuela.
The brilliant Conservative Economist, Dr. Thomas Sowell wrote,
…Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the world envisioned by today’s liberals is that it is a world where other people just passively accept whatever “change” liberals impose. In the world of Liberal Land, you can just take for granted all the benefits of the existing society, and then simply tack on your new, wonderful ideas that will make things better.
The problem is the fact that Liberal Ideas always cost taxpayer money…and they never make things better for the average American.
As President Ronald Reagan so famously said,
It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.
Which explains their gross overestimation of their own intelligence.
Until He Comes,