My Take: By Gordon Lambie

By Gordon Lambie
My Take: By Gordon Lambie

It is not just valid, but important for people in positions of power to be challenged. A healthy government is one where people question each other’s policies and know how to compromise.
There is a difference, though, between challenging someone’s ideas, and attacking them personally.
This morning I read the code of conduct for my children’s school out loud for them at the breakfast table. It wasn’t fun or exciting, but we were asked by the school to do it, so we did.
“I am respectful at all times (of self, others and the environment).”
“I do not bully others.”
“I respect other people’s space and belongings.”
These are basic expectations that are established for elementary school students, so how is it that we live in a world where fully grown adults think it’s fine to do and say whatever they want, including death threats?

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