Debate in my daughter's English classSubmitted by GiveMeLiberty on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 20:10
I am very proud of my 15 year old daughter.
One day last week in English (grade 10), the class had a debate about whether or not the students of the class would trade their freedoms for security.
The class was divided into 3 groups: (a) those who would not trade freedoms for security (b) those who would trade some freedoms for security (c) those who would trade all freedoms for security.
Not surprising, my daughter was the ONLY student that stood in group (a)...out of 28 students. The other 2 groups were about equally divided.
They debated gun rights, other Constitutional rights, and increased surveillance with drones and cameras. My daughter stood her ground...said things like if you take away the guns from law abiding citizens then only the criminals will have guns. Drones shouldn't be used to spy on Americans. She said how people fought for this country to be free and now we are willing to give up those freedoms today. There were many other details discussed.
At the end, she said not only did her teacher commend her, but many of her peers did as well. She said many were shocked at how much she knew (the gov't schools have done a good job of dumbing down our kids). Whether she changed some minds is yet to be seen.
What scares me about this incident is that if this is an indication of Americans response to the police state, along with last week in Boston, Americans will be fast to rollover and surrender. My friends, I think there will be little resistance to the coming tyranny, at least here in NY. They will take the guns with ease.
She attends a public school on Long Island.