There is very little that the Obama administration has done in four years that is remotely acceptable. And just when I thought my opinion of the White House could not get any worse, it just did. Not only am I angry that this administration feels it can continually avoid debate and transparency on tough issues such as education, war, immigration, and now guns, but it feels compelled to get children involved in the charade. Obama also had a child present when he signed ObamaCare into law. Just because Obama and Biden behave like children it does not mean it is acceptable for them to involve children in their shenanigans. There are many words that I can use to describe this type of action – indoctrination, inexcusable, propaganda, influence, drama, repulsive, sickening, bullying, emotional, and cowardly. If the NRA used children to support or gain public favor for guns this too would be wrong.
Why does Obama get children involved in his politics? The reason is simple, when public opinion is against your policy you try to make it more personal. And there is nothing more personal than something that affects children. But that is what makes these actions hypocritical. On one hand, Obama may argue his gun and healthcare policies are good for children; but on the other hand, Obama is taking away the innocence of children’s minds by indoctrinating them with biased and opinionated political propaganda. When only one side of the debate is presented whether we like it or not, its purpose is to manipulate and otherwise impartially influence opinion. Involving youths in the gun debate is a manipulative type of bullying, not much different than the type of behavior used by child predators to gain children’s trust and to take advantage of their nativity and innocence. Preying on the emotions of youths is predatory in nature and borders on child abuse.
Youths should not be involved in politics no more than 6 year olds should dating. Once a child is old enough to date than maybe they are ready for politics. Politics today is dirty and vial and is not appropriate for children. It is sad, but politics is solely for mature minds. Children should not be exposed to behavior that is influenced by money, backstabbing, quid pro quo, mudslinging, name calling, and gimmicks. Unfortunately, politicians are by no means ideal role models for children.
It does not matter if Obama bans assault guns, large ammunitions clips, and places the onus on educators to identify bullying and mental illness. This would not have stopped previous and it will not stop future massacres of children or adults. Areas like Chicago with the toughest gun laws also have the highest rates of gun violence. Why? Because liberal laws and sentences are too lenient for gun offenders. And even if an educator identifies bullies and mental illness in children, it is still up to the parents to follow through with medication and medical help. And unfortunately, most parents and people with mental defects live in denial until it is too late.
And how is making health insurance more expensive (ObamaCare) going to help children. If healthcare and insurance costs continue to spiral out of control then how can families afford the medications to keep their children lucid and behaving properly? These are questions that should be open to debate, not unilateral action.
Here is a quick example of liberal hypocrisy when it comes to children and influence. I created a practical project at the elementary school where I volunteer to tutor kids in math and science. We are making our own product and learning how to price the product, the math and science behind building the product, and how to market the product. A few parents told me I was teaching the kids the evils of corporations and profits. I do not politicize anything with the children I teach, I am simply trying to make learning math and science more practical and fun. If what I am doing to educate children, in the minds of some, is evil, then how is what Obama is doing on a national stage alright or remotely appropriate?