Friday, October 24, 2008

Consequences! I'm just trying to learn here!

There's nothing funny about scores of high school students getting HIV, but it's not surprising that these students are oblivious to the cause of all of this. Maybe we should keep giving them condoms and birth control pills, and pretend that none of the risks exist:

Marcus Holman, a 14-year-old freshman, said he never imagined HIV would become such a widespread threat at school.

"I'm just trying to pass, get to the next grade, safely," he said.

Everybody wants you to make it there safely, but when you swing your naughty bits around with a cavalier attitude there are consequences. It's your fault, and perhaps the fault of your parents for not sitting down with you and giving you your warning.

This sort of education should have already started, as well as the education about drugs, alcohol, and firearms. Parenting, folks.

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