Read this editorial:
“Should high school students have an opportunity to earn credits for a course that involves weapons training? Moreover, should they get paid to take the course?”
This is another example of a group of people that have their heads up their asses. School is meant to teach and instruct. This Editorial comes to us from the Moose Jaw Times. Apparently there is a group of pro peace groups that don't like the fact that students out west will have the opportunity take a reserve Co-op program, especially when that training will involve the use of weapons.
The Regina Peace Council has started circulating a petition to try and prevent the implementation of a Co-op Program in Saskatchewan school boards. Now unless they do things differently out west, schools are intended to educate and train the future work force of this nation of ours. The Profession of Arms is also something that needs to be taught as well. when a person becomes a soldier he is not just going to the local armouries to carry a weapon and saying hey lets go shoot stuff ! They are making a conscious decision to place themselves in harms way for the betterment of the nation. Harm comes in may forms. It can come in the form of a disease such as Ebola, it can come in the form of a natural disaster, and yes it can come in the form of war. I wonder of these people in these groups realize there are many different sides to being a soldier and carrying a weapon is only one of those sides.
I also think that it is quite ironic that these groups have such a hard on for the common troop when it might be wiser and better idea to stop kids from taking science in school, because far more damage, and havoc have been caused by scientists and engineers than GI Joe and GI Jane. Just to give an example, The Maxim Machine Gun revolutionized modern warfare, it was not created by a soldier but by an inventor, in reality an engineer, that learned his trade, I'm almost positive in a school. This is the same guy that has patents for mouse traps and curling irons. Another item which we are all familiar with, the atomic bomb was initially created by a physicist, another scientist. These two inventions alone are responsible for the deaths of literally millions,, not to mention Zyclon B gas that killed millions on its own. So why are we allowing science classes in our schools. I think we should start a petition to eliminate science classes from our schools.