What happened in Kansas illustrates why it's important for lawmakers to focus debates on the merits of a proposal rather than engage in silly political stunts. School vouchers and school security are separate issues. They should be treated as such. Lawmakers from both political parties should remember the inherent risk of playing political chicken: The other side may not swerve.
As we noted after the sperm wastage amendment kerfuffle, “If we can't count on elected officials to leave the Romper Room, how can we expect children to act responsibly?”