Re: Jeeping to build character??
My son attends Valley Forge Military Academy (you may remember this school from the movie "Taps"). Here the cadets are taught the six R's - reading, riting, rithmatic, respect, responsibility, and refinement. This school has produced people with these characteristics now for many years. VFMA is the alma mater of such distinguished alumni as author J.D. Salinger, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner playwright Edward F. Albee, former U.S. Senator Warren B. Rudman, GEN H Norman Schwarzkopf; Commander of Operation Desert Storm, former Governor of Puerto Rico, The Honorable Rafael Hernandez Colon, nine-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr, Jacksonville Jaguar NFL player Aaron Beasley and Rhodes Scholar Westley W. O. Moore, and many more that we do not know about.
Character education has been a major part of this schools philosophy since its inception. They know that it is not the restaurants fault if they burn their thighs with a hot cup of coffee while driving...its not the rock'n'roll musicians fault if someone kills themself because of the lyrics of music...its not the tobacco industries fault if they smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die of cancer...it is not the bartenders fault if their neighbor drives drunk and then kills himself because of crashing into a tree...it is not televisions fault if their children are brats without manners...and if a deranged madman shoots their friend, they know it is not the gun manufactures fault. The Cadets know they are ultimately the ones responsible for their actions...not someone or something else! This is what it boils down to...responsibility! Some of their other strong points are Honor, Courage and Duty.
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