It is clear to me that the future of our Nation lies in the hands of our children and their children.   We have an obligation to ensure they are prepared to pick up where we leave off.


I am very concerned about what I am seeing these days in our some of our youth, primarily in the area of respect for authority.


When I hear stories about what is going on in the classrooms, I cringe.  We see numerous instances where children are being disrespectful of their teachers.  They are being unruly, causing problems, and just not paying attention.  What is going on?  I remember when I was a kid; if you acted up at school you got a whooping there…and then another one when you came home.  I knew that respect for teachers was non negotiable.