Children respecting authority… what about authority respecting the children?

David Cameron said that

If children don’t learnt to respect authority at school how can we expect them to respect others when they grow up?

Maybe they’ll grow up to be politicians. Then they can continue the blatant disrespect for the voting public that is so common in today’s politics.

Respect is something you earn, and very importantly it shouldn’t be confused with fear. ASBOs, fingerprinting and CCTV cameras in schools, these aren’t examples of attempts at earning respect, they are trying to strike fear into school children.

So, David, why not stand up against the current trend of sneaking in a police state through the school gates? I am convinced that kids who are treated with respect will be better behaved and respect authority… they will also make better future politicians!

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