Wednesday, October 18, 2006

School bans tag for fear of liability from children getting hurt

This story pretty much sums up what is wrong with America today: Fear of nothing causes stupid people to take stupid actions.

When I was a kid, we played a game called "smear the queer." Now, we didn't know what "queer" meant, we thought it was the dude with the football that we were supposed to tackle.

And tackle we did during recess. Tag, freeze tag, softball, and 9-square were all games we played during recess.

Dodge ball was a school-sponsored rainy day game we played inside the gymnasium. The point is that kids play. They rough-house. It's a part of growing up.

Apparently, America has grown soft. This is why we get so riled up when it comes to talk of terror.