What in the world is going on in Alabama? We’ve seen a tremendous push for inappropriate books in our public libraries, encouraging children to be something different than what God created them to be. Now we have educators who panic at the sight of an innocent game between two boys in elementary school.

As 1819 News reported earlier this week, a 6-year-old male student was suspended from Bagley Elementary School in Dora “for pretending his finger was a gun in a game of cops and robbers.” The student was given “a Class III violation, the most severe disciplinary infraction category in Jefferson County Schools, which includes significant crimes like bringing a physical gun to school, issuing a bomb threat or committing sexual assault.”

Reading this, it seems we have become a sissified, pansy country with enough feelings on our shoulders to drag the world down. These boys just want to be boys – masculine boys, confident boys – that turn into the strong men who will lead our country and their homes.

No wonder we have weaker churches, families and military! It has nothing to do with any holds that U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is doing. No, it is because we are raising feminized young men to fit our woke narrative. Unfortunately, such a course of action is backfiring on all cylinders.

Our teachers are weakening, leaning too heavily on caution instead of common sense, at least in some instances. These teachers must have kids. They must know what it’s like to play games and have fun in their own homes, right? So let these boys be boys so that they grow into men who can defend themselves, their country, and their families.

True, it starts at home and if I am being honest, teaching your children at home – both boys and girls – will eliminate a lot of these woke issues. However, I know that public school may be the only option. If that is the case, you must fight to ensure that your children get to be just that: children. They don’t need to be persuaded or punished into thinking that normal childhood games will make them criminals.

Consider this story of the young man and the assistant principal who suspended him for his finger gun. How would that assistant principal feel if she knew that her one act of nonsense created a fear in that young man's heart, staying with him forever? How would she feel if one day, because of that fear, he lost his life because he was too scared to do what his natural tendency taught him to do to defend himself?

Moms, raise your boys to be strong. They will have wives one day and children that will need them and parents make the difference!

Young ladies, if you're looking for a husband to lead, guide, and protect you in marriage it is going to be tough. The world will tell you that any man with backbone and confidence to stand for what is right has narcissistic tendencies. What a load of crock! Those men, those strong leaders, do exist, but just because he doesn’t wear your favorite shade of salmon, cook daily, and bring you flowers every time the wind blows and your feelings get hurt doesn’t mean he should be labeled unfairly.

And neither should two little boys playing in elementary school.

Ashley Carter is a wife, mother, and grandmother living in Elmore County, where she and her husband run Farm to Table Living and Carter Farms. Ashley serves as Controller and Executive Assistant at 1819 News. She is currently working on an inspirational book of short stories. To connect with the author of this story or to comment, email ashley.carter@1819news.com.

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