Originally posted by noonebutme
reply to post by James1982
Well, you're the one who started out your OP with "hilarious" regarding children and peanut allergies.
And you can rage all you want, not my problem. The fact that you feel so "infringed" upon because children are asked not to eat "peanut butter"
show your priorities. A few children who may have a deadly reaction to peanuts should in no way prevent others from enjoying it at a public
WTF is wrong with you people?? It's "peanut butter" they are being asked to not bring to school, not a pint of blood or sign their souls away.
Christ, THIS is what enrages people?
You'd feel a lot different if it was you that had the allergy, or your children. But you don't. And it's clear you don't give a monkey about
anyone else except your "perceived" oppression.
The only thing I'm raging about is you putting words into my mouth. If you want to debate the subject at hand then do so, but claiming I said
something I didn't is low, very low.
And no, I wouldn't feel any different about it just because I had a kid with allergies. Unlike some others, I don't believe the world revolves
around me or my family. The safety, health, and security of me and my family is a responsibility that I take upon myself, not demand others do.
Could you please answer the question I've been asking over and over? Do you think that people should be banned from eating any peanut products in
their own home if they have school aged children? Apparently some have such a severe reaction to peanut products that a simple smell or tiny particle
in the air will cause issues. It would be incredibly easy for someone who is eating peanuts at their home to bring contamination into the school.
I really hope you DON'T think people should be banned from eating peanuts in their own homes, and I'm going to continue based upon this
If people can easily bring contamination from home, then what's the point of banning peanut products from schools? It won't solve anything if a
person eats a peanut butter sandwich before coming to school, or while at school. The peanut contamination will be on the person either way.
Is your right to eat peanut products at your HOME more important than the lives of children? No? Then why don't you support banning any peanut
products all together, make it illegal for the whole country to posses anything containing any peanut products? Does that seem extreme to you? Does it
seem like it's going too far? Well that's how I, and other people feel about banning them from schools.
You seem to want to lord your apparent superior compassion over my head, but most likely you too have a point where you'd consider banning peanuts
going "too far" Whatever that line happens to be, banning them from the homes of people with school age children, banning them 100% in the whole
country, the thing that matters is that you understand that at SOME point it becomes too extreme. Just because my tolerance for overbearing rules is a
little less than yours doesn't make me some heartless boogyman.
Unless you support making peanut products completely illegal in this country, then you have to leg to stand on, because you too realize that at some
point this needs to stop.