October 8, 2010

Why the Good Ones?

Why are we losing the Good Ones?

We lost four in Ohio. We lost one at Rutgers. We are losing them left and right because we let it happen. We, the adults, the ones that form the laws and pretend we know what happens in our child’s life. We don’t, period. How many come home and tell us they are being bullied at school? How many admit the teasing’s of others hurts?

“We’ll handle it” is said by too many school officials and nothing is done. I am not one in favor of a lot of laws, but it is time to put a stop to this! Don’t make it a school rule. Don’t make it a state law. This has to be a federal law based on hate crimes. Everyone is different, so let’s learn to tolerate and even learn from those differences.

We are losing the good ones and leaving the mean ones. People may not agree, but I personally say we need to lock up the bullies before more people with an accent, a different way of life (gay or lesbian, Jewish, etc.), or that just like to dress or be different in some way, get forced to decide suicide is their only way out.

Contact your congressperson, your school administrators, or whomever you can, do stop this practice. There is friendly teasing and malicious. It is this latter that is killing off the good folks and leaving the mean and spiteful bullies.



  1. Our small-tight community was just on the news this week for a long-list-of names lawsuit from a bullying incident where the middle school/school district did not handle the situation correctly. I was appalled by what the superintendent said in a newspaper article, We’ve never had a problem here in the past.” He needs to get his head out of the sand and not tell blatant lies. I had three daughters in the school district for many years and our children tell it like it is and he trying to paint this perfect picture far from the truth.

    Comment by JoAnne Bennett — October 8, 2010 @ 8:27 am | Reply

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  3. Same problem in our schools too. School officials sweep everything under the rug to protect their precious image.

    Comment by Jay Hudson — October 8, 2010 @ 10:39 am | Reply

  4. We must have had our thinking caps on at the same time, Ron. I blogged about this topic today, too, but I don’t see a solution. We are a society of bullies, and history is fraught with them. Children learn through examples, and we parents and grandparents haven’t set a very good example. Even the TV shows our children watch teach them that bullying is a way of life. I fear for my autistic grandson because he’s different than the other children, and the older kids get, the meaner and more determined they are to belittle one another. Why contact Congress? More bullying goes on there than any place I can think of. Our government is certainly not a model for children to follow. 🙂 Bullying and Cancer…two things for which we desperately need a cure.

    Comment by Ginger — October 8, 2010 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

    • “Why contact Congress?” Ginger, perhaps Congress needs to be reminded that they are part of the problem and regardless of their party affiliation.

      Comment by JoAnne Bennett — October 8, 2010 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  5. I would contact them if I thought they gave a damn. 🙂 As far as I’m concerned it would be like sitting on a storefront Santa’s knee and telling old Saint Nick what I want for Christmas.

    Comment by Ginger — October 8, 2010 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

  6. Hi Ron,

    It certianly is time that we adults did something to stop this incidious crime.
    great blog.


    Comment by Margaret Tanner — October 8, 2010 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

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