Depression is real. Paranoia is real. Pain ... is real. Psychological or physical, it doesn’t matter.
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I want to be clear here: There are always exceptions to every stance. However, as a former special education teacher of at-risk children and adults (gang members, drug addicts and alcoholics, and the “severely emotionally disturbed”—not a personal judgement, but a population designation for those unaware), dynamics in such classrooms would severely jeopardize the safety of both students and educators if the latter are allowed to open carry while teaching.
Since the beginnings of his candidacy, I’ve excoriated Donald Trump on a regular basis, but I do not hold the same ill will towards conservatives in general.