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Bullying Kids In Schools Is Ok In Kentucky! The House Education Committee Says So….
My friend Michael posted a link to an article about “House Bill 336,” on Facebook which was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville, would require schools to ban bullying because of a student’s race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or learning disabilities. It seems like a logical law, basically seems like a no-brainer, but then in our Capital of Frankfort…. there seems to be a lack of brains. It wasn’t a positive article, and I was floored. This set me off, and when I get set off…. it’s full on attack mode. The House Education Committee should be scared, because they are all about to be fired…. we are going to remove them from their positions, and get people in there who CARE about our children, and their education. They cannot be educated if they are bullied and distracted.
In short, these folks have no business being in the positions that they are in. I am not even sure if they have even seriously studied the teen suicide epidemic in our Nation, and reviewed the numerous other States who have adopted anti-bullying laws in their own States without question. Seriously sad to be living in Kentucky right now…. we are obviously behind in so many many ways.
The House Education Committee turned down the bill. Of course, all of the Republicans voted against the bill stating this was a gay rights issue, and nothing more. Seriously? One quote that I read in the Lexington-Herald Leader pissed me off so much I doubled my blood pressure medicine for the day today.
Rep. Ben Waide, R-Madisonville, called the bill an attempt “to achieve equality by making some people more equal than others, and the measure was not about bullying but “about gay rights in our schools.” (Source)
Are these IDIOTS really representing Kentucky? Equality is not about making people more EQUAL than others, but it does require that our KIDS go to school and are able to have a safe educational experience without feeling rejected or isolated. Have we learned NOTHING from organizations from “The Trevor Project,” or any of the MULTIPLE ORGANIZATIONS which have published listings for teen suicide hotlines?
DEAR HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE – GET EDUCATED ON BULLYING – CLICK HERE!
First thing first…. the House Education Committee are bullies, and if you are reading this as a troubled teenager, please do not let ignorant statements that have been made from these disconnected (albeit well paid but removed from reality) “leaders” in our Government. There are bullies everywhere, including our Government, but the good news is that we can VOTE THEM OUT and control whether or not they continue to represent US in our Government.
Do not be discouraged further by bullies in school, and the read something as temporarily discouraging as this and think that THIS IS FINAL.
IT GETS BETTER, CHECK OUT THIS MUSIC VIDEO BY CHRIS SALVATORE:
Representatives against the House Bill 336 were quoted as saying, “The state already has sufficient laws against bullying. He expressed doubt that any additional laws could help – Rep. C.B. Embry Jr., R-Morgantown,” This language and response seems very disconnected with the issues that are in the mainstream. They wonder why Kentucky’s educational system is one of the worst in the Nation, and then we look at the “House Education Committee” and identify the source of the problem like discovering a major pollutant link in the bottom of our communities drinking water.
HOW CAN YOU TAKE ACTION?
1. Call them out, and turn the tables on them. If they don’t want to work for you and your children, and to possibly PREVENT a child from committing suicide (I can’t believe I just typed that last statement… smh) then CALL THEM and let them know that they are the bullys!
Here is a list of (some) their phone numbers, and more numbers will be posted soon:
1. Rep. Ben Waide | CONTACT INFORMATION
2. Rep. CB Embry | CONTACT INFORMATION - he stated “We have a death penalty against rape and murder but they still happen.” [So that makes it ok?]
3. Here is the BIG surprise…. not “The Family Foundation of Kentucky opposed the bill.” This is because if you have a child in your family who is picked on in schools, the Family Foundation would rather have them be picked on and drove to suicidal thoughts or actions than to put protective measures in place. Sounds like the DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY FOUNDATION to me? Let them know they are out of touch!
The issue is that these OUT OF TOUCH representatives have made this a gay rights issue, and have not made this a protective issue for our children. If they put political scapegoating in front of saving kids lives and scapegoat it on GAY RIGHTS – we have BIG BIG BIG issues.
Then comes the joke from the Family Foundation, which states that they were bullied by a “Fairness Campaign” representative in the Capital Annex, read this direct from their website:
For Immediate Release
March 13, 2012
Contact: Martin Cothran
Phone: (859) 329-1919
LEXINGTON, KY—The leading supporter of the so-called “Bullying Bill” became verbally and physically abusive in a Capitol Annex hallway with an opponent of the bill after the bill went down to defeat in a House committee, attracting the attention of State Police and other observers. The Family Foundation called on the Fairness Campaign to issue a public apology for the behavior of its director, Chris Hartman.
“If you are really opposed to bullying, the last thing you probably want to do is engage in it in plain sight after a meeting in which a bill prohibiting it was just discussed,” said Family Foundation spokesman Martin Cothran.
Hartman obstructed the path of Andrew Walker, who had lobbied the committee against the bill, harassing him as he was leaving the restroom after the meeting and began interrogating him in an intimidating way. Several minutes later, Hartman cornered Walker again and began verbally bullying him with charges of being opposed to student safety. After Walker and Alliance Defense Fund attorney Bryan Beauman began leaving to avoid the confrontation, Hartman began yelling threateningly to reporters and others standing in the hallway about his disenchantment with opponents of the “Bullying Bill.” ”If you want to know who killed this bill, there he is,” he said, pointing to Walker.
The incident occurred in front of the press and others who had just left the committee meeting. A state policeman began moving toward Hartman, but backed off when Walker began to leave. “These actions were all things that, had they occurred in a school, would have constituted bullying under the present school safety laws,” said Cothran. “It is just bizarre to see proponents of so-called bullying legislation using bullying tactics themselves in plain sight.” Cothran said his group was looking into the possibility of filing a formal complaint over the incident……
My thoughts on the statement above is that bullying doesn’t occcur in plain sight for our children in schools, and the isolation and fear causes a “no way out” reaction which ultimately stears them towards suicide. The use of the word “bullying” by opposition does not make the “Family” organization innocent, as they have been bullies themselves time and time again in more aggressive ways than this watered down example. It’s sad that they would use this opportunity to “martyr” themselves as the ones who were “attacked and mistreated,” when the real issue is our children who are suffering – and the ones who can make changes are not grown up enough to play nice and pass a House Bill that would protect the kids.
They deserve to be removed from office….. and I think as the people, we should do it. It’s our kids, and it’s our duty to protect them when no one else will. If they want to play games, then fine. However, the well-being of our children in the classroom will indeed now start at home, and those responsible for standing in the way of this bill should no longer hold office. One child lost to suicide from bullying is enough, and anyone who disagrees may need to seek counseling.
IMAGINE HOW OUR KIDS FEEL? IF THIS WAS MULTIPLIED BY A MAJORITY OF YOUR “PEERS,” AND THERE WAS NO ESCAPE…. NO POLICY TO PROTECT YOU… NO FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCESS…. wait, you do have a formal complaint process….. cause you are running to it like a whiney little baby. Sad.
It’s good that they can file a FORMAL COMPLAINT THAT HAS A PROCESS TO COMPLAIN OVER THE “INCIDENT,” considering they just SHOT DOWN a way for our KIDS to have a way to formally complain or implement a process to stop them from being bullied in schools. It’s the biggest oxymoron, with an emphasis on MORON, that I have EVER EVER read.
EVEN THE MOST OUTSPOKEN HOMOPHOBES HAVE CAUSED ISOLATION AND SUICIDE, BUT DON”T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT:
This is coming from a group which states on their website that says the are “Promoting The Values and Policies That Strengthen Kentucky Families….” Seems a bit odd considering that a family is made of of multiple dynamics in 2012, and if the family is interrupted by a suicide caused by bullying and isolation – well, their mission statement is as about as useful as a bucket full of holes.
GLEE RECENTLY TACKLED THE ISSUE OF GAY TEEN SUICIDE & BULLYING IN SCHOOLS:
A quote on the top of their website states “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” – Dr. Edmund Burke” – and so evil has triumphed, and these people had the potential to be “good men,” but instead did nothing. In short, their website is nothing but hypocracy and filler for those who digest the ignorance that keeps them numb from the real world. | CONTACT THEM AND TELL THEM THEY ARE BULLIES!
WHAT ARE SOME POSITIVE WAYS THE PEOPLE IN TOUCH AT OUR SCHOOLS ARE TACKLING THE BULLYING ISSUE?
The House Education Commmittee is truly disconnected, and those in leadership should be removed, and Iwill post more on the process of getting them removed from office very soon. My next step is to get involved with the Fairness Campaign on this issue, and to speak out rather bluntly on the subject. As you know, I am not one to hold back my words and anyone who opposed this anti-bullying law is on my hitlist. I will be coming for you, and I will make sure that your decision suffers reprocussions. Those responsible are jaded in their power, but there are FAR MORE PEOPLE who have been bullied and isolated than retarded Republicans and opponents of this bill. Therefore, we can easily overtake these idiots and put them in other jobs where they can practice their own self loathing somewhere else.
Our Kentucky, which belongs to us, deserves much better….. and we should not rest until that is the case. Kentucky is WAY BEHIND! Why?
INFORMATION GATHERED ABOUT THIS ARTICLE CAME FROM VARIOUS WEBSITES ONLINE, INCLUDING THE LEXINGTON-HERALD LEADER. BE ADVISED THAT I AM CAMPAINING NOW FOR ALL READERS TO CONTACT THE PEOPLE ABOVE AND LET THEM KNOW THAT KENTUCKY KIDS DO NOT DESERVE TO BE BULLIED, AND THAT YOU WILL BE VOTING AGAINST THEM …. AND SPREADING THE WORD TO REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE.
ARE YOU READY TO BE OUTRAGED? WHAT IF BULLYING WAS BEING ENCOURAGED?
Let’s clean the bullies from our Government, and take over. It’s time for the PEOPLE to stand up and make change instead of arguing with idiots and facing brick walls while our kids lives are in jeapordy.
TO GET PRO-ACTIVE, PLEASE CONTACT THE FAIRNESS CAMPAIGN:
2263 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Dissappointed & Ready To Fire Some Assholes,
Jake A. Wheat