President Obama's two daughters (and president Clinton's one daughter ) are students at Sidwell Friends school. The word Friends should alert you to the problem of this attendance with heavily armed Secret Service personnel at the school daily.
Here is a school called a Friends school, where the headmaster is a Quaker and half the board of directors are Quakers. Quaker values are fully committed to pacifism.
How does the school reconcile its deep commitment to Quakerism and pacifism and allow bureaucrats walking around the campus loaded to the gills with lethal weapons?
I see some dissonance, I see some incongruity and most of all I see some Quaker hypocrisy of the first-order.
So presidents want their children to have a good education and it turns out that a good education means a pacifist environment in DC.
I don't think the solution should be to impose on Quakers with heavy armaments every day. I'm rather surprised the Quakers who advocate aggressive pacifism are so hypocritical on this issue.