Mayor Bill de Blasio stands behind rule forbidding daddy-daughter dances at New York City schools

It seems a silly idea that to protect the rights of everyone we take away rights from everyone. I’d like you to explain that one. Funny how when you say “good riddance” to logic and reasoning and operate solely on emotion you end up taking away so many pleasures so many of us have innocently enjoyed because 0.6% can’t enjoy what 99.4% of us can so take away the enjoyment of the 99.4%. Sounds logical. No, it doesn’t.

Socialist mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has ruled in his city there will be no father-daughter dances in schools.

“I’m a father with a daughter,” de Blasio told WCBS-TV Wednesday. “I think it’s a beautiful idea to have a father-daughter dance.” But the mayor added that “the goal” of the DOE’s rule “was simply to create something everyone could participate in” and that “we just want to respect all our students.”

The justification?

“Father-daughter dances or mother-son dances can exclude certain students and types of families, and may also be inconsistent with laws that prohibit exclusion on the basis of sex or gender, and are therefore not permissible,” the department told WCBS in a statement.’

To make some feel that they aren’t different because they are, after all, different; to make some feel that their lifestyle is equal to every lifestyle, we through the power of the State make every one of the 99.4% bow to the 0.6% and are forced to change our lives to ensure those different from us don’t feel different from us. Makes sense. Not really.

 

It actually began as part of the celebration of Columbus Day. It commenced first by Rear Admiral George Balch, a veteran of the Civil War, who later become auditor of the New York Board of Education. Balch wanted to teach immigrant children loyalty to the United States and wrote a pledge for them to recite before the flag: “We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!”

Some five years later in August of 1892, Edward Bellamy, a Baptist minister and self-avowed Christian socialist, wrote a different pledge that was adopted in 1942: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” though “to my flag” was changed to “to the flag of the United States”.

What I’m looking at here are the last words, “and justice for all.” America was built upon the principle of justice for all but it was a different interpretation from what Bellamy gave it and how we are interpreting it today. He meant, and we are increasingly making it mean, “social justice for all.” It’s what we find in this story from New York denying father/daughter or mother/son dances we used to hold in our schools.

It gets really messy trying to define social justice and we end up here denying the majority of people pleasures and meaning in life because someone can’t have it the same way we do. It’s impossible to equalize all this out. We end up discriminating against some while we discriminate against others. It doesn’t become that rights are shared, it becomes that rights are taken away. So that you can, I can’t. Actually, in the end we all can’t. That’s become the new way.

Think about it.