‘Twas a very happy day to pull up In-Forum and read:
The Senate voted 36-10 on Thursday to approve the Houseâ€™s version of the bullying legislation.
House Bill 1465 defines bullying and requires school districts to have bullying policies by July 1, 2012.
Of late, I’ve been following the opinion of Senator Larsen, who has been very vocal against such legislation.Â I am a firm believer that everyone has the utmost right to their opinion. Even if it is as stupid as thisÂ . . .
Sen. Oley Larsen, R-Minot, a vocal critic of the legislation, said aggressive bills to try to stop aggressive behavior in schools will be ineffective.
The bill has victims relying on the school to protect them from bullying and will promote a victim mentality that will handicap kids for life, he said.
Students need to know they will be bullied and learn how to handle those situations when they occur, Larsen said.
You know what cripples kids for life Mr Larsen? Growing up believing you’re worthless trash. Growing up scared. Growing up in fear of telling your parents you’re the loser that gets snapped in groin with a wet towel in the lockroom. Growing up thinking you’re somehow inferior and something’s wrong with you.
And that absolutely no one cares.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Be glad that we’re taking a step in the right direction. Try not to think about the fact our society has deteriorated to the level where we have to actually legislate decent behavior.