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  •  Unfortunately, kids get dragged in (1+ / 0-)
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    on both sides - I read where the President will give his "Gun Control" Speech with a backdrop of children.

    IMHO - not necessary to use the kids as props - we're all adults and understand what's going on and why.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:54:28 AM PST

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    •  From what I understand, the reason (3+ / 0-)
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      for the children is visibility in order to emphasize the issue of safety vs simple gun control.   Plus, the children who will be there are children who wrote the President about their fears and sadness after Sandyhook.

      Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

      by Ellen Columbo on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:07:00 AM PST

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      •  He's welcome do do so (0+ / 0-)

        I just don't think it's necessary - you want to bring vitims family (adults) fine to emphasize the point.

        There are many different parenting schools - I did my best to shelter my child from the Newtown event - I didn't see any reason to stress my child over an event that very highly unlikely to occur.

        The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

        by ctexrep on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:29:43 AM PST

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