1. First, citizens should be extremely proud of the 74% of Fauquier County Public School students who remained in their classrooms this week and did not allow themselves to be so crassly manipulated for political purposes by their would-be Marxist-Communist Indoctrinators (read: the local teachers and/or school administrators which organized and condoned this nationwide, Radical Left, thinly-veiled "memorial" protest against Americans' Second Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution). As a County Taxpayer who is forced to pay ever-increasing taxes for these "Agenda 21" and "Goals 2015" Public School Marxist-Communist indoctrinations amidst steadily declining FCPS enrollment in recent years (read: more and more County parents opting for Homeschooling and Private Schools), I find this week's nationwide "Walkout" events to be outrageous and despicable beyond all words for their true, non-spontaneously organized, underlying purpose. And our County Board of Supervisors want to TAX US MORE for these kinds of public school outrages at tonight's Board Meeting? How about holding teachers and administrators (and our local elected School Board Members) accountable for their individual performance and most importantly, holding them accountable for the measured individual performance of their student charges in traditional English reading comprehension; English composition, mathematics and American History fundamentals (placed before World History), just to name a few basic categories of traditional learning and classical studies? Having reviewed and commented to the County Board of Supervisors on the "Goals 2015" program of our local public schools implemented a few years ago, I was disgusted by the disproportionate level of "Multiculturalism" and "Diversity Awareness" curriculum items in the plan- with no such similar emphasis on our Fauquier, Virginia and American history. It was stated at the time these "Goals 2015" curriculum experiences would enable Fauquier County Public School students to more fully appreciate other world cultures. Just how are young adult, 18-year-old graduates of FCPS expected to appreciate other cultures when they have not been taught to appreciate our Bill of Rights, our Declaration of Independence, and our Fauquier, Virginia and American heritage and history with a similar emphasis? If our graduating public school students can't recall their Natural Law rights, or who George Washington was, or all that Thomas Jefferson contributed which changed our world (much less understand the real causes of the War Between the States, etc.), then how are they ever going to know and learn to appreciate our founders' concepts of American freedom and liberty, and our cultural, spiritual and political inheritance enough to make an educated, rational comparison of our American system with other world cultures? Sadly of course, but not surprisingly, I received zero response to my review comments from our elected officials and School Board members at the time.
2. Second, it is my hope the other well-meaning 26% of FCPS students who marched out of their classrooms on our Taxpayer-funded time, might gain more useful wisdom this week from their Twitter world in the form of a wise young woman entertainer, Chrystal Neria, better known by her stage name, Kaya Jones, who shared some pretty frank thoughts about the gun control debate with her followers on Twitter during the pre-planned National School Walkout protests:
She concluded her Twitter comments by noting famed mass murderers Jim Jones and Adolf Hitler.
"Jim Jones used fear and words to influence 900 people to kill themselves drinking Kool-Aid; Adolf Hitler used words to influence millions to create genocide. How powerful the mind is. But hey the wars on guns."
3. Finally, I hope those FCPS students who participated in the "memorial" protests- which were organized by the Radical Left to actually target their own Second Amendment Rights as American citizens- learn the important historical lessons recalled from the first mass shooting in America back in 1966. The article linked, and associated "Comments" section from across America, are key to understanding our modern-era wave of violence as it particularly relates to the public schools more than half a century later:
Young Fauquier students, please look at history. Yes, it is a sad fact of life that individual people kill other people but it pales on an astronomical scale in comparison to what ARMED governments do in a systematic application of unlimited power against their unarmed population. History is the ONLY indication of how governments will act. Let us all learn from it factually and truthfully.
Our American founders were, for the most part, very wise indeed. Resist all efforts to disarm the general population.