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Prop-a-palooza: The Use and Abuse of Kiddie Human Shields

pow1000 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:12 PM
But, but, but...."the children wrote to him". Sure, under the supervision of their oh so liberal parents, who are just thrilled to have their kids on TV. All dictators have used children, just think of the "Hitler Jugend", the Chinese had the Pioneers, and Eastern Europe had their groups. After a while our little kiddies will have their brown shirt uniforms, and start informing on their parents. They wil get little patches to put on their shirts. And Dr.'s will be expected to inform on their patients.. It will be Utopia!

The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging -- a feckless attempt to invoke "For the Children" immunity by hiding behind them.

What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-a-longs. We are already inundated...