Not many kids were paddled in elementary school when I went in the 70′s. It’s interesting how many commenters here are admitting to having the experience. I know from childhood experience that fear and humiliation just breed resentment and hatred. Take the kids recess, free time,etc, Punish the parent (where the blame really lies for a 5 year old) by suspending the kid. There are a lot of options, if those involved give a darn and actually make a (consistent) effort. Assault (and yes it is, think if it was an 18 year old) and humiliation by a public employee is just wrong.
 February 20, 2015 at 8:11am
I hope most of the people commenting are plants by the left or maybe ISIS. You people are hot to judge and condemn anyone accused of taking away guns, taking away rights in Blaze stories, without having ‘all the facts’ or ‘both sides of the story’. But in this story, you not only rush to defend the probably abusive parents, but you judge, condemn, and denigrate the girl. Wow! She is a kid trying to work her way through some serious issues. Kids do rash things. So what? From what I see, she is at least trying to work through it, and has the will to do it, unlike the women-haters commenting on this story. To the commenters, I’m sorry if your Mommy didn’t love you enough or if girls gave you the cold shoulder; maybe you should invest in some therapy. It seems from these comments and others I have seen in the past, many of you would love to see a woman abused and enslaved. Oh, and keep the sanctimonious holier-than-though comments for the mirror. You give Christianity a bad name (judge anyone lately?). My final thought is, how many of you have a girl chained up right now in your basement???? I’m starting to wonder.
November 5, 2013 at 11:03pm
This woman has been trouble at the school for a long time, and from what I have heard, may need mental help. When she posted about carrying a gun, the principal was rightfully concerned. Realize people, that you are not getting the whole story and PUT THE PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES DOWN. You all are drawing the conclusion that THE BLAZE wants you to draw. You are being led just like every “dumb liberal” you talk about being led by the left-wing media!
November 5, 2013 at 10:26pm
This line of the story is key: “She says she has had no problems with the school principal, though their entire history is not known.” From what I have heard locally, this woman has interacted with the school many times before, and in a bad way, and may be in need of mental help. If I were the principal and saw that she posted about carrying a gun, uh, yeah I would be cautious, too, under the circumstances.
Would you call this irresponsible journalism on the part of the Blaze? YES, just one more example of a one-sided story of so-called oppression. So put your pitchforks and torches down people, and don’t be led by the nose by ANYONE, including THE BLAZE. They have an agenda, too.
October 24, 2012 at 12:50pm
You’re right. But I think most conservative folks do not agree with the hate regularly spewed in Blaze comments! Too bad we don’t speak up. Hate must be a good motivator. Cops are human too, by the way and are not out to get you!. (Neither are gay people). Go Romney!!!
July 12, 2012 at 5:58pm
The author includes too many of his own opinions or his own version of Christianity stated as fact in the list. They are written in so that they are not his main points, but instead are suppose to be taken as indisputable support for his arguments. Thomas Jefferson not a Christian…incest with Adam and Eve’s children…implying there is no way to reconcile inconsistencies between the Old and New Testament (no one takes the whole Bible literally), etc. He is trying to undermine the beliefs of others by mixing his version of Christianity in with these anecdotes that everyone can relate to.
July 12, 2012 at 4:09pm
At first glance, I can relate to some of these points, thinking of interactions I’ve had with fellow Christians in the past. For example listening to Christians assume the state of a person’s soul because he/she is gay/Catholic/unwilling to be preached to/etc…you fill in the blank. That really rankles me. BUT these lists are really a clever, insidious attack on Christianity itself; attacking it in anecdotal fashion that people can relate to and say “Oh yeah, I remember when so and so did that”. Most of the ‘cliches’ in his list need a context to judge whether they are used in an appropriate, inappropriate, or harmless manner. He is intentionally fanning the flames of hatred toward Christians.
He has posted no assaults on Religion but has only posted thought on how we as Christians come across to others when we use these phrases in conversation with others. Many are words that only turn others away. Christ during his life time tried to teach others how to Love one another, not how to cause people to be offended. You can caught more bees with honey than you can with vinegar.
The author includes too many of his own opinions or his own version of Christianity stated as fact in the list. They are written in so that they are not his main points, but instead are suppose to be taken as indisputable support for his arguments. Thomas Jefferson not a Christian...incest with Adam and Eve's children...implying there is no way to reconcile inconsistencies between the Old and New Testament (no one takes the whole Bible literally), etc. He is trying to undermine the beliefs of others by mixing his version of Christianity in with these anecdotes that everyone can relate to.
July 4, 2012 at 10:32pm
If you view/click on “captions” you will see that all but number 12 are oil on canvas.
January 18, 2012 at 7:50pm
You don’t have to scratch the surface much to find dirt on Newt Gingrich’s personal life ( a whole lot of it). It’s his own doing and will probably be his downfall. It’s an issue that should come up before the general election. I for one am not comfortable with a man that can be THAT dishonorable in his personal life (cheating, all the time apparently, not wanting to pay child support…). Makes my former SC governor, Sanford, look like a saint (his personal life would not have kept me from voting for him).
September 19, 2011 at 1:58pm
EXACTLY; don’t have babies if you can not care for them! I didn’t have babies until late in life; I had the money, but I knew I didn’t have the energy to give them what they needed, by myself. It IS about responsibility. These women should be ashamed for deliberately bringing kids into a life of poverty and government sustenance, but then again SHAME doesn’t exist in this society anymore; it might make somebody feel bad.
July 6, 2011 at 5:15pm
I hope that the comments made on this Website are planted by those who oppose it; I am almost convinced that they are. I KNOW that the majority of Blaze followers are kind and decent people. How about some comments from you all??? I don’t understand why people post such hateful things about this woman. How do you know God has given up on her, that you can so easily wish her pain and suffering and even death. Why not pray for her and her child (the only useful thing we can do). Only God knows the state of her heart.
July 6, 2011 at 2:55pm
Please pray for this woman and her child; remember that she tried to kill herself and is in need of help. Dear Lord, please help and heal Bridget Burkholder. Amen