Obligatory bullying video: Democrat in Washington wants to act
Did this YouTube video that went viral yesterday morning result in Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) suggesting the federal government has to pass a law making bullying a federal offense?
Here’s the video from a bullying incident – and the response by the bully – in Australia.
With a hat tip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air who points to a Daily Caller report.
Rep. Jackie Speier, California Democrat, will introduce a bill that would require schools to report incidents of bullying against children diagnosed with conditions like Down syndrome and Aspergers to the federal government. It would also mandate that any federal dollars that promote anti-bullying programs focus partially on that group.
Smaller kids need not apply.
Speier’s initiative is part of a larger, national campaign to get the federal government, local officials and school districts to discourage incidents of name calling and taunting on school campuses and online.
President Obama even launched an anti-bullying initiative from the White House last year.
“We’ve got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage,” Obama said in October.
Dispel the myth and the problem is solved.
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That little snot got exactly what he deserved. I would have kicked him in the kidneys just to make sure he didn't get up after the body slam! If you are being bullied, you need to go right for the jugular and pound them into dirt. Otherwise, it will only escalate.
For the mother of the little snot to come out and whine about her idiot son's actions going viral on the web: stop being an enabler. She is a bigger punk than her son, and now you know why the kid turned out to be the little snot that he is. The big kid did EXACTLY what needed to be done. He showed restraint, but the little punk, no doubt thinking his punk friends would back him up (bullies have to outnumber their victims; remember "A Christmas Story" or "My Bodyguard?), but they were too busy thinking that the big kid would be a pushover. Too bad for the little snot! LOL!
The truth is always on the side of the democrats! They pack town halls with union thugs, you can read their threads on internet about how they outnumbered "teabaggers" and kept them in their place, they want card check… And they're against bullying too! I'd dealt as a contractor for years with state ballbusters here in CT; and thanks to ctsunlight, I've discovered that most of them are now making more in retirement than I was making while doing their dirty work!
Typical liberal – either pass another useless law ( How many gun laws are on the books?) or throw more money at a problem ( the feel good approach) which never finds its way to the target. How's the 50 year war on poverty doing? It only made a lot of non-profit scammers rich.
I know this is an age old problem, but it's disgusting to me that the gov't has finally got to pass a law to regulate what parents should already be instilling into their children.
Is it just to simplistic to say that parents need to get their own acts together and to care and be involved in their children's lives?
And I hate to say it, but I think there is an underlying problem that causes a child to bully…parents need to be on top of this. Unless the parent is the problem…then the parents have to address their own shortcomings.
We need to better ourselves for our kids…they're our future. Now, to me, that's an investment worth making!
Of course, the opposite is true as well: the government passes laws (or sets up administrative overseers) that regulate what parents CAN do with their children. And that goes for teachers/schools as well. Expulsion? Holding kids back? Where did it all go?