Teachers Disarmed – Guilty until Proven Innocent
California Democrats Enter Final Push To Disarm Law-Abiding Teachers
California Democrats have now entered their final push to ensure that K-12 teachers will be unarmed if attacked in the classroom or on school grounds.
The push was launched via Democrat Assemblyman Kevin McCarty’s AB424, a bill that mandates that teachers with concealed-carry permits are not allowed to be armed on campus for defense of themselves or their students. Current law bans on-campus carry by teachers and staff except in districts where administrations have granted staff and teachers with concealed-carry permits the ability to carry.
Five districts currently allow teachers and/or staff to carry—Kern High School District, Kingsburg Joint Union High School District, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Anderson Union High School District, and Palo Cedro’s North Cow Creek School District.
Guilty until ‘tweeted’ innocent: Trial by social media
In our upside-down civilization, some crimes are considered so serious that innocence is no longer a valid defense!
Provable guilt has become all but irrelevant!
It is only necessary that a person be “accused” of one of these “designer crimes,” not by a credible witness, under pain of perjury during sworn testimony, but during offhand, unverifiable comments on social media!
Once so accused of “inappropriate contacts,” “sexual misconduct (which includes extemporaneous comments)” that allegedly took place thirty years ago, you’re toast!
Solemn denials, and credible professions of innocence are all in vain, even when no charges were ever filed, no arrests ever made, no investigation, no “case,” no complaints that ever saw the light of day. Even when both accusers and accusations lack credibility.
None of that matters! You’re toast!
What Country is This?
“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official.”
—Herman Schwartz, The Nation
Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, shoot, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.
Stop Daylight Savings Time
Why did daylight saving time (DST) start, and why does it still continue? When asking a random sample of people we heard two answers again and again: “To help the farmers” or “Because of World War I … or was it World War II?”In fact, farmers generally oppose daylight saving time. In Indiana, where part of the state observes DST and part does not, farmers have opposed a move to DST. Farmers, who must wake with the sun no matter what time their clock says, are greatly inconvenienced by having to change their schedule in order to sell their crops to people who observe daylight saving time.
Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.
Of course, World War II is long over. So why do we still observe daylight saving time?