Keep evil at bay

19th May 2000 at 01:00
THE liberal establishment that controls our schools is unwilling to listen to what ordinary parents think and say. Fortunately, the ballot organised by Brian Souter is allowing the usually silent masses a voice.

If the MSPs are real representatives of those who sent them to the Parliament, they will pay attention to the results and keep the sensible bar on promoting activities and attitudes repugnant to decent people.

Youngsters these days are exposed to all sorts of lures and temptations not known to previous generations, like drugs. Through teevision and the Internet their minds can be poisoned.

Their parents need to be assured that the school is a haven where the good is stressed and the evil is kept at bay as far and as long as possible.

Most teachers try their best, though the foul language heard from playgrounds and on the buses suggests they have an uphill fight.

An irresponsible liberal minority who mistake moral standards for authoritarianism need to know the boundaries society imposes on them - hence the protection of the law.

James McDonnell


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