I was struck by this article about a kid who was bullied for years finally fighting back against his tormentors, and being suspended for his efforts. I was physically bullied for years in elementary school and it was not until middle school I woke up one day and realized I was now a lot bigger than the perpetrators and I beat the sh*t out of one of them in a library study room. Problem over.
I am probably the most passive, least violent person in the libertarian blogosphere (half the sites I really like sound like Burt Reynolds in Deliverance). For God sakes, I am a libertarian that does not even own a freaking gun. But at some point there are people who only understand violence. I figure five years of failed attempted dialog on my part constituted sufficient due diligence before I activated the ground troups. Afterwards, I was absolutely embarrassed that that the problem turned out so easy to end.
PS- This is NOT a plea for some stupid government anti-bullying program. It sucks to be bullied, but it would suck worse to have the government try to aggressively administer justice among 13 year olds.